Remembering 9-11

Enjoy this repost from 9/11/10. I'm gathering my thoughts and feelings about the past few days .  I really want to share with you what I'm feeling right now, because I must acknowledge these blessings I have received.But I also must recognize today... and here is why:Where were you when you heard about the attacks?I was on my way out the door to give birth to this little angel.As we were leaving, my sister (who was... …
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Kitchen Tips To Make Life Easier

Save Time, Money, and Effort with these Kitchen Tips! Let's face it, if you are trying to prepare 3 good meals a day for your family you spend A LOT of time in the kitchen planning, prepping, making, serving, and cleaning up after enjoying a meal. As your children get older, they can help out with more of the tasks, but there is still a lot to do! I am always on the lookout for ways to cut down time, keep things organized, and help to cut costs... …
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20 Great Questions To Ask Kids After School

We are back with DAY 2 of our back to school series and we are so excited for today's topic! 20 Questions to Ask Your Kids After School:Communication is key with children. You simply cannot raise them without it! Sometimes we can find ourselves going through the motions because at times, kids hate communicating and it is too much of an effort to pry things out of them. Because of this, I decided that for Day 2 of our series, we could focus... …
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25 Lunch Box Hacks to Simplify Your Mornings

With 6 kids in school this year, I have finally figured out that I've got to be organized when it comes to our morning routine and making school lunches!  I'm a proponent for teaching your children how to work... and one of the ways I teach them is by having them do for themselves as much as possible.  That includes making their own lunch!  My kids that are over 8 are proficient at making their own lunch... the younger ones still receive some assistance... …
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DIY Aromatherapy Mist

Need a quick pick me up in the day? We all have those days where we just lose our energy and quick. You know the days I am talking about. The ones with 13 loads of laundry, sports practices, meal prepping, and all the other little things that go on in the day. Some days we just need that extra little something to keep going!One of my favorite ways to freshen things up and give me new life is by using essential oils. I found this lovely blend... …
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12 Easy Ways To Drink More Water

Let's talk water for a moment, shall we? Did you know up to 60% of the human adult body is water? That's a lot of water! Our body counts on that water for a number of essential functions to keep us all going strong and healthy. If we do not regularly consume enough water, some of our body's processes may not function correctly or at all which can result in a wide variety of possible skin, mood, weight or health issues. Basically, water is super... …
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13 of the Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods!

Help your body out by keeping inflammation down! Inflammation can cause a ton of health issues including obesity, acne, ADD/ADHD, peripheral neuropathy, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, migraines, thyroid issues, dental issues, or even cancer! This is a very short list of the many known medical issues that inflammation can cause! The good news is, taking care of inflammation can be as simple as your diet! Want to know more? Check out the 13 best anti-inflammatory... …
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All Natural After Sun Spray

Summer is here! And all that sunshine usually calls for SUNBURNS! We've all had them and know just how uncomfortable they can be!  Regular Aloe Vera Gel has all kinds of extra ingredients, alcohol, water, glycerin, 4 more ingredients I've never heard of and THEN Aloe leaf... plus a bunch more chemicals and colors after that! There is no need to irritate your skin even more by applying chemicals to your skin that will absorb right into your... …
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Why I Love Back to School Shopping with Crazy 8

Can you believe it's almost time to head back to school?! I always have such mixed feelings when this time comes. I mean I love having my kids home for summer, honestly, I do! But I do miss the routine that school brings (not to mention cleaner house). :) I am sure all moms feel those same feelings too! The Misfits of SummerThe one thing that almost always brings up a bit of anxiety is with back to school is that I need to make sure my... …
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My Favorite Home Learning Program: Homeschooling Series: Part 4

Welcome back to our Homeschooling Series DAY 4! Wow time has been going SO quickly! I have loved each day here with you guys! Your comments, participation, and love have made this series so awesome. As you can tell, this week we are focusing on homeschooling! If you've missed out on any of our previous day's post, be sure to check them out!Day 1: Pros and Cons to Homeschooling Day 2: My Favorite Way to Homeschool {Plus a Work at Home Opportunity} ... …
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