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For Sanity, Not for Vanity

As moms we are busy. Really busy. Whether we are staying at home, working part-time, working full-time or running a Fortune 500 company, we are busy. The demands of life, of kids, of spouses, of our duties inevitably creeps in. What is your coping mechanism? Is it benefiting you? Is it contributing to the wellness […]

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Christmas Unwrapped

The Holiday Blues

The presents are unwrapped, the tree is put away.  Elf on the Shelf is back in the attic and there are no more Christmas parties to look forward to.  If you’re like me, I seem to struggle with the Holiday Blues every year. There is not another big holiday to anticipate until February.  If you […]

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Island full of items to fill the bags for the homeless.

A Play Date With A Purpose

There are so many things I want to teach my children.  SOOOOO many things that I feel they need to learn to be a contributing member of the human race:  work hard, pick up after yourself, be gracious, say thank you, ask for help, share what you have, be a peacemaker, listen, change a tire, […]

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Give the Gift of Time

With the holiday season upon us, it’s no better time than to give the gift of quality time to those we love. Whether we are off work for Christmas or we are stay at home moms that spend our every waking minute with our families, this is a great time to refocus our attention to […]

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Mommy caved! We all went for pedicures.

Rite of Passage

As a mother of girls who are 16 months apart, I struggle with an ongoing issue… do they both get to do the same thing at the same time or should it be special for just one?  When my oldest was starting kindergarten, I wanted to make it special for her, so I had planned […]

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snowman on tree

Salt Dough Ornaments

Salt dough ornaments are such a fun and easy holiday craft! In fact, I’m making this a Christmas tradition in our house, because I want a tree full of 20 years worth of these homemade darlings. I’m NOT a crafty person, in fact, my husband calls my craft projects, “Arts and Craps.” I know – […]

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20 Ways for Kids to Serve at Christmas

My goal this Christmas is to teach my children that Christmas is not about what presents they get, but appreciating our family and our blessings that we’ve received throughout the year. Instilling gratitude, compassion, empathy and the joy of giving in to children is an overwhelming job for parents, but it’s my hope that the […]

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