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How to handle 4 kids in 4 different schools

How to handle 4 kids in 4 different schools

By now, kids across the country are back to school. My kids have been back for several weeks now, and it’s been interesting having four kids in four different schools. Of course, this was really my doing. When you spread out having kids across nine years, you really get what you get. No complaints here! … Continued

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Healthy Summer Snacks (without the stress)

Healthy Summer Snacks (without the stress)

Kids are ALWAYS hungry, aren’t they? I feel like there’s always someone in the kitchen munching on something–morning, noon and night. I don’t have the time or the desire to be tethered to the kitchen, trying to make sure that my kids are choosing healthy options when they (incessantly) snack. It’s all about being stocked … Continued

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Adding a New Family Member

Adding a New Family Member

In case you missed it, we added a new little girl to our family in February. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision to get her, and I immediately wondered why I said yes. But we are so excited to have our little Ivy in our lives! I’m a first-time dog mom so getting a puppy has … Continued

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Healthy On-the-Go Eating

Healthy On-the-Go Eating

Conquering the nutrition battle seems to be the biggest challenge for most people trying to make a lifestyle change. While I don’t have the perfect answer, I do have some go-to recipes and meals that I use to make sure I stay on track. Here are some of my favorite snacks and on-the-go choices when … Continued

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Meditate for Mindfulness

Meditate for Mindfulness

You may have seen my post about my youngest, Molly, trying out meditation. It’s funny that, at not quite 8 years old, Molly knew that meditation would allow her to have the peace of mind to work through the thoughts and frustrations she was having. As adults, we can learn something from this. Meditation is … Continued

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Time Hacks for Busy Days

Time Hacks for Busy Days

If your to-do list looks anything like mine, you could use a little more time in every day. I’m right there with you! And with more holidays coming up, it’s only going to get busier. Here are some of my top time hacks to help you crush your busy days around the holidays (or any … Continued

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First Impressions of Last Chance

First Impressions of Last Chance

We needed to do some camp shopping and on our way to find Nordstrom Rack we stumbled upon Last Chance.  For those who (like me) are new to Last Chance it is Nordstrom’s final-clearance store for returned and overstocked merchandise from Nordstrom stores, Nordstrom Rack and Nordstrom.com. (Quick note – All merchandise at Last Chance is sold as-is with … Continued

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Recent Cooking Fails

Recent Cooking Fails

Cooking fails are a part of life. But there comes a time when you think you have it all together, right? Funny how life sneaks up and proves you wrong! My Failed Roast A few months ago, you might remember a photo on my Facebook page. It was a beautiful crockpot roast—before it cooked. It … Continued

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Phoneless in Hawaii

Phoneless in Hawaii

While we were in Hawaii on vacation, my iPhone went for a swim. You see, I had it in a pool bag on a lounge chair. A gust of wind came along and—poof. The phone, along with two lounge chairs landed in the nearby pool. Sadly, it never recovered from its adventure. But not for … Continued