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Romantic Recipe: Mixed Berry Tart for Two

Romantic Recipe: Mixed Berry Tart for Two

What’s more romantic than a warm dessert made to share? Create a special tart for two to share with your   Read More »

Mom Confession: I would totally wear this t-shirt from the Target girls section!

Mom Confessions: I would totally wear clothes from the girls department at Target (and how to DIY them)

It’s been 25 years (or more) since shopping in the girls’ department was appropriate for me, but that doesn’t stop   Read More »

13 Ways I Totally Failed at the Holidays (and a few ways I won)

13 Ways I Totally Failed at the Holidays

Do any of us ever feel like we are winning at life? I have rare moments (like, 10 seconds long)   Read More »

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Anthro-inspired Bracelet Project

My friend Bev at Flamingo Toes makes the BEST jewelry projects – many of them are inspired by designer pieces.   Read More »

DIY Beauty

10 DIY Beauty Recipes to Beat Holiday Stress

What is it about the winter holidays that seems to fry our last nerves? Bounce back with a little DIY beauty TLC!

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Creative Parenting: Helping Kids Deal with Fear

Before I was a stay-at-home, coupon clipping, homeschooling mom I worked as a Behavior Specialist for developmentally disabled foster kids.   Read More »

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Mother’s Day Encouragement for Every Woman

  I read a really powerful and tender article this week from Amy at Messy Middle that has stayed with me for   Read More »

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10 Compliments Every Kid Needs to Hear

We’re very intentional about giving lots of verbal praise around our house, and not only to our daughter but to   Read More »

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In a Pinterest World, Love Your Own Life

Yesterday I went to my sister’s wedding. It was gorgeous–the wedding had the most Pin-worthy details like handmade jars of   Read More »

I need to quit saving the world and just save myself

I am not SuperMom

I am a do-er. I’m one of those people who likes to volunteer, likes to run things, likes to put   Read More »