FREE Educational Printables for Kids

We all know that Christmas break is filled with excitement as our kids await Santa and opening presents, but now that Christmas is over we all have a holiday hangover. We have entered a parallel dimension between Christmas and New Years and it’s time to get the kids to take a screen break and use […]

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Family photo tips with kids & dogs

Saturday we had the absolute best time taking family photos with our longtime family photographer Jill Denny-Soto. She has been taking our photos for the last 7 years and we wouldn’t let anyone else take our photos. http://www.jilldennyphoto.com But, before I talk about how beautiful the pictures are and how AMAZING our photographer is, let’s get […]

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Bathrobe Mom

I am being brought down by an army I made myself and they are demanding as hell!  My husband is gone again (military life) I am trying to start a business, keep the kids, chickens, dogs, garden, and myself alive. My theme for the year was “I am sorry I am trying to get my shit […]

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Tips on setting realistic expectations

Hi friends! I admit I have a huge problem creating unattainable expectations for myself. It is a serious problem and at times it steals my joy. It leads me to negativity and destructive self-talk. It wasn’t until I started to notice it that I was able to take steps to positive self-talk and setting realistic […]

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Hawaii trip: Kids rated their top 4 memories

Aloha friends! I finally got around to posting a few fun activities we did on our family vacation. The kids have spoken and rated their favorite places. Where we stayed: Kailua Okay, so it’s not groundbreaking. Most people stay in Airbnb’s, but it was the best decision we made. My dad, stepmom, stepsister, her friend, […]

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