4 Things You Can Do Right Now To Get Some Sleep

Ways to get some sleep

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Frette.com but all opinions are my own. 4 Things You Can Do Right Now To Get Some Sleep Are you tired? Do your eyes glaze over? I am. I am tired all the time. I asked my kids what would allow me to sleep better, and they told me my only chance is not to have kids. I decided that I liked my kids, so I needed to find other ways to sleep soundly. "Like a baby," if you will, except those of us that have had babies know that is a saying, is a ...

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How to Save Money When Your Emergency Fund is Wiped Out

How to Save Money When Your Emergency Fund is Wiped Out

How to Save Money When Your Emergency Fund is Wiped Out No savings, no emergency fund, nothing to fall back on.  That’s where we are now that necessary repairs to our paid off, ten-year old car have been made.  I’m sure many of you can relate.  Did you know that according to the Federal Reserve, 48% of Americans say they wouldn’t be able to come up with $400 in an emergency, and only 38% could handle an unexpected expense of $1000?  We are fortunate as we had $1,500 in an emergency fund. ...

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My heart is broken and it is my daughter’s fault

My heart is broken and it is my daughter's fault

My heart is broken, and it is my daughter's fault She likes her pink makeup and glitters and hair fully done with bows and flowers, and I like a cleaned face angel with her hair jetting in all locations like a sprinkler in the summer. She wants her freedom, and I want my little girl to stay little. What if there was a way to have both? I was anticipating the disruption that often comes at the exact moment that I run the shampoo through my hair. The window of time when you aren't able ...

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Why Taking A Weekend to Yourself Can Save the Best Part of You

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Best Ladies Weekend Getaways This post is about how to fill the hole created when you take care of everyone else all the time. Motherhood is like gum stuck on a shoe. Sometimes I never want to let them go, and sometimes I do not want to claim ownership. I have struggled for years with "Do I give them enough?" to the point where I felt like I gave them my all. I just want to be me so I looked for the best ladies weekend getaways each year. I receive an opportunity for a girl's weekend in ...

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You Have to Admit, We All Do It!

People Watching

People Watching... You Have to Admit, We All Do It! Who are all these people -- the ones waiting in the doctor’s office, in line at the grocery store, the DMV, or wandering aimlessly through the shopping mall? My mind starts to wander and suddenly I realize I’m doing it again. PEOPLE WATCHING! You have to admit, we all do it! How many times have you found yourself waiting somewhere with nothing better to do than watch people and start conjuring up what their lives are like? A friend ...

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How I Didn’t Lose My Mind Potty Training My Daughter!

Early Potty Training Tips

Disclosure: “This post and giveaway were made possible by iConnect and Pampers Easy Ups. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine." How I didn't lose my mind potty training my daughter! Oh, the joys of potty training! My daughter was 17 months old, and I started early potty training her. Don't laugh! I was nine months pregnant and didn't want two kids in diapers! HA! She started to show interest as well. That was until my son was born! That ...

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An Open Letter To The People Who Want My Husband Dead

Open letter of a police wife

Disclaimer: This article is written by a police wife who wants to remain anonymous for their safety. An Open Letter To The People Who Want My Husband Dead My husband has been in law enforcement for over four years! Every year gets harder, and the hatred just keeps getting worse! It's sad that I kiss my husband goodbye for work like it could be our last! I pray with my kids for my husband's safety and others around him! We honestly do believe All lives matter! I'm not saying one life matters ...

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4 Things About Moving That Are Just Stressful (and how to make them suck less)

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4 Things About Moving That Are Just Stressful (and how to make them suck less) You guys, it only took me until I was 27, but I finally bought my first home with my husband! We have always rented which is all well and good, until you want to move and you find out that it's hundreds of dollars a month cheaper to buy a house rather than rent one. And I really do mean hundreds. I don't understand it, but it is what it is. It was time for us to stop playing house and actually make a home. So we ...

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Making Memories with Kids on National Teddy Bear Day

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Build-A-Bear Workshop. I received compensation in exchange for my post; however, all opinions stated are my own. Making Memories with Kids on National Teddy Bear Day Back to school is such a great feeling..... til the long nights of homework begin! Well, there is one thing I love right after school starts, it's National Teddy Bear Day! On September 9th, I will take the kids to our Build-A-Bear Workshop to create some memories and build a limited edition ...

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Critical Considerations When Choosing Hospice Care at Home

We chose to have our loved live out her final days with us and to be the providers of hospice care at home

Inside: Making the decision to care for a dying loved one is not easy. We are sharing our critical considerations when deciding if hospice care at home was the right choice for our family. My husband's grandmother came to live with us 5 months ago and now she is dying. When my mother in law first approached me with the idea for Nana to come live with us, my internal response was quick. Of course, as I typically do, I also expressed my response to my family just as quickly. Yes, ...

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