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DIY Homework Station

Do you want to know what I was not expecting when my oldest started Kindergarten? Homework. So when he immediately came home with a worksheet a night, we scrambled. I mean we had already just spent a bazillion dollars on supplies, but I sent all of those to school! So I was not prepared for… Continue reading DIY Homework Station

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The Easiest (but Ulitmate) After School Snacks

We are still back to school focused at my house right now, and what’s on our minds? Supplies? Clothes? Nope. Food! That’s right. We’ve been playing around with weekday breakfast ideas, practicing for lunchtime in the cafeteria, and now we are dreaming up perfect after school snacks. I vividly remember coming through the front door… Continue reading The Easiest (but Ulitmate) After School Snacks

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Practicing Getting Younger Kids Ready for the School Morning Routine

Friends, can you believe we are weeks away from the start of the school year? It’s nuts how fast this summer has gone by. We have certainly had slower, lazier days around our house. So it’s time to start thinking about getting everyone conditioned for the school routine again. Here are 4 things we are… Continue reading Practicing Getting Younger Kids Ready for the School Morning Routine

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10 FULL Days of Vacation

  I had 10 days off at the beginning of July, and I joke that I accidentally did a full midwest tour. It started with a girls trip to Eureka Springs that was truly rejuvenating. Shopping was done. Adult beverages were had. Deer were seen. Catching up took place. If you have never been there,… Continue reading 10 FULL Days of Vacation

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When You Spend Maternity Leave With Your Husband…Twice

Somewhere in between having our first and second child, I became the breadwinner and my husband became a stay-at-home-dad. When the birth of our second child was approaching, I was excited. Not only was my daughter about to make her world debut, but I was glad to have extra help. I just knew with my husband at home, maternity… Continue reading When You Spend Maternity Leave With Your Husband…Twice

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I’m Glad we Chose to Hold Him Back

My son is a bright, sweet boy who happened to not do very well when he started Pre-K. It was a combination of factors that included a teacher/student misfit, a diagnosis we had yet to receive, and just not being ready. In fact, we pulled him out that December. I questioned if we were making the right… Continue reading I’m Glad we Chose to Hold Him Back

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I Suck at Life Right Now

I suck at life right now. Sharp, on-top-of-it me has been replaced with tired, forgetful me. I don’t know if this is temporary or just how I am now. I returned to work a few months ago after having our third child. The first two times I went back to work after having a baby was… Continue reading I Suck at Life Right Now