Preview: Mama’s Jewelry

This post is sponsored by US Family Guide. Mother's Day is quickly approaching! I have a soft spot for jewelry and other knick knacks that bear my children's names or birth stones. I love creating memories of their childhood and babyhood. There's nothing much more...

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Wild Child (a poem)

My oldest was an amazing little girl. I could take her just about anywhere, and she was respectful and funny and precocious. It was rare that I had to really "fight" her or wrangle her to accomplish anything. My second never has really bucked the system. He's a...

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Five Tips for Happy Parenting

Parenting is hard. Parenting without screaming all the time is harder. If you tell me that you've never yelled at your kids, I'm going to need you to go take a long, hard look in the mirror and rethink your statement. The ugly truth is that we all have "those...

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Simple Easter Garden

This house is all about some seasonal decor. I've shared with you all our Halloween fun, and we have been working to create outdoor porch decor that fits each season. We even have a bit for Valentine's and St. Patrick's Day. The kids were eager to pull out Easter...

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Finding the Gold

The last couple of years have been doozies. Hard. Stressful. Learning experiences. My personal life has been filled with figuring out who I am and what I really want out of life. The outside world -- political, religious, and more -- has been fraught with fighting and...

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My very own coffee corner

Last spring, we moved in to a new-to-us house. It's not new at all, actually. It's over 100 years old, and it belonged to my grandparents and then my parents. I had the distinct honor of "switching" houses with my Mom and Dad (really, we just bought each other's...

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The Star: Coming to DVD!

Did you have a chance to see The Star in theaters when it came out last year? I didn't, so I'm extremely excited to see it when it releases on DVD. My kids love good, engaging cartoon movies. I love when the cartoon movies are wholesome and allow us to have further...

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Blade Tenderizer from Cave Tools (Review)

You know how sometimes, you eat a steak and it's ridiculously juicy and perfectly spiced? I have marinated before, and we've slow-roasted or smoked meat, but there's something about actually getting those marinades in to the meat. The Cave Tools Blade Tenderizer helps...

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Feelin’ Frosty (A poem)

It's that time of the month again when my friends and I link up to write some poetry focused on a central theme. For February, we narrowed it down to "Frosty." I wasn't sure where I wanted to go with this poem. I could write about the weather -- we went through some...

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