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DIY Deluxe Pedicure Gift Box

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I’m of European decent. I call myself a ‘European mutt.’ Included in my family tree are ancestors who are German, Swiss, Dutch, Danish, English, Swedish, and Irish. Thus, the desert dry-hot and desert dry-cold weather does nothing but dry out and damage my skin. It seems like no matter what I do, my feet are always

How to Create a Memorable & Cherished Christmas for Children

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Creating a memorable and cherished Christmas for your children doesn’t have to be overly expensive or complex. To prove this point, just take a minute and think back on when you were a child. What do you remember and cherish most about Christmas? As I did this, three main things game to mind: 1- Helping and

“Fourth Trimester” Secrets: Your Body After Childbirth

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  After childbirth, the physical changes, feelings of discomfort, and emotions experienced during pregnancy and labor don’t just mysteriously reset in an instant. There are major shifts that occur as the body fights to heal and recover. At the same time, if you breastfeed, your body is also working hard to make and regulate the

9 Steps to Take Before Conceiving

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There are many things to do and consider before trying to conceive. When we were thinking about trying to concieve our first (who is now almost three) I asked my sister, friends, etc. what they recommended. Doing what they suggested made for a better pregnancy and experience. I now have two children and have learned a few other

10 Amazing Birth Stories

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I love to read birth stories. Many are very beautiful, emotional, and inspiring. I have learned a lot from different unique experiences I’ve read or heard about. Reading through birth stories (especially if you are pregnant with your first) can help you prepare for the birth of your baby. Hearing about a variety of labor experiences helps

Cricut Explore Air Giveaway

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Honestly I love the things that Cricut can do. I just got one and I’m in love. I have a few projects I’m making and they are easier, so much faster, and much less expensive because of the Cricut. There are just so many things to create with a Cricut Explore electronic cutting machine.  You

Homemade Diaper Rash Cream Recipes

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My son responds really well to Desitin for his diaper rashes. My daughter does not. It’s been a struggle finding something that works for her as well as Desitin works for my son. Through this experience, I’ve learned that little ones respond differently to diaper rash creams. They are not a “one works for all” type

9 Lessons Learned from a 7-Day-Labor

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Aurora is our second baby (first daughter). Overall she was a much easier pregnancy than Denali (our first son). I wasn’t nearly as sick and I wasn’t sick for as long. Denali was positioned differently and gave me severe PGP (I was pretty much bed ridden). Aurora sat higher and despite some pain, I was

10 ‘Must-Do’s’ to Have Amazing Family Photographs

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I love family photographs! It’s really fun to see family photos of my friends and of course have great ones too. We set out to get ours done, and let me tell you, getting it right can be a big production. But if you are prepared well, I think any family can get amazing family photographs. Here

9 Ways to Have a Successful Family Dinner

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Dinner as a family is a huge priority of ours. It is so great to spend that time together, to communicate, bond as a family, and have a fun time. When I heard about the “Take Back the Table Challenge” which is a challenge to eat together more as a family, we were game to

27 Reasons Why I Love Being a Stay-at-Home Mom

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Being a stay-at-home mom is not an easy job (that is an understatement by the way), but it sure is rewarding! Below are just 27 of the many reasons I love being a stay-at-home mom. Quick note- By writing this blog post I’m not trying to personally demean anyone who is not a SAHM. I’m just simply sharing what

How to Make Money on Fiverr

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  Today, Adrian, a friend of mine will be doing an interview on how she successfully makes money on Fiverr each month—doing things she likes and chooses to do! It’s an impressive story. Note- although 95% of the mothers interviewed in this series are stay-at-home moms, Adrian works a day job. I am making an exception and

15 Steps to a Successful Morning Routine for You and Your Kids

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Mornings are such a double edge sword for me. I love that I wake up rested and looking forward to a new day. But yet, I kind of dread getting out of my soft comfy bed (esp. if I feel like the morning could be chaotic). I’ve found (and I’ve heard from other moms, including my

Reasons Why ‘Bubblegum’ and I Love Sprout® Organic Foods

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‘Bubblegum’ is the little lady of our household. She turned 10 months today! She is a total angel. She smiles so sweet and loves everyone. She is slightly shy and will lean into me and snuggle her head on my shoulder when she gets a little embarrassed—it’s so endearing! She rarely cries, loves to crawl around, chew on things,

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