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Confessions of an Imperfect Mommy/Blogger

I think I could write an entire blog with different confessions about my imperfections. I’m not perfect, and I know I never will be, but I feel the pressure to be perfect, and to take perfect pictures, and to look perfect, and to throw perfect birthday parties, and on and on and on.  I’m kinda […]

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5 Tips for Enjoying your Kid’s Birthday Party

I love hosting parties.  I think they are a lot of fun, and I would have a party every weekend if my budget would allow it, and the stress didn’t kill me.   As much as I love throwing parties, I haven’t always been great about getting them together and everything organized in a timely manner. […]

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After School Routines

With a busy household after school is the “crazy” time. This is when the chaos erupts. The kids get rushed here or there for practices and lessons. The homework must be done, the wind down must occur, and of course the dreaded chores. Mom has to sign this, and track that, and read this. Kids […]

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The Purple Purse Project and 100 Dresses

The Ray Rice incident is tragic.  On many levels. One good thing about it though, it has brought more awareness to the victims of Domestic Violence.  While October is the Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Purple Purse Project/Challenge is happening all year long. I recently found out about the Purple Purse through an event I helped […]

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Sleepovers: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

  Sleepovers have elicited some strong emotions among parents lately.  Many parents are choosing to skip the sleepovers and opt for other friend-bonding experiences. It seems like kids come programmed to want sleepovers.  There’s something exciting about having guests overnight.  I have lots of fun memories about sleepovers and all the crazy activities that happened […]

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Gosh My Kids Are Naughty: How to get kids to listen up and do as you say!

We recently had an intern move in with us. She works at my kid’s school, and is from Switzerland, and we are hosting her for a part of the school year. While we are really enjoying having her stay with us, I have definitely noticed more how much my kids misbehave. In fact, it is […]

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Kids Craft Kit Essentials

I can’t tell you the number of times I have been saved by my awesome kids craft kit.  Whenever I have my son’s friends over, or I’m watching nieces and nephews, I almost always end up pulling out my craft kit and we can waste enjoy an hour or two happily entertained.  There’s hardly any yelling, […]

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Road Trip Binders

With my house flooded, and all 6 of us in 2 bedrooms, I decided to take my kids on a road trip from now until school starts back up. We haven’t taken the time to see much of the National Monuments and things in driving distance from our house, so we are visiting Mt. Rushmore, […]

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Back to School Basics

Aahhh, mothers of the world let out a collective sigh, it’s back to school time.  Before we start clicking our heels and planning those long awaited pedicures, and lunches with girlfriends, let’s make sure our kids are settled and off to a great start. My oldest actually started school a couple of weeks ago because […]

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5 Ways to Share Family History With Your Kids

  Today is a state holiday in Utah. It’s called pioneer day because it’s the first day the Utah pioneer settlers arrived in the Salt Lake valley. In Utah is kinda a big deal, but my husband (who isn’t from Utah) gives me a hard time about it because no other state has a state […]

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