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*** This post contains affiliate links. If you click the links and order something, I get a small commission. It doesn’t change the price of the item for you, and it doesn’t change the honesty of my reviews. I appreciate your support*** I used to read like crazy when I was in school. Everything and anything I could get my hands on. Once I got married and had kids, I kind of lost time to do that. And I missed it!  About two years ago I was having some doubts about my motherhood, myself, my ability to do the things in life...

**This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission if you click a link and purchase an item. It doesn’t change the price for you and it helps me support my family. Thank you for your support** We live in a fifth wheel with our three kids, which means space is VERY limited. We have to be very careful about what we bring into our house, because...

Wanna know a secret to a happy life? I’m not going to say it’s THE secret. But it’s a secret.  It doesn’t really matter what the circumstances are, I believe you can make your life a happy one. I mean, here I am at the laundromat again, but I’m smiling. Because I know a secret. The secret? <<Be where you’re at.>> I...

Since we moved into our fifth wheel, our only income has been my online income. (okay, okay, and a loan or two from the bank of mom. Thanks, mom 🙂 ) I am trying hard to create a career from home, but as anyone who has created a career online knows, it’s tough going. I’ve been working on this blog for a few years, and it’s just finally to the...

I was driving down to meet my husband to do some shopping after he got off work the other day, and I was listening to Make It Happen by Lara Casey and I had some thoughts. We aren’t in this life to be perfect. Social media and Pinterest and TV and all that crap make it seem like there is this impossible standard that we need to hold ourselves up to, but that’s not the way to happiness. Chasing perfect will never ever make us happy. I’m way happier now than I have been in a long time and I can tell you that my house...

I have a LOT of goals in my life right now. I’m SUPER good at making goals, and even writing them down. Where I lack is the follow through!  It’s easy to dream about all the amazing things you want to get done. It’s quite another thing to actually have the discipline to DO them.  I sat down a little while ago and came up with five ways that I could become more consistent with my own goals, and I figured that I’m not the only one with this problem, right?? Please tell me I’m not the only one!  Anyway,...

I’ve heard that phrase a lot – you reap what you sow. I always assumed it meant “you get what’s coming to you,” as in, you get what you deserve. I never really thought about a deeper meaning than that until I read the last chapter in John C. Maxwell’s book The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth.  The last chapter is about The Law of Contribution. It talks about the fact that in order to grow, you must give. Maxwell quotes Andrew Carnegie’s “Gospel of Wealth” and says something about...

I recently went on a 1800+ road trip with my kids. My THREE kids. My three kids that are three and under. BY MYSELF. Yes, I’m giving myself a HUGE pat on the back for this. I mean… serious Super Woman status here guys.  But seriously.  I thought I would write down a few things I learned during that trip to help anyone else who might be thinking about doing the same thing.  1. Bring TVs. But keep them hidden. If you can help it, hide your TVs for the first few hours. They are the “pinnacle” of entertainment...

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links.  I can think of nothing worse than a sponge that stinks. Okay, I can think of a lot of worse things, but for the sake of this blog post, let’s pretend. I hate washing dishes to begin with, then top it off with the fact that if you don’t clean your sponge out right, it can really start to stink. When you think about the fact that that stench is from growing bacteria… it’s enough to make you sick! Not to mention the fact that a good sponge is kinda spendy, so it’s...

Women today are under a lot of pressure. Us women are supposed to be totally awesome, have amazing careers, exercise at least 4 hours a week, clean the house, make dinner, and take care of the 1.7 kids. As if that weren’t enough, there is now an expectation that after having a baby, your body will snap back into the totally fit body you were supposed to have pre pregnancy.  I don’t know about you, but my pregnancies are full of getting to know the toilet, raging hormones, days of laying around exhausted and hoping my kids...

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