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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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Confessions of an Accidental Homeroom Mom: What Are You Saying Yes To?

I made sure we arrived ridiculously early during open house for my son’s kindergarten. This was partially because I was nervous but also because we had a lot to do. We set about putting all the supplies where the teacher wanted them. Then, did a mountain of paperwork. Followed by our wonderful teacher speaking to […]

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The Homeschooling Questions You Really Want to Ask

The Homeschooling Questions You Really Want to Ask

In the wake of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, I’ve had a lot of people ask me about homeschooling as they try to make decisions about their children’s future in public schools. Many of them ask similar questions and it occurred to me that there may be other parents out there with the […]

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Facebook, Friendship and 4 Tips for How to Do Them Right!

Facebook, Friendship and 4 Tips for How to Do Them Right!

I recently read a Facebook post where a mom joked that she forced her kids to plan their own play dates because she didn’t like talking to other moms. It bothered me. Why do we hate having to talk to each other? It’s already hard enough to make mommy friends and it’s even harder when we try to avoid […]

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Financial Freedom_ How to Live Like No One Else and Get Ahead (1)

Financial Freedom: How to Live Like No One Else and Get Ahead

Financial planning. Taxes. Emergency fund. Budgeting. Debt. No Financial Freedom. Those words or anything dealing with money really used to stress me out. I was a typical college student, and managed to get myself into credit card debt at a young age. Even though I KNEW better. But I was convinced that I NEEDED stuff […]

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Cinderella Step Mom

What Cinderella Gets Wrong About Being a Stepmom – And How to Get it Right

We all know the story about the wicked stepmother enslaving Cinderella. The evil woman didn’t want to let her go the ball. It took a fairy godmother and some mice to transform Cinderella and help her escape the wrath of this terrifying maternal figure and find her Prince Charming. Thanks a lot Disney, for giving […]

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Six Things I Wish I Someone Told Me Before I Became a Mom

  Nothing can prepare you for motherhood. Each mother is different and each baby is different, so there can’t possibly be a manual for motherhood. However, there are a few things I wish someone had told me before I entered this wild, wonderful, beautiful world of motherhood. A sort of list to prepare me for […]

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