Two things I know for sure: 1) Financial situations require open communication between all involved parties. 2) __(can you guess?)_________  has significantly lowered the amount of gaps in communication with my husband. As August wrapped up, my husband and I were faced with an...

Birthday Party Checklist

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I LOVE celebrating my kiddos!  Their birthdays are usually full of little extras from mom.  I can go, well, just a little overboard when it comes to their birthdays.  I am a DIY'er but usually leave everything to the last minute, which happens to...
Laundry week 2 Scent boosters and dryer sheets  As we continue our venture into penny pinching and becoming more frugal I thought we should continue with my personal favorite {note sarcasm} Laundry. Now that we are spending only pennies a load...
This fall, let’s walk to the end of cancer by joining The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk fundraising campaign, which brings together families and communities to honor blood cancer survivors, as well as those lost to...
Today I am sharing some stories that will tug at your heart a little.  We were asked by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Campaign to share personal stories about cancer, and I have a few...  The Leukemia & Lymphoma...
Growing up I always felt like cancer kept a safe distance from my family home. Fortunately for us, cancer wasn’t something we felt plagued with. As time went on and as I grew up the “C” word started inching its...
I know, I’m like you and the notion of “back to school” makes me want to throw up a little bit. I am the mom who cries on the first day of school—sometimes bordering on a crazy person. Though...

Lunchbox Drama

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Alright, you know that “mom” who has the “perfect” kids and the “perfect” life? The mom who does everything she has ever pinned on Pinterest {and she has like 1,000 pins}?! Or the mom that makes that perfect teacher...
Little Pnuts Toy Review I’ll never forget that little voice saying, “Harper got mail”. She was so excited when I told her that the Little Pnuts package was just for her. I didn’t realize how exciting receiving mail would be...
My darling Kinley just turned two. Seriously, I swear it is going by faster with the second than it did with my son. She is a strong-willed cookie who loves babies, dogs, and keeping up with her big brother. As...
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Juneteenth: Learn the History and Join the Jubilee

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Juneteenth. Ironically, as a Black woman, the history surrounding this amazing day was not told to me as a young girl…not even by my...