Our first day in the UP

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I know I’ve been largely absent from this space for the past few weeks – it’s been crazy around these parts. We moved last weekend … four days of grueling manual labor. I learned I’m strong enough to carry a dryer up and down stairs, as well as sofas, dressers and other furniture. Our new home is perfect for us and I look forward to …

A portable first aid kit for back to school

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I have received information and materials from JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER, Inc., McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division, LLC. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post. #PositivelyPrepared #BacktoSchool #CollectiveBias Summer is wrapping up and it’s time to think about heading back to school. I know I’ll miss the lazy days of summer – the pool, the beach, the kids playing in the neighborhood. …

Something for the weekend

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Well, this week went fast with all the packing and planning … I got to walk thru our new house for the second time the other day and now have a better idea where everything will go. Hannah and Ella will be sharing a room, so Mike and I will get our own space back (Yay!). I think it’s going to work really well for …

Book Review: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

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As many of you know, we’re moving in about a week. We decided to get a dog and needed to move somewhere that allowed pets. We found an adorable little house a couple of miles from where we are now and we move next weekend. That’s meant the last few weeks have been all about packing. We have, embarrassingly, three storage units between us. A …

Something for the weekend

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  This week, besides work, all I’ve done is pack. I’ve hardly been on social media. I feel out of touch. Today I’m taking a break from box after box and having a little fun. We found somewhere to live and can move in 2 weeks. What’s nice is that we should have a five day overlap so we can move at our pace and …

Book Review: A Field Guide to Now

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I picked up this book years ago and had largely forgotten about it until I started packing up the house and came across it again. I’m at a good place in life right now to appreciate it’s message and I thought I’d share it with you. A Field Guide to Now: Notes on Mindfulness And Life In The Present Tense by Christina Rosalie is a …

Why I send my kids to daycare when I’m not working

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First, let me say, I love my kids. More than anything in this world. But sometimes, mama needs a break. Because of my work schedule – I’m a labor and delivery nurse – I usually work 2 or 3 days per week. Fortunately, one of those three days usually falls on a weekend, so I really only need daycare for my children two days a …

Featured Artist: Yellena James

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Today featured artist is Yellena James, an abstract artist who works with┬ápens, inks, markers and acrylics. I first found her in 2008 on Etsy and snapped up a lovely print and had it framed for above Hannah’s crib. The same print now hangs above Ella’s crib. And I love it just as much as I did the first time. She makes me want to buy …

Something for the weekend

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Happy weekend you guys! Today has been a whirlwind of activity for our household as we box up our lives for the last two years, transport it to storage and look for a new place to live. I’ve packed many boxes today and all I want to do is take a hot shower and blow out my hair. Maybe after supper. Since I’ve been packing …

Top 5 books for a 1 year old

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Baby girl might only be 14 months, but she loves to read! (More like look at the pages while mama reads, but it still counts – right?). Many of these were enjoyed by my older kids when they were little, so I know they’re wonderful. Here is what’s currently in our top five: Moo Ba La La La by Sandra Boynton Your baby’s first word …