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garage sale bernie

I am very embarrassed by the picture that you see in this post.  I’m not proud that I have let things get so out of hand.  I feel like such a failure as a mom and wife.  But if you read this post from last week, you may have a little more empathy for me….   [Read the full article]


As I shared a while back, I am going back to work after being a stay-at-home mom for three years. When I was working before, I could not survive without a paper planner. I scoured the internet trying to decide what kind to get for my new job, and I found the perfect one for…   [Read the full article]


Eli big boy bed with text

  Let me start with a bit of background here.  The plan was to get Eli transitioned to a big boy bed before baby brother’s arrival in April.  We didn’t want to buy another crib. My babies sleep in the crib as soon as they come home from the hospital, so big brother got evicted. …   [Read the full article]


A Crockpot Saved My Marriage

Okay, so that title might be a tiny bit of an exaggeration, but in all seriousness, my slow cooker is pretty amazing. I have jumped onto the slow cooker bandwagon with both feet! It’s not a new purchase since we got it as a wedding gift several years ago, but it sat in our cabinets…   [Read the full article]


At the beginning of the year, one of the things I wanted to start implementing with the kids (6.5 and 3.5) was a chore system. Big Sister is old enough to start earning an allowance, and the thought of them being more independent and able to help out around the house more when #3 comes…   [Read the full article]


Maybe it’s just me, but I find myself complaining an awful lot lately. Sometimes I think to myself that being a woman is soooo much work! From the late night stories to the early morning preparations and everything in between, I feel like I rarely have time for myself. Don’t get me wrong, I love…   [Read the full article]


Toddler Bed Transitioning

As I posted about in my goals post a few weeks ago, we spent the weekend transitioning the Goober into his big boy bed in a new room. Ideally we would have loved to do the transition in the same room, but it made more sense for the smaller bedroom to remain the nursery for…   [Read the full article]


So……I recently won an all expense paid vacation to my choice of Las Vegas, Hawaii, Willamsburg, VA or Florida. Exciting right? Well this is my dilemma, is it okay for a mother and a wife to go on vacation alone, without the family? Even writing about it is giving me a tinge of guilt. What…   [Read the full article]


  This part of the Holiday Shopping series will highlight using “daily deal” boutique sites to get great deals. I am obsessed with these types of sites. I always find cute stuff at a great price. Most of these sites send daily emails highlighting the deals of the day. Most of them have Facebook pages…   [Read the full article]


Goals for the week Allie

It’s a week full of milestones and prepping for baby #2. Here’s my top 5 goals for the week: 1) Get the Goober sleeping in his new room in his big boy bed. We finished childproofing his new room this weekend and Saturday night was the first night he slept in his big boy twin…   [Read the full article]