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Farmhouse Lighting On a Budget- All for Less Than $75

Farmhouse Lighting On a Budget- All for Less Than $75

(This post contains affiliate links.  Read my full disclosure statement here.) We are currently building a house.  This has been a months-long process that has involved lots and lots of shopping and picking out flooring, counter tops, and cabinets.  Some of the choosing is not […]

Parenting a Child with Heart Defects: The Stuff No One Talks About

Parenting a Child with Heart Defects: The Stuff No One Talks About

If you have read my post all about congenital heart defects, you know how common and serious this birth defect is.  (And if you haven’t read it, you should!) You may have also seen pictures like this one:   That is a hard image to […]

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness – CHD Facts, and How You Can Help

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness – CHD Facts, and How You Can Help

February is Heart Month!  To get in the spirit, I decided to write about something very near and dear to my heart. Before my son was diagnosed with complex congenital heart defects (CHDs), I had only heard a little bit about them.  I had heard […]

How to Cut Down on Clutter in a Small House

How to Cut Down on Clutter in a Small House

(This post may contain affiliate links.  Read my full disclosure policy here.) Living in a small house has it’s advantages.  A lower cost of living, less space to clean, and less furniture to buy are just a few of the perks. But it also presents […]

5 Things for Self-Care That Every Mom Should Include in the Budget

5 Things for Self-Care That Every Mom Should Include in the Budget

I recently wrote about why it’s so important for moms to find something for themselves (which you can read here). As a mom, you often spread yourself thin.  After taking care of your kids, your house, your job, the grocery shopping, the cooking, and everything […]

Growing My Blog Series, Part 2: How I Significantly Increased my Traffic in One Month

Growing My Blog Series, Part 2: How I Significantly Increased my Traffic in One Month

(This post may contain affiliate links.  Read my full disclosure statement.) I started this blog back in August.  I hoped to give my readers a unique perspective on things, and help them to solve common, daily problems.  My son inspired me to take this leap, […]

DIY Dinosaur Night Light

DIY Dinosaur Night Light

(This post may contain affiliate links.  Read my full disclosure statement.) My middle son will be 4 in just a month.  With his new maturity, he has gained some new interests, almost out of nowhere!  It is so much fun to see him grow. We […]

How to Avoid Being Overwhelmed as a Mom

How to Avoid Being Overwhelmed as a Mom

As working moms–as moms in general, actually–we all struggle with balance.  With our endless to do lists, managing everything from laundry to work to grocery shopping to everyday parenting, it is so easy to become overrun by our duties as mom.  When do we have […]

Why the 20 Week Anatomy Scan is More than a Gender Reveal, and Questions You Should Ask During Your Scan

Why the 20 Week Anatomy Scan is More than a Gender Reveal, and Questions You Should Ask During Your Scan

Gender reveal parties are everywhere I turn right now.  Every new parent I know has planned these huge parties, months in advance.  They anticipate the excitement of learning if their baby is a boy or a girl, and plan elaborate shows to reveal it to […]

Why Your Child Shouldn’t Use Sippy Cups, and What to Use Instead

Why Your Child Shouldn’t Use Sippy Cups, and What to Use Instead

(This post contains affiliate links.  Read my full disclosure statement.) Sippy cups were designed to prevent spills.  Basically, it was invented so that adults don’t have to constantly clean up juice from young children drinking from open cups. The sippy cup solved a problem for […]