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Motherhood is Not a Competition – Inspiration for Moms

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So stop judging. Yourself, your friends, your sister,  other random moms. Just stop.   We all have insecurities as moms.  We don’t need anyone highlighting them. Every mother has their faults.  Every mother has their strengths, and weaknesses.  No one is perfect. I was raised by a strong, very independent woman who wanted me to […]

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Teach your Kids Manners and Responsibility – Tips and Tricks!

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Have you ever cringed when your child said or did something, not socially acceptable?  Have you ever envied another child, as she politely asked her mother for something, while your daughter grabbed it off the table then stuck her tongue out at you? Do you need help to teach your kids manners? I have some […]

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Baby Number 7, Depression and our ever-changing family

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You know when something happens in your life that completely shakes you.  Like everything is going just fine, and then your world is rocked.  Forever changed.  Like you can never go back to the person who you were before because of a certain experience/person/place?  Well that is exactly what happened to me 3 weeks ago. […]

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Americana Waves Water Park & Hotel – Niagara Falls

We said goodbye to our foster sons a little over a week ago.  Everyone asks how we deal with the sadness of saying goodbyes to these little people we love so much.  Honestly, the best way I can get through is just to keep busy.  I also like to plan a little family outing or […]

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How to Paint Furniture Without Sanding – Chalk Paint DIY

I love the way that old furniture looks once it has been painted.  Especially white.  However the work of sanding and priming…ya not loving that so much.  It just seems so daunting to do all that work! I thought chalk paint might do the trick. I was determined to make this a paint furniture without […]

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Beautiful & Inexpensive Easter Tablescape

Creating a Beautiful but Inexpensive Easter Tablescape Do you love the look of the fancy Easter table settings, but lack the time, funds and maybe the creative ability to throw it all together? I love the idea of a beautiful decorated table for each season, and holiday.  However my  big obstacles are the funds – […]

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Living with boys

What it’s like to be a BOY MOM Well we have had our beautiful boys for 5 and a half months now.  Background, diagnoses, and the fact that they are not “my sons” aside, wow can I just say boys are a whole different world than my girls! The Mess! I have had to get […]

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