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Easy Teacher and Daycare Gifts {With Free Printables}

I love Pinterest.  I love seeing creative crafts and ideas for decorating, cooking and gift giving.  I also love time and my sanity.  I used to have lofty goals of homemade gifts for grandparents, teachers and babysitters.  I have come to terms with my reality that that isn’t going to happen.   On a mission to […]

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Calling For Backup

Recently, my husband took a vacation with his dad and brother. It was a much deserved opportunity for him to get away and enjoy himself. But it meant that I was going to be the solo parent of our kindergartner and one year old for five days. It was time to call for backup.  Even […]

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Dear Mom, How Did You Do It All?

Dear Mom, This time of year always gets me feeling nostalgic about my childhood.  Growing up things certainly weren’t perfect, but you sure made it feel pretty close to perfect during the holidays.  (Without Target OR Amazon!!) Every single Christmas song that comes on the radio instantly transports me back to our dining room, table […]

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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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Making Your List & Checking it Many!

 Make your upcoming Holiday season more enjoyable by utilizing a list and planning ahead. Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Shop Small Saturday are all ways to save and cross things off your list. Below are my tips and tricks to get your list taken care of early so you have more time to actually enjoy […]

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Copycat Minnesota State Fair Turkey To Go Sandwich!

Copycat Minnesota State Fair Turkey To Go Sandwiches

What do the Minnesota State Fair and Thanksgiving have in common?  More than you might think!  I’ve been attending the state fair for most of my life and thought I’d tried every delicious offering there.  Enter Turkey-To-Go. Two years ago, at the recommendation of my nephew, I tried this amazing sandwich.  Loose meat turkey served […]

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Adoption Completes Families – Like Mine.

When I think about my family, I can’t imagine it any other way, but without adoption, our family could have looked a whole lot different growing up.  Two of my oldest siblings, my brother and sister, are both adopted. Some people know this about our family, others just simply aren’t aware. Many when they find […]

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The Sisterhood of No More Mom Jeans

This post is written in partnership with Gallery 512 Boutique, all opinions are our ownThis is the tale of two moms, a pair of jeans and the styling session that changed everything. Me:  I think I will be returning those black jeans I bought when we were shopping a couple weeks ago. I think I […]

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Every New Mom Needs This

This post was hard to write for a few reasons. For one, the constant demands of a newborn haven’t left me much time for blogging. I’ve tried to “blog when the baby blogs” but he never seems to pull out his laptop! Even when I’ve technically had the time, the task of organizing my thoughts […]

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