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    It Takes A Village: What To Do If You Don’t Have One

    It takes a village.  A sense of community.  Gal Pals.   These are all popular buzz terms in mom circles.  It’s great to have a group of supportive moms you can call on when you need advice, adult conversation, play dates, and babysitters.  It seems that there is a push for mom’s to have a village too.  But what if you don’t have one? I recently did a google search on creating a village and I came across an article that said, “It takes a village to raise a child, be a part of it!”  I read another post on how to make mom friends and it said, “Just put yourself…

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    Super Simple Series–Simple Toy Storage Solutions

    Toys, toys everywhere!  They overtake the house like flies on food at a picnic.  Then there is the whole issue of cleaning up, either you performing the task or getting the kids to pitch in.  Do you find yourself in this struggle?  In today’s installment of the Super Simple Series, I’m going to discuss simple toy storage solutions.  Whether you have a dedicated playroom or keep toys out in the common living area these ideas will help you with simple storage and make picking up easy. This site contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. Are you busting at the seams…

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    Super Simple Series-Cut the Kitchen Clutter With Simple Spaces

    Ahh yes, the heart of the home, the kitchen!  It’s where all of the action is, including the messes.  Not just dirty dishes and food.  I’m talking about coats, books, charging devices, homework, shoes, toys, mail, mud, sticks. You know everybody’s “treasures.”  It ends up on the floor, under the table, on the counters. Can you relate?  To keep you from feeling like the walls are caving in on you from the all the junk we’re going to explore setting up spaces within your kitchen. Cut the kitchen clutter with simple spaces so it all has a place to go! Why Does My Kitchen Have To Be A Dumping Ground…

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    Super Simple Series–Simple Meal Planning

    You may have read or heard about how great meal planning is.  You always know what’s for dinner.  You can save tons of money by only getting what you need.  Food doesn’t go to waste.  Do you ever feel that planning meals is complicated though?  Sifting through recipes, taking inventory of what you have in stock already, comparing that to what you need plus making a list of other food items can be time-consuming.  In today’s post from the Super Simple Series we’re talking Simple Meal Planning. Why does meal planning have to be so complicated? Simple Meal Planning   You may have heard how great meal planning is.  It can…

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    Super Simple Series–Simple Routines For The Kitchen

    It seems like life hacks are all the craze these days.  Many of them are clever yet some might not be helpful.  They all have one thing in common though, they are intended to make life easy. Maybe super simple. Wouldn’t it be great if things in life were easy? Well, I hate to break it to you, but not everything in life is easy.  If it were we’d never get the satisfaction that comes from working hard on a task.  If everything can’t be easy is there a way to lighten the load? Can we possible not hit our nose to the grindstone so much, my nose is hurting! …

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    Frugally Makeover Your Living Room For Under $100

    Can You Frugally Makeover Your Living Room For Under $100?  Yes! A little over a year ago we moved into our new home.  Instead of decorating right away I wanted to get settled in and get a feel for the space and used to my surroundings before diving in to paint and buy stuff. Purchasing a house and moving is expensive enough, we needed to replenish our resources.  Luckily our room color palate was pretty neutral and was something we could live with. A few months in I knew I wanted to jump on the gray band wagon and paint our living room that color. Our house was built in the…

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    How to Shop For School Supplies Without Leaving Home

    Yes You Can Get Your Class Specific Lists And Stay In Your Pajamas! Ahh it’s already August! Soon enough kids will be heading back to school so that means it’s time to get them ready. Does school supply shopping seem like a chore?  You get your list, walk up and down the isles looking for the specific things.  Have to get your way around other people looking for the same things.  Maybe the store is out items.  Add in having to get supplies for multiple kids and a shopping cart with a screaming toddler. Sounds like a walk in the park right?  Mmmm, no. School List Assist From Target The…

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    Getting Through Pregnancy After Loss and Having A Rainbow Baby

    “Why are there so many songs about rainbows and what’s on the other side?  Rainbows are visions and only illusions”….sang Kermit The Frog.  I love this song.  I sang this in high school for part of a show choir concert I was in.  I don’t know why there are so many songs about rainbows, maybe because people are always looking somewhere over the rainbow.  But I have to say they are not visions or illusions.  I have my own rainbow.  I hold her everyday.  To me she is a physical reminder that God can turn beauty from ashes.  After a storm comes a rainbow.  If you are going through pregnancy…

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    Create Awesome Summer Routines

    I’m excited to have my fellow blogger and mom friend contribute to the blog with today’s post!  Amanda Bradley is the author of Pure Living Mama.  We joined forces to bring you helpful information to survive the summer now that the kids are home from school.  Keep reading on how to create a summer routine for you and your kiddos.  Be sure to check out my post on a summer survival guide for moms and how to have a great time with your kids. Create Awesome Summer Routines Guest Post by Amanda Bradley, www.akbradley.com Ready or not, here comes summer!  With summer comes all the joy of having more time with…

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    Summer Survival Guide For Moms: How to Have a Great Time With Your Kids

    School is out for the summer.  Some moms may say “Woo-hoo!”  while other’s might say “Boo-hoo!”  When the warmer months arrive we dream of care free days filled with family bike rides, ice cream, splashing in the pool, chasing fire flies and vacations.  That’s the beauty of having the crew all together.  Summer breaks also includes more bodies to manage, extra messes, boredom and perhaps tiffs between siblings.  As June rolls on into July and on into August those dreamy days can start to wane and stress can start to heat up like the weather outside.  What’s a mom to do?  While sticky moments are inevitable keep reading to get…