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The Moment

The moment it got easier. The moment I was sleeping at night more than awake. The moment they pushed off on the bike without my help. The moment a basket of laundry went to the laundry room by itself. The moment when they hide their writings and drawings. The moment I didn’t have to play […]

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How Does a Minnesota Mom Prepare for a Snowstorm?

Rain and wind and snow, oh my! In all seriousness our actual forecast is freezing rain, followed by 4 inches of snow. Children are looking forward to snow days and commuters are looking forward to mayhem. So how do we moms get ready to hunker down and not succumb to cabin fever? Step 1: Get […]

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It’s January! Celebrating the Normalness

I love January, new year, new beginnings. There’s more sunlight, almost 10 hours by the end of the month! My husbands birthday is coming up so I can shop for him! When January is over there is a short, quick, little month of February. Now it’s time to get down to business without the distractions […]

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Hexaflexagons, latest craze to hit my house.

Here’s a fun indoor activity for your winter bucket list (ssshh, don’t tell the kids it makes math fun!) While perusing my youtube subscriptions while waiting for dinner to cook I came across Vi Hart’s newest video How To Make a Hexaflexagon: The Definitive Guide It’s her latest in a series of videos explaining about hexaflexagons and […]

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Makuep Brushes

Lazy Mom Products to the Rescue

The holidays are quickly approaching and who doesn’t need a few tips and tricks to make everything go smoother. I recommend taking less time on your appearance!  Just kidding. If hiding in the bathroom “putting on makeup” is self-care while the kids are fighting over whose popsicle stick is touching their drawing, then I totally […]

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Getting the photos off your camera roll

Getting the Photos Off Your Camera Roll

How many photos are on your smart phone’s camera roll?  Hundreds?  Thousands?  Let’s explore some ways to organize and preserve your 2D legacy.  Today is a good day to take stock of your digital photo storage management along with making sure you’re preserving the past in a physical manner that your entire family can enjoy. […]

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becoming a big kid mom

Becoming a Big Kid Mom

It’s the little things now, the slight change in posture, the squaring of the shoulders. I can better see what they will look like when they are done with their growing. They remind me more of relatives and their father. I wonder what they think when they see me staring into the future at them. […]

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Raising PlantsOr Raising Kids

Raising Kids or Raising Plants

I apologize to my yard, I still can’t do both, raise kids and raise plants. It’s good to acknowledge your weaknesses they say. I was so full of optimism this spring, so full of ideas. I was going to have the best yard and garden I’ve ever had this year. I pruned the shrubbery when […]

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Better Mobile Photos of the Kids and You!

We all love the taking photos with our phones, it’s quick and easy and usually right in your pocket!  But they don’t always look as good as you hope.  In this post, I’ll give you a quick guide to making the photos you love to share even better. Step 1 Snapseed I’ll use the Snapseed […]

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