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Watching lightning makes me happy.

HAPPY LITTLE THINGS

Melancholy. Feeling blue. Despondency. Overwhelm. I wasn’t diagnosed with clinical depression until well into adulthood, but thankfully, I had by then found some small ways of coping. One of these is my Happy Little Things. Call it gratitude, thankfulness, looking for the silver lining, or just learning to stay positive. Whatever name it goes by, […]

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TODDLER ART SUPPLIES BOX

TODDLER ART SUPPLIES BOX

My daughter LOVES to create masterpieces every day. She pulls down her box of supplies and demands to color any time she enters our kitchen where our box is stored. I thought today I would share some of the toddler friendly supplies we have in ours!   Crayola Color Wonder Markers and Books These are […]

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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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gratefulheart

START EACH DAY WITH A GRATEFUL HEART

The sign in our hallway reads “Start each day with a grateful heart”. A simple message. Should be so easy but let’s be real, you and I both know life can make it difficult to execute this task every day.  The alarm goes off and the feeling of dread for this night owl comes over […]

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Black Friday photo

2017 BLACK FRIDAY GUIDE

My favorite shopping season is here! I love Black Friday shopping. I like going to the stores to find the deals, and now, many of those deals start early online, so you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home, or fight the crowds! If you’re anything like me, you’ve got lots […]

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no no meme

I NEVER TELL MY BABIES NO

My 6-year-old got in trouble last week because he was yelling, “No!” at our 15-month-old. We try really hard not to tell our kids “no” before they are two years old and have a decent vocabulary. Instead, we say, “No, thank you!” and it’s been a great choice for our family. When my husband and […]

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QCMB saving money

SAVING MONEY…OR NOT

We are a family of 8. We have one income. We thrive. But we have to be creative with our resources. I’m going to divulge our secrets. Clothes We buy a lot of used clothing. My 13 year old said to me the other day, “When I grow up, how am I going to know […]

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