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Not for the Faint of Heart

I have 5 soon-to-be 6 kiddos.  My hands (literally) are full…at least that’s what people are always telling me when they find out.  I’m also crazy enough to homeschool.  Yeah, I’m one of those weirdos.  Yet, the mom challenges I face are nothing like the challenges I watch my sister bravely deal with on a […]

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A Different ‘B-Word’

While my kids are in Preschool and Kindergarten, I wonder daily about bullying.  Are they being the respectful almost 4 and 6-year-old that we try to teach them to be? Or are they the joining in the teasing of fellow peers? What is bullying? Taken from the dictionary is the explanation: a person who uses strength […]

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Nurturing Your Spirited Child’s Personality and Heart

Raising a spirited child is not for the faint of heart. If you have a spirited child, you will know exactly what I’m talking about. I’ve heard every trick in the book from well intentioned folks: “Just distract her with something else!” Yeah, right. When she is laser focused on something, you won’t be able […]

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Recycling has always been a major part in my life. My mom recycled everything she could while my dad found ways to reuse and repurpose almost anything he got his hands on. Recycling was a natural thing in our household and I assumed everyone recycled. As I grew up I realized that wasn’t always the […]

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Being Happy Never Goes Out of Style! Let Primp Mankato Help.

This post is written in partnership with Primp MankatoCan changing clothes change your life? Are you hanging on to those “before kids” clothes? Do you feel guilty purchasing things for yourself?    Dressing my postpartum body had proved to be very frustrating and somewhat embarrassing. Even after 2+ years! I am sure people would disagree […]

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