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The Art of Toy Rotation

Does this sound familiar? Throughout the day our son would leave a tornado of destruction by pulling all of his toys out and not ever really playing with any of them. Toys were piled in a heap, and bins were repeatedly dumped. I didn’t know what to do with all of them, and wanted him […]

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I’m A Perfect Mom

I’m a perfect mom. PHEW! That felt great to say! Before you stop reading, at least let me clarify. I like sparkling floors, books arranged by height, clothes in color and sleeve length sequence, and objects all in their own “place.” I like checking boxes off a list, pretty calendars, and perfectly laid plans.  I […]

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Math For Moms

I never thought that I wanted to be a  stay at home mom. In fact, I never even wanted to be a mom in general until I met my husband. I know it sounds cliche, but for reals, it’s actually a true story. I’ve always been a hard worker and have always been incredibly proud […]

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3 Ingredient All Purpose Cleaner

I’ve been making this for years.  I love it.  I could literally spray this in my mouth and not die (don’t do that), AND it works hard at the everyday cleaning and disinfecting that, well, doesn’t really happen everyday at my house.   There are so many opinions out there about the safety vs. effectiveness […]

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Recipe: Pumpkin Trifle

I realize that I already posted a pumpkin recipe. But honestly? I can’t get enough! This recipe was so quick and easy…not to mention delicious….that I just had to share it with all of you! Oh, and you can make it in cute jars. What’s not to love here?! Ingredients: 3/4 cup ginger cookie crumbs […]

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Embracing Your Inner Supermom

Last week I had one of those days. You know. We all have them. The bad ones. The ones we don’t like to acknowledge because, well, they suck. Personally, I’d rather pretend that those days never happen, and that my life is nothing but sunshine and rainbows and well behaved children. But, really, what good […]

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Back To Me

I hate to start with a cliche, but man, I can’t believe it’s already time for back to school. I don’t want to believe it, but the calendar says it’s true. School buses rolled down our neighborhood streets and, dare I even mention it, some of the leaves are starting to turn. Like many of […]

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Is It August Yet?

We knew the month of July was going to be a bit “full” when we planned my son’s summer camp schedule back in early April.  And by “full” I mean 3 family trips, a business trip for my husband, summer camp, and a 20th high school reunion.  In April it all seemed doable, enjoyable even.  […]

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I am Messy Mom

I am Messy Mom. (In spite of my deep cravings for all things simple and clutter-free.) Welcome to my house! Please try not to trip over the assortment of shoes and boots as you enter. I do have an organizational system in place mere inches away in the front hall closet, but my children have yet to […]

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