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7 Tips on How to Motivate Kids to Help with Spring Cleaning

Ugh! Spring Cleaning. It’s a time consuming activity that no busy mom wants to conquer on her own. My mom used to say (half joking) that she had kids so that they could do the housework. I had chores when I was little and I do remember protesting. I told my mom I didn’t see […]

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Tasks in 15 Minutes

Getting ish Done: The Power of Accomplishing Tasks in 15 Minutes

Ever feel like you are racing against the clock? As if there’s never enough time to tackle that never-ending, mountainous to-do list? And just forget about finding time for the fun things you actually want to do. Sometimes life is like watching Groundhogs Day on a continuous loop, over and over again, while spinning on […]

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Photo Series: The Way We Are

In June 2017, I officially decided to became a stay at home mom. The month before we welcomed our second child into our family and in that short time frame I knew I wanted to spend more time with both my children. Whether it was making sandwiches, building blocks with my son, teaching my daughter […]

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Feeding Tiny Humans No Cooking Required

Feeding Tiny Humans: No Cooking Required

When my daughter was a baby, anyplace with a drive-thru became my best friend. I needed food and it was winter in Minnesota. With temperatures below zero, I refused to leave the comfort of my car and those amazing heated seats. Then my daughter went through that stage where she would only nap by me […]

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We need to back off moms on bouncing back

We Need to Back Off Moms On Bouncing Back

This past December we celebrated my daughter’s first birthday. There is a lot to take on during that first year with a baby. One of the biggest pressures moms face is “bouncing back” after baby. Let me start by saying every woman is different. Pregnancy affects everyone differently, both mind and body. Whether you’ve experienced […]

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Mom's Guide to Creative Punishment

Mom’s Guide to Creative Punishment

The Hug Initiative Moms have a lot on their hands. We are always busy doing hundreds of things and sometimes our sweet little offspring have other ideas! Sometimes, they just don’t co-operate. Like us, our kids have bad days, bad attitudes and meltdowns. It’s our responsibility to correct their bad behavior. Sometimes it’s as easy as […]

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Thankful Tree: Little Things We Are Thankful For

Thankful Tree: Little Things We Are Thankful For

As we approach Thanksgiving, we begin to stock up on turkey trimmings and… wrapping paper. We get so caught up in festivities, the hustle and bustle, that sometimes we forget that Thanksgiving is about giving thanks! Our family started a Thankful Tree this year (Thank you Pinterest!).  Thankful Tree We found a limb from Irma’s leftovers and put it into […]

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