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Top Ten Gifts for Moms – Shop Small

Top Ten Gifts for Moms – Shop Small

I shared recently why my family likes to shop small, which you can read about HERE if you missed it. With Christmas on the way, and you know, since I’m a mom, I thought it would be good to share my top ten gifts for […]

How to Safely Decorate a Christmas Tree with Toddlers

How to Safely Decorate a Christmas Tree with Toddlers

You would think by the time a mom has kid #3, she would have these sorts of things figured out. Well I’m that mom that still doesn’t know what she’s doing half the time. But I can honestly say I just figured out how to […]

Top 10 Funny Quotes for Moms

Top 10 Funny Quotes for Moms

It’s Sunday afternoon, and we are getting mentally prepared for a new week. Some of us are stressed because of the upcoming holidays and travel, and some of us are just hoping we can make it through one more day. Whether you’re a mom of […]

Fruit Turkey Appetizer – Thanksgiving Blogluck

Fruit Turkey Appetizer – Thanksgiving Blogluck

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year, especially since our extended family lives all over the US. It’s a time when we come together to visit and do one of my favorite activities — EAT! While I am never the primary chef […]

Why Our Family Shops Small

Why Our Family Shops Small

The first time I can remember wanting to shop small was when I was 21 and my daughter was a baby. There was a new boutique in town, and was really out of my budget, but the clothes were so beautiful and unique. I wanted […]

Fall Break Fun in Colorado

Fall Break Fun in Colorado

This past week was Fall Break for both of my kiddos, and I really wanted to make the most of their time out of school. Kaiden spent the week with his dad and Arien was out of town for work, but I had my girls […]

Move It Monday – Upper Body Workout with the Surge® Storm

Move It Monday – Upper Body Workout with the Surge® Storm

This post is in collaboration with Hedstrom Fitness; all opinions are my own. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen some recent workouts using the Kamagon® Ball or the Surge®, a couple of awesome exercise tools that use Hydro-Inertia® to challenge your body. […]

How Our Family Does Chores and Allowance

How Our Family Does Chores and Allowance

Chores and Allowance. Two issues that I think many families struggle to figure out. What chores are appropriate? How do you get your kids to do their chores? Should you pay them for it? Why do kids need to get paid money at all? I […]

Circuit Workout: Strength and Cardio

Circuit Workout: Strength and Cardio

One of the awesome perks of my gym membership is the variety of group fitness classes that are offered. Bodypump, PiYO, cycle, yoga… Unfortunately, the group fitness instructors don’t always get the opportunity to take these different classes. We typically go to teach our own […]

Rising From the Ashes…

Rising From the Ashes…

Although my blog didn’t completely die and get reborn, it has been a few months since I posted so it almost feels like I’m starting over. Again. And I’ll apologize now for the rambling that’s about to happen. I have a lot of thoughts that […]