Why We Argue In Front Of Our Kids

Our voices were raised. Our tone was frustrated. We were barely waiting for the other to finish before we snapped back with our own reply. The cabinet door slammed. What was it about? Who even knows. Maybe the teething baby, the bills due, the unpredictable schedule, the obligations. Adulting is hard. Harder on 2.5 hours sleep and sporadic bites of […]

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Family Beach Day Essentials

Our kids take after us – they LOVE beach, pool, lake – water any way they can get it. 😛 The more kids we added, the more hectic these beach days became. With a lot of trial and error, we ended up with exactly what we needed to be able to truly relax and enjoy our family beach day! As […]

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Ordinary Days, A Diaper Bag And Love

Motherhood Style Before my babies were even born, I’d decided what kind of mom style I’d have. I was never going to do the leggings/sneakers thing. I wouldn’t have my hair in a messy bun every day, my bag would always match my outfit, and my style was going to be perfectly complemented by my angelic brood surrounding me. 😉 […]

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You Can Tell My Daughter This, But Not That

It’s become quite popular these days to talk about why you shouldn’t say this or that to my daughter. A little old lady in the grocery store tells my daughter she’s pretty, and all of a sudden it’s an Open Letter To That Woman – Why My Daughter Is More Than Pretty. Well – yes. Yes, she is. But other […]

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Setting A Routine To Build Confidence In Kids

Sharing today about the kids’ routine chart! Several of you asked for more details on the chart I mentioned in this post, and how I get the kids to stick with it. Children love routine! It gives a sense of security and confidence when they know what’s going to happen next. As they get older, that knowledge also brings a […]

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5 Little Habits To Shape Their Hearts

Habits – good and bad – are the foundation of our days. There are a thousand parenting articles and books, but sometimes what I really need is a concrete, practical way to mother right now, this minute, while the dinner is cooking, the toddler is screaming, the older kids need help with homework, and the to-do lists seem never-ending. All […]

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Sugar-Free Easter Basket Gifts For Kids

Have you started thinking about filling your child’s Easter basket? Easter is one of those holidays that seems to have turned incredibly commercialized in recent years, with overflowing baskets full of toys and excessive money spent. It’s important to me that our family finds a balance in it all. I want my children to feel the joy of each special […]

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Going Green For St. Patrick’s Day

We are all about holidays over here – any excuse to eat themed snacks and set a fun table! Holidays are an important part of our family life, but holidays are a time to make memories and be together. They shouldn’t be a source of stress. Easier said than done, especially with little ones, but as with everything else, I’ve […]

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