How I Learned Not To Sweat The Small Stuff

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“Through humor, you can soften some of the worse blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive.” -unknown They say a clean house is a healthy house. While there may be truth to that, I had to let go of that fantasy years […]

Boys Will Be Boys

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I have one adolescent girl and four young boys under the age of 13. I had (only) one girl for ten years and compared to the four boys, that was a cake walk. I think moms of multiple boys should be handed some sort of survival guide. I don’t think anyone can be prepared for […]

Gaming 101 for “Me Time”

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The following post is sponsored by DoubleDown Casino. Somehow, online social gaming ends up being an integral part of my day.  I have a handful of kids and with all of the waiting around I do at sports events and appointments, I often grab my iPhone and poke around social gaming apps and websites. At night […]

My Son, The Superhero

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My son absolutely adores superheroes so it’s no surprise he chose to make superhero Valentines for his classmates.  There isn’t a Power Ranger, Superman or Captain America movie that he hasn’t seen at least 20 times.  Anything you want to know about Superheroes, he can tell you because he knows everything there is to know about […]

Perfect Crock-Pot Chili Recipe

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Chili is perfect for game day (and any day really!). This easy recipe will have your guests cheering for more! Ingredients: 2 lbs ground chuck 1 medium size onion, finely chopped ½ cup water 1 garlic clove, minced 1 can pinto beans (drained) 1 can kidney beans (drained) 1 large can tomato sauce 1 small […]

Family Planning – Or Not!

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Having my kids close in age has made life interesting to say the least. Interesting is probably not the most accurate word, but I want to sound like a nice mommy. There is much controversy surrounding the ideal way to space out your children. I would love to say that I spent a lot of […]

New Year’s Resolutions For Mom

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I am not the biggest fan of New Year’s resolutions. Honestly, I am not sure I have ever made a New Year’s resolution that I have honored, but this year, I have decided to reflect honestly on the things I can do to be a better person and a better mom. Be more patient. As […]