Quiet Time for Little Ones

Having a set schedule for naps has always been important to me as a mom. With so many little ones, I needed a break during the day to recharge, catch up on things, and be alone! I’ve always had the girls nap at the same time in the afternoon but when the oldest no longer napped, I knew I had to come up with something so I could still have some quiet time myself. There […]

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Lenna’s Favorite Chicken Pot Pie

This is the meal Lenna requests more than any other. She will gobble up her plate and ask for seconds, then call dibs on the leftovers for lunch the next day! She’s extra eager to help set the table when she knows this meal will be served that night! Chicken pot pie is one of those recipes that could turn into a labor intensive meal, but I don’t have time for that (and I’m sure you […]

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When Grocery Shopping with Kids Isn’t a Disaster

Today I took my three girls to Aldi for our every two week grocery haul. Anyone who’s shopped at Aldi knows the added step of bagging your own groceries can make or break the experience with small children impatiently waiting for their special treat at the end of the trip. (Tell me I’m not the only one who uses a special treat bribe?!) This is them patiently waiting for me to finish bagging up my groceries!! […]

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Meal Plan Monday – February 26 – March 11

We picked today to be a family fun day. Terry took the day off of work and we planned a few fun surprises for the girls and it was a blast. We were almost exhausted by 1pm but that’s the fun of special days. We’ll all sleep good tonight.  Terry and I have a christian camping conference next week Monday-Wednesday, so I’m utilizing a couple of my go-to freezer meals to make things easier on […]

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Meal Plan Monday – February 12-25

Despite having sick kiddos, it was a nice weekend! Saturday I had a bunch of girls come over to try a Charcoal Facial, drink mimosas and chit chat. It was such a fun morning. A big thanks to my hubby for taking the girls to his parents (Thanks Dennis and Julie!!) so that I could have some mom time! My sweet friend Heather brought me these beautiful flowers. It’s amazing how one vase of flowers can […]

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Peanut Butter Granola Recipe

Yogurt + granola + fruit is one of our regular breakfast and snack options. Miss Reese would eat yogurt + granola by the gallons if we didn’t cut her off! We buy a lot of granola, so I thought I’d give making it a try. It’s nice to be the one controlling what goes into our breakfast and snacks, like sugar. You can easily make this recipe vegan, by swapping the honey for pure maple […]

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Meal Plan Monday – January 29 – February 11

Can we just eat eggs for dinner every night? I love eggs. I love my chickens that lay my eggs. Maybe that’s why eggs have become one of my favorite things to eat. There’s nothing more cheerful in my opinion than my egg basket holding pretty eggs on my counter! But I live with my husband. The hater of eggs. He will eat a courtesy fried egg w/ toast every morning because I make it for […]

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

For all you men out there who need a little help getting that perfect little something for your special someone! Or for all you women out there who need to drop several hints to your valentine! These are a few of my favorite things and a few on my wish list (hint hint babe!) 1//Be Mine Duo by Beautycounter// every girl loves a pretty moisturizing lip gloss + a pretty feminine color on their nails. […]

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Making Safer Choices for Me & My Family with Beautycounter

This is nerve-wracking. Trying something new. Putting myself out there. But it’s worth it. I’m so excited to start something new and to share it with you! Following my miscarriage I had a lot of questions and really began researching hormone disruption. I was shocked to discover the personal care products I have been using for so long were filled with toxic chemicals and unsafe ingredients. I don’t think the use of these products led […]

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