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Nursing Gear Must-Haves

Nursing Gear Must-Haves

If you have been following this blog for any length of time, you will know that Chulengo and I have had our challenges during our 19-month nursing journey. I am so thankful that we have made it this far, as nursing has helped in so […]

The Easiest Meal Planning Tool:  Save Money, Save Time, & Get Healthy​

The Easiest Meal Planning Tool: Save Money, Save Time, & Get Healthy​

There are three things I always need to do:  find more time, save more money, and have healthy food easily accessible.  And I am sure I am not alone. I have finally found a solution for all three. Thanks to the Eating Clean, Cooking Dirty […]

How to Repurpose Holiday Cards

How to Repurpose Holiday Cards

I love sending out holiday cards. And I love, love, love receiving holiday cards. I get a little teary-eyed when I get snail-mail from the folks I love so much. This year, each time we received a card we taped it to the wall in […]

The Ideal Toddler Activity Schedule

The Ideal Toddler Activity Schedule

After staying home with my son for the past year and a half, I have realized one thing.  As much as I want to embrace the ambiguity of the day, have a free spirit, and fly by the seat of my pants, I need SOME […]

5 Ways to Heal Faster After Surgery

5 Ways to Heal Faster After Surgery

Having surgery is a big deal!  It doesn’t matter whether its a scope to see what’s going on inside your knee or a procedure to clear a blood vessel near your heart, your body will need time to recover.  I have created a list of […]

Personalized Gifts for the Whole Family

Personalized Gifts for the Whole Family

A personalized gift makes giving a little more special.  What better way to thoughtfully show someone how much you appreciate them by getting something customized just for them.  Our dear friends and family deserve to know just how much they mean to us.  Here is […]

50 Toddler Gifts Under $50 – No Batteries Required!

50 Toddler Gifts Under $50 – No Batteries Required!

The holidays are right around the corner!  Are you shopping for a toddler?  Here is a list of 50 gifts for that special toddler, all under $50 for the budget savvy shoppers!  The best part?  None of these gifts require batteries! Sit N Spin Slide Water […]

15 Must-Haves When Traveling with a Toddler

15 Must-Haves When Traveling with a Toddler

Traveling with a little one is no easy task.  After surviving over 15 flights with our one-year-old, I have come up with a list of 15 items that have made our trips more comfortable, efficient, and enjoyable.  I have learned to pack smart to prepare […]

5 Things From Europe I Want to Use in My Everyday Life

5 Things From Europe I Want to Use in My Everyday Life

As a mama, I am always looking for ways to make life a little bit easier and more predictable.  Haha…predictable, yeah right!  No, but seriously, I am always trying to find ways to make raising a small child a little bit easier.  When we traveled […]

A 13-hour Flight:  This Mom’s Hour by Hour Perspective

A 13-hour Flight: This Mom’s Hour by Hour Perspective

Hour 0 Why are all these people glaring at me as I board the plane with my sweet little 1-year-old?  It is not THAT big of a deal.  We’ve taken a dozen flights with him.  What’s one more? Hour 1 Oh, this isn’t so bad. […]