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5 LESSONS A MIDWESTERN MOM CAN LEARN FROM HER EAST AFRICAN SISTER

As I write this post from my comfortable kitchen while one child plays Osmo on her iPad and another circles the block on his Razor scooter, mothers living in developing nations are raising children while contending with famine, inadequate healthcare, lack of access to clean water, subpar education, and a host of other challenges. The […]

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HOW TO VACATION FOR FREE (OR ALMOST FREE)

One of the most common things I hear from my Mama friends is, “I need a vacation!” And you know what? They do! I do! YOU do! Let’s face it. We push ourselves waaaay too hard. We need breaks to reset ourselves. Unfortunately, it’s usually the women who need vacations the most that think they […]

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7 WAYS WHITE MOMS CAN FIGHT RACISM AND SPREAD LOVE

I am going to be honest: My prejudice runs wide and deep. As a solidly middle-class, educated, cisgender white woman living in the Midwest who consumes media and actively participates in modern-day America, I’ve got a lifetime of bias and racism to contend with. I’m raising my children in a predominantly white world within a country […]

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BEDTIME SNUGGLES OR DINNER DISHES

It was the end of another busy day in our home. I had been on the go running behind to every appointment and was desperately trying to play catch up. Bedtime was approaching so while I finished up work on the computer, cleaned up the kitchen from dinner, and put in another load of laundry my […]

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CHICKEN AND SPINACH STUFFED SHELLS

Reposted with permission from Ally at Sweet and Savory This is officially my new favorite baked pasta dish. Read on to see why we all loved it! This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.   I may or may not have been slacking in the hearty, stick-to-your-ribs, family dinners as of recent. Our weekends […]

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SHEET PAN PINEAPPLE CHICKEN FAJITAS

This post republished with permission from Ally’s Sweet and Savory Who doesn’t like dinner served with just one dirty dish to clean up? These Sheet Pan Pineapple Chicken Fajitas do just that! This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.   Hey y’all.  How ya doing?  I’m a bit flabbergasted that October is nearing an […]

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LESS GIFTS, MORE MEMORIES

While driving into town last week with the goal to get some Christmas shopping accomplished I was searching my brain on what to put under our tree this year. Truth be told our kids really had no burning desires on their lists.  They are pretty content kiddos and they had to give it some deep thought when I […]

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