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The One Powerful Secret to Overcome the Overwhelm

Overcome the overwhelm

Feeling overwhelmed as a mom is one of the worst feelings in the world. It can make you anxious, restless and frustrated. As the overwhelm mounts in one area of your life, it can overflow into other areas. For instance, I will start to be overwhelmed when I look at my never-ending work at home to-do list.  Then while I’m trying to tackle that list, I notice how messy the house is getting and how much the laundry has piled up […]

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23 Lovely Items to Put in the Little Easter Baskets

Filling Easter baskets is always such a fun part of preparing for Easter. I love coming up with new items each year and finding practical ideas that I know my children will enjoy. Since I have all girls, the Easter items tend to be on the girly side and I also try to include items that the whole family can enjoy such as bags of candy that my husband and I like as well as the kids so that we can all share.  […]

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How to Effectively Potty Train a Toddler

How to potty train a toddler

*This post was submitted by Erin from Transition Tales, a company that creates personalized potty training books for little ones. Affiliate links included below which means if you click through or purchase something through my links, I’ll receive a small compensation at no cost to you. See full disclosure here. Toliet training a toddler. If I could put it on my resume, I would.  Actually, why not?  Surely anyone with children would look at that accomplishment and at least acknowledge its value. […]

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5 Ways to Incorporate Your Kids into Lent

Lent

In our house, we have short attention spans, high energy and very young minds. So for Lent, I try to find, few small, simple ways to incorporate Lent into our week without it being overwhelming for me or the little ones. It’s beneficial for me to have a sense of accomplishment that at least my kids are doing something even if it still feels like close to nothing. So if your household is anything like mine, here are some suggestions for this liturgical season: Set up a […]

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The Birth Story of Our Little Rose

The Birth Story of Our Little Rose

Here we are, almost two months after the birth of our little one and I’m finally getting around to posting her birth story and newborn pictures. This was our second December baby and it’s always a whirlwind having a baby right before the holidays. Not only were we adjusting to the new baby but we had Christmas parties and events. There was our oldest daughter’s preschool Christmas program, our middle daughter’s 4th birthday party and the baby’s baptism. And of […]

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Free 12 Month Meal Planning Packet with 80+ Recipes

Meal planning

Updated for 2018: This is my second year of meal planning and I absolutely love it! Below I’ve outlined my meal planning process and I invite you to join me this year in meal planning with my set of free printables! A variation of this post is featured on the Mommy Blogger Series. Affiliate links included below which means if you click through or purchase something through my links, I’ll receive a small compensation at no cost to you. See […]

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