5 Ways/Things/Ideas Series

Leave the Worry and Kids at Home

This last week my husband and I were lucky enough to get away for a few days sans kids.  It was nice!  It’s not the first time we’ve left the kids, but I was a little more anxious this time, maybe I just didn’t feel like I needed as much of a break.  Whatever the […]

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31 Things Every Harry Potter Fan Must Do

Today is July 31st, Harry Potter’s birthday, and so I share with you 31 things every Harry Potter fan must do. For all those privileged enough to crack open the pages of the Harry Potter books, and become a fan. For those that cried when Dobby died, cheered when Professor Umbridge was dragged away by […]

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The Pentagon of Health & Fitting in Fitness

Everyone has different ideas of what health means to them. At the gym the other day, Anne, my co-blogger, and I were talking about sustainable weight loss and health and this girl came up to us and told us about an “awesome opportunity” for “healthy weight loss” She was selling something, but she really believed […]

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How to Take Excellent Fireworks Pictures

  Here’s the deal, I don’t have a fancy DSLR camera.  If you don’t know what that is, you’re in the same boat as me.  That means, I’m not confident about taking great fireworks snapshots.  I typically just record the fireworks and enjoy the memories that way.  However, I would really like to take some […]

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Avoiding Brain Drain & Summer Learning Loss

Have you heard of summer learning loss? Brain drain? The Summer Effect? It is a well-documented fact that kids lose a lot of their learning during the summer months. So while we love suntans, sleeping in, and days spent at the pool, park, etc. we need to do something to put a stopper in the […]

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5 Tips for Summer Eating On the Go

Are you sick of sandwiches and chips all summer long? I know that we are busy-busy in the summer, so we eat a lot of meals on the go. But boy do I get sick of the traditional on-the-go fare. Whose with me? Most of us like to stay busy and active in the summer. […]

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Boys Weekend, 5 Sites You May Not Know About in Southern Utah

With Father’s Day in just a couple of days, we wanted to share a fun trip for the boys to take.  I guess the girls can tag along if they want, but in my family, Southern Utah jeeping really is for the boys.  My brother and dad love to take their jeeps, go across some […]

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Top 5 US Locations for A Girl’s Weekend

Mother’s May is a great time to talk about how we as mothers should take some time for a break. Once a year a group of my girl friends and I rent a cabin and spend a weekend shopping, talking, eating, hanging in the hot tub, and just relaxing and rejuvenating.   We all look […]

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5 Mom Hacks

We recently wrote a post about how Being a Mom is Hard Work. And I do not contest that. However, one thing moms need to realize is that they don’t have to do all the work alone. There are ways to do it all and be it all without actually doing it ALL! Does that […]

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5 Ways to Use Grandma’s Spaghetti Sauce

Today I am paying a special tribute to a lady that made this blog possible.  Rachael, is amazing and wonderful, but without this lady, I wouldn’t know Rachael. I’m talking about our Grandma.  Rachael and I are first cousins, and we are so fortunate because we have an amazing grandma.  She taught our moms how […]

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