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Personal / Reflections By On December 19, 2017

2017 In Review

This week I’m prioritizing slowing down a little bit and focusing on planning next year, for the blog as well as my personal life. So I decided to spend a little time looking back at this year, and its amazing how far we’ve come. Last January, I was a very pregnant working mom; and on Valentine’s Day, I turned into…

Family / Personal By On December 17, 2017

Stocking Stuffers for $10 or Less.

One of my favorite parts of Christmas shopping is planning out the stockings with my sister, we have a lot of fun searching for fun or useful small items to give people. For us, stockings are the first thing we open up on Christmas morning, and as children it kept me and my siblings occupied until breakfast. All other presents…

Family / Parenting By On December 14, 2017

Enjoying the Season, Reducing the Stress

*This post contains affiliate links December is a crazy time of year for everybody, and the pressure to hype everything up is overwhelming. When you have kids, it can feel doubly so. I once, out of curiosity, did an internet search on “Advent activities to do with toddlers”, and what I found was amazing. Some bloggers had lists of over…

Personal / Reflections By On December 8, 2017

Pushing past the Holiday Blues

I’ve had a serious case of the blues this week. I’m not prone to it during the Advent season, I’m actually more likely to get this way in the summer when it’s hot. But this week has been one of the most depressing I’ve had in a long time. It definitely has to do with the cold going around the…

Family / Personal By On December 5, 2017

Favorite Christmas Movies

*This Post Contains Affiliate Links I’ve been taken out by a seasonal bug, along with the rest of the family, but when you have kids, “sick days” don’t really happen. So I bundled us all into the living room so I could camp out on the sofa with the kiddos. The boys snuggled and played, while I drank a lot…

Personal / Reflections By On December 2, 2017

The Boy and His Coffee

My oldest son loves watching me make coffee. Every morning he reminds me to make a pot, and settles back to watch the show. It’s a quiet part of our morning. He doesn’t say anything, just sits, quietly watching me clean the coffee grinder, filter and carafe. He is amazingly focused as I put everything back in the machine, set…

Personal By On December 1, 2017

Your Local Library, On Your Tablet With Overdrive

*This post contains affiliate links. Got a book lover in your family? Or are you the bookworm? We have a bunch of book lovers in our family, and most of us have now upgraded to e-books. My mother was skeptical of her Kindle Fire when my dad gave it to her for Christmas a couple of years ago. She was…

Gaming By On November 29, 2017

My Top 5 favorite”Board-Games” and Why I Love Them

*this post contains affiliate links To be honest, I was planning on writing on something completely different today. But I wanted to play some board-games, and since I had no one to play with this evening, this was the next best thing. So I tucked the boys into bed, pulled out my games, took some pictures and poured myself a…