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When you are in love, spending time together is a no-brainer. No one has to tell newlyweds to be obsessed with each other. Then years of marriage go by….you have kids, a career, a mortgage, PTA meetings, soccer practice,...
It’s an uneasy and scary time, but you all need to eat. The act of preparing and serving a meal – even the most simple of meals – can bring great comfort to you, or whoever is doing the...
I am still reeling from the fact that I should not be going anywhere. Like you, we are doing our best to self seclude so that we lessen the impact of COVID-19 in our community. I don't know what...
Pi (3.14) is the same as 3/14 which is National Pi Day! Naturally, there are many math type ways to celebrate Pi Day, but don't you think the best way is by eating lots and lots of pie? With...
I never realized until speaking with another mom, just how big of a deal having too many toys can be. At this point, Joshua had toys in every room of the house; the living room looked like Toys R...
Not to freak you out, but Easter is coming at us kinda quickly. With all the fun of egg hunts, Easter services and dressing our littles up in lace, bonnets and oxfords, it can slip our minds that people...
How many of us finally get some alone time with our spouse, only to chat about the kids? Me too! Sometimes it's hard to think of date night questions when you're tired from work and parenting. I'm sure many of...
Specific Strategies for Living a Minimalist Mom Life In my previous article, I revealed to you my journey towards becoming a minimalist mom. If you’ll recall, in my article A Busy Mom’s Guide to Minimalism, I laid out the challenges...
Schools are closed. Hooray. As great as it is to get outside and play, there are still many more hours of the day to fill.  Indoor fun is part of a creative mom's repertoire.Even if you don't consider yourself...
My family of four is just perfect Every family is 'perfect" To begin, I must mention that any family is perfect – an ‘only’ child as I grew up, to 10 siblings, which is the way a friend of mine was...
 Minimalism for the Busy Mom Before kids I was pretty good about keeping tidy, and holding on only to what I really needed and storing away only a few sentimental items. Then I became a mother and along with my mama...
I have just finished reading "Skipping Christmas", by John Grisham, and - avoiding spoiling the story for you if you haven't read it yet - I have to say that it gave me the inspiration on thinking "which holiday...

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