Low Cost Accommodations- How to find a cheap hotel!

You may remember from my post last week (San Francisco for less than $100/day) that my husband and I were able to stay in San Francisco for free. While this is a rarity, it is not too difficult to find low cost accommodations (Under $75/night), making travel more affordable. However, it can take time and […]

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Vegan Turkey Pancakes

My kids informed me that there are only 3 more days until Thanksgiving! We always try to do one themed breakfast per holiday. My kids LOVE themed meals. But seriously…they are SO much effort and I have 4 kids. ‘Nuff said right? This is really simple and doesn’t take much more work than cooking normal […]

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I’d Rather Be A Role Model Than A Super Model, But Both Would Be Nice!

I have a daughter who is currently seven. She was playing at my sister’s house, and trying to get her daughter to hold still while they were painting nails. She asked, “Don’t you want your nails painted?” After a negative response she said, “But if your nails are painted you will be prettier and more […]

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Natural Homemade Baby Wipes

Welcome to the second in the natural cleaning series! We’re glad you came back! Making your own natural homemade baby wipes is one of the easiest ways to implement natural products into your home. Here are 4 reasons to make your own baby wipes: 1. Safer for you and your baby Baby wipes are one […]

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San Francisco on Less than $100/day Budget

My husband and I recently went on a trip to San Francisco. The first thing I have to say is “Ouch! My legs, shins, calves, feet were killing from the massive amount of walking.”   The second thing I want to say is, “So fun!” This was an anniversary trip, so we intended on going […]

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Overcoming Mommy Burnout

When I was pregnant with my first baby, I remember my mom telling me a story about a time when I (her first baby) had just learned to walk and would follow her everywhere. She said she just got so overwhelmed that she would climb up on the couch to get away from me. I […]

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Natural Homemade Laundry Detergent

Welcome to the first post in our “Natural Cleaning Series.” Our first post is all about laundry detergent! Ok, I don’t know about you but, laundry detergent is one of those things I dread buying. Even the cheapest laundry detergent at Costco is $15. And I usually go through 1-2 big bottles of it per […]

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Hawai’i Life

Photo Cred Some days I wake up and think “Is this really happening?” Living in Hawai’i is an amazing experience, don’t get me wrong, but life is still life. I still have to change poopy diapers, take kids to school, deal with homework and time outs and all the other joys (and trials) that come […]

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Are You Raising Entitled Kids? How Not To!

Today I want to talk about a sticky, polarizing, sensitive issue- Entitlement!   I always hear people complain about the entitlement of today’s youth. The entitled generation. Kids and individuals who want something for nothing, who think the world owes them, and that their problems are the government’s fault, the school curriculum’s fault, the neighbor’s […]

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