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Setting Goals for 2017

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It seems insane to me how fast a year passes by. While 2016 started out with the loss of my Grandmother, I have found our family growing stronger. It is hard to believe that 2017 brings my twins turning five, my baby brothers turning 17 and 18, and even seeing one of my brothers graduate […]

Tips to achieve your home ownership dreams in 2017

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With new home construction remaining steady throughout last year and despite economic uncertainties caused by a variety of factors, home prices are finally starting to calm down. If this trend continues, which experts predict they will, 2017 is the best time in years to purchase a home in Australia. If finally owning your own home […]

Get Organized with Scotch™ Thermal Laminator

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LaminateWithScotch #CollectiveBias Can you believe it’s time to think about a brand new year? January is right around the corner and I know you are ready to get organized and clutter free for 2017. I have got a great […]

Christmas Gift Cell Phone Prank.

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Gift giving is something I absolutely love planning. We had the fun of pulling a bit of a prank on my little brother as we got him his first cell phone for Christmas. Everyone was in on it but a few little ones almost gave it away.

Christmas Work Party Fun

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It’s a rare thing to be out without my kids on the weekend. With Brian’s work party, we had to deal with a pretty severe windchill warning. -30 anyone? It was pretty painful to say the least but we got out for a few hours to enjoy it! With all the run around as we […]

Five Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe as They Grow Up

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As your children grow, so do the dangers around them. While it is not always possible to keep your kids safe from everything, you want to be sure you do your best to keep them as safe and healthy as possible. There are several ways you can do this, ensuring they are physically safe from […]

5 Reasons Why Kitchen Renovations Might be a Great Idea

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If you are on the fence about whether or not to update your kitchen, you are not alone. It is a very big decision. Even the project with the tightest budget is likely to see five-figure price tags on a kitchen renovation. The process can be disruptive in more ways than one, and you simply […]

Fighting to keep our Twins Together Continues.

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Nathan and Lucas have come such a long way since starting HeadStart. Unfortunately, we are not where we need to be for entering Kindergarten next year. In 2014 I wrote Fighting to Keep Our Twins together in School. While I wish I could say that the school has taken all the information we gave them […]

Target Save $75 on Graco 4-in-1 Seat #Graco4Ever

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Graco4Ever #CollectiveBias Keep your kids safe with the Car Seat That Keeps Up As They Grow. The Graco 4-in-1 seat grows with your child, so you can enjoy 10 years of use, from 4 – 120 lb. The […]

How Savannah’s High Humidity Makes Your AC Sweat [Infographic]

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If you live in a city such as Savannah, Georgia, you’re probably no stranger to high humidity during the summer months. Understandably, you know how uncomfortable being outside in the heat can be. You also probably know that you use your air conditioning unit more in the summer than in the winter. This use could […]

4 Tips for a Fun Stress-Free Bath Time for your Kids

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For some families, bath time is a fun and enjoyable time of the morning or evening. For others, that time comes with a fight and a headache. With some changes to your routine, however, you can make bath time a fun and stress-free experience for both you and your children.  Set the Ground Rules Image […]

Hasbro Be Fearless Be Kind Campaign #BeKind #BFBK

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Living in a blended family with six children, it’s no surprise that we often find ourselves telling our kids about respecting each other. Not only do we want them to be kind to each other but, we want them to show kindness in their schools, the community, and anyone they interact with. As our state […]

Iowa’s Fallen Officers #BackTheBlue

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On Wednesday as Brian woke for work, I checked my phone as I always do. After seeing a news update, I knew I wouldn’t be going back to sleep. Two Des Moines police officers shot and killed in an ambush attack. I still find myself processing the news and it is something I know I […]

Trick or Treat Night One

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Halloween is my favorite holiday. We are known to go all out and I love every minute of it. Our town had it’s downtown trick or treat last night.  Disney Descendants Ant-Man(s) Batman (Don’t worry, he will have a partner in crime for the next trip out!)

Coupons for Good-4 Ways to Support Cancer Research through Giving Gifts

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When you’re shopping around for the perfect gift, consider what the companies you patronize will do with your money. Some amazing businesses donate money to cancer research when you make certain purchases. Next time you’re trying to decide whether to buy someone flowers, jewelry, or an interesting trinket, think about the source of the gift. […]