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Podcast Round Up

PODCAST ROUND UP PT. 2

Hi friends!  I hope you’ve had happier ears since the first Podcast Roundup last month.  I’m back with more tried and true podcasts for you to enjoy: Off the Vine – Ready to shake things up? Kaitlyn Bristowe is creating a space where girls (and gents) can feel empowered to be themselves… because there’s more […]

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Podcast Round Up

PODCAST ROUND-UP PT. 1

You know what makes my runs go faster and my dish doing go quicker and my tidying go … funner? Podcasts. I reached out to FB land and want to waste no time directing you to a list of podcasts people love. There were so many passionate submissions, I’ll break it down into multiple posts. […]

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KINDNESS ROCKS

Kind is most certainly the new cool and I couldn’t be more excited about that. What a great time to be raising kids!  Need a tangible (and very fun) way to help your kids foster kindness and spread joy? Enter Kindness Rocks. Kindness rocks are literal rocks (stones) that are painted or colored with inspirational […]

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LOVE YOUR FACE

LOVE YOUR FACE

For the most part, the 30’s have been amazing. It’s like your brain finally puts things in order – who/what to care about, who/what NOT to. There’s a pruning of what’s important, shedding the negative and really enjoying what life has to offer. That all said, not everything in the 30’s has been smooth.  And, […]

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TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

I was on a walk around a beautiful lake with some particularly rockin’ Pandora to keep me company when I had one of those perfectly poignant ideas pop into my brain. I was approaching a milestone birthday – it’s name was 35 (why most have to end in a 5 or 0 to be milestone, […]

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Mom Hacks 2

MOM HACKS PART 2

I hope you enjoyed Mom Hacks Part 1.  I’m back with more tried and true mom hacks to share.  Carry on, super moms. EVEN/ODD CAR SEAT DAYS This is a reader submission – I’m looking at you, Nancy and Lauri!  Two kids + front seat = fight. Give one kid EVEN and one kid ODD. […]

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Mom Hacks

MOM HACKS PART 1

Mommin’ isn’t a cake walk and we could all use some quick short cuts to keep our sanity.  Here are some tried and true “Mom hacks” to keep business running as smoothly as possible. RESTAURANT TOY When we were training our brand new puppy (before kids were in the picture), our trainer recommended that we […]

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TO THE MOM IN A FUNK

Dear Moms, It’s January.  It’s grey and cold and the holidays are over.  There are toys all the places, thank you notes that aren’t writing themselves, and a stretch of indoor play that seems potentially endless.  And those are some prime ingredients for a good, solid funk, if I ever did see them. A funk […]

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CHECK YOUR PULSE

It seems everyone these days has a way to instantly check his/her heart rate.  Exercise trackers are the Tiffany’s heart charm bracelet of the 2010’s.  We all know how far we’ve walked, how well we’ve slept, and how quickly blood is being thrust through our veins.  This matters. But what is the pulse of your […]

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HOW FULL IS YOUR BUCKET?

If you have (or have had) a school-age child recently, chances are you’ve heard about their “bucket.”  This comes from the children’s book How Full is Your Bucket? by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer, which is a favorite of elementary schools.  The concept is simple.  Everyone has an invisible bucket.  Things you do and things […]

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