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My Kids Homeschool Routine & Creative Kids Activities

My Kids Homeschool Routine & Creative Kids Activities

The recent Coronavirus outbreak and resulting school closures have created many questions for families who are now faced with having kids at home all day. Here’s what “school at home” is like for our family, as well as some creative activities you can do with kids of all ages.

My Simple $50 Makeup Routine + Video Demonstration

My Simple $50 Makeup Routine + Video Demonstration

As a busy mom, I keep my daily makeup routine simple and economical, without skimping on the mascara. I wear makeup mostly every day and I keep my stash stocked up for close to $50. See my top makeup essentials!

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For the Whole Family

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For the Whole Family

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! I love celebrating this holiday with my kids and family. My daughter enjoys having a Valentine’s Day party with her friends. We often make a Valentine’s Day post office using a cardboard box. We make cookies and crafty Valentines to swap with friends. It’s also fun to give small gifts! Here are some inexpensive Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the whole family.
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Why You Should Take a Break and Drink Tea

Why You Should Take a Break and Drink Tea

Everyone’s day is busy. The minutes get filled up with things and the end of the day is often near before you’ve even caught your breath. I like to take a break during my day with a cup of tea. Here are a few reasons why drinking tea is a wonderfully healthy habit.

Great Birthday Gift Ideas for Moms

Great Birthday Gift Ideas for Moms

Birthdays are the perfect excuse to celebrate mom! Celebrating mom’s birthday is a wonderful occasion to pick out one of these gift ideas for moms to show how much you love her!

Easy Fall Tips for Face, Hair & Nails

Easy Fall Tips for Face, Hair & Nails

Does your beauty routine change from season to season? In fall, I usually need to apply a bit more moisturizer to my hands and face. I also enjoy wearing bolder colors. I often pick out a few new accessories and stock up on my essential cold weather beauty products. Here are some of my daily care tips for taking care of my face, hair and nails.
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How to Deal with Five Things Commonly Stained by Kids

How to Deal with Five Things Commonly Stained by Kids

As anyone with kids knows, they can be a mess. Here are five things commonly stained by kids and how you can deal with them.

Change Up your Skincare Routine with Something New

Change Up your Skincare Routine with Something New

I use a few basic products for my skincare routine; face wash, moisturizer, blemish control and toner. I also love trying new products! The best formulas are natural and leave my face feeling soft and refreshed. Here are some great skincare basics for daily use!

Streamlined Diapering Solution & Summer Basics

Streamlined Diapering Solution & Summer Basics

I’ve carried a diaper bag around for about 4 years. Now that I have a 6-year-old, it can be challenging to carry her stuff as well as baby essentials for my little son. I ditched the diaper bag awhile ago in lieu of a few diapers and a pack of wipes, except sometimes these minimal basics aren’t enough. I was excited to discover DiaperQuick, a streamlined bag that provides a clean spot to change a diaper AND holds a few essentials such as 2 to 3 diapers, wipes, a tube of diaper cream and even an extra shirt for my little man.

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How To Make Extra Money Without Sacrificing Time With The Family

How To Make Extra Money Without Sacrificing Time With The Family

Moms can easily make money at home and still spend the majority of their time with their families. Technology has made working from home more than possible by offering a variety of writing, design and marketing freelance jobs.

Teach Kids to Have Happy Hearts with Simple Jobs

Teach Kids to Have Happy Hearts with Simple Jobs

Teaching young kids unselfish habits is so helpful to make daily routines go smoothly. When I give my kids special jobs throughout our day, it’s easier for them to stay on task, be respectful and have fun at the same time!

DIY Painted Canvas Growth Chart

DIY Painted Canvas Growth Chart

Make your own kid-friendly growth chart with painter’s drop cloth customized with a cute design. Growth charts are an easy way to cherish the toddler years and you can add to it for years to come!

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Gorgeous & High Quality Bedroom Basics

Gorgeous & High Quality Bedroom Basics

High quality bed sheets can make all the difference for restful slumber. PeachSkinSheets have become a new favorite in our home; the soft buttery textures and high quality materials are noticeably different!

Simple Beauty Tips for Your Hair, Skin & Immunity

Simple Beauty Tips for Your Hair, Skin & Immunity

Busy moms need to find simple solutions that allow us to take care of our skin, hair and immunity. Here are some of my latest health and beauty care favorites that I’ve been using this fall.

The Hidden Side of Forgiveness

The Hidden Side of Forgiveness

In mommy life, how often do we hear “Mommy, will you forgive me?” during the course of a week? If I’m training my children to recognize their faults and practice humility, I will hopefully hear this phrase at least a few times a week. Days get busy, children disobey, attitudes flare up and mommies can get frustrated too. I often have to ask my kids for forgiveness for my own attitude. It’s important for us moms to teach our kids by example how to deal with their emotions, identify their wrongs and seek forgiveness to make their relationships right again. But how can we effectively do this?

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