Embracing Self-Care: Know Thyself

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When I was a new mom, people kept telling me to take baths and naps. I can see why, and they do sound rather nice, but I just didn’t want to. I was younger then. When I transitioned to living a life that focused mostly on caring for another human being, I craved intellectual stimulation […]

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Delightful Links for the Weekend


Do you know what’s awesome? Having a potter for a mother-in-law! She made the bowl pictured above. I just love it! The carving is my favorite (as well as the rustic coloring). I’m excited for her to open an Etsy shop in the coming months. Today I’ve got some great reading for you. Before I […]

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Embracing Self-Care: A Community Blogging Project

Embracing Self Care

Many moms feel guilty when it comes to doing things for themselves. Sometimes we believe it is selfish to take time away from the family. Even if it is to exercise or take a shower! I used to have this guilt, but much of that has melted away over the past few months. You see, […]

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The Mom Conference – I’m Going. Are You?


  NOTE: The Mom Summit is now The Mom Conference and it is taking place one week later, April 7 – April 14. As a mom there is always so much to learn (and do)! I know I am constantly searching for ways to make life easier or do my job as a mother more effectively. […]

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How to Deal with Sugar Cravings

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t’s 4 p.m. and you find yourself in the kitchen pantry, rummaging through the baking supplies, trying to find that half used bag of chocolate chips. You know they must be somewhere. And you must find them right now! Is this you? It’s certainly been me on more occasions than I care to admit. Sugar […]

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10 Soothing, Healing and Detoxifying Baths

10 soothing, healing, and detoxifying baths

When I think of a bath, I usually think of a time to relax and let the stress of the day drain away. Baths are a pretty rare thing for this busy mom, and they probably are for you too. But, perhaps we could find time for a few more soaks in the tub once […]

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What is Plexus Slim?

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I mentioned a few weeks ago that I would be trying a 30 day experiment with Plexus Slim to see if it would help alleviate some of my Hashimoto’s symptoms. I gave a brief description about the supplement, but thought some of you would like to know more about the ingredients and what they do. […]

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MORE Time Saving Tips for Busy Moms

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If you missed the first installment, you can find all the tips here.  Continuing on. . . Limit social media Yeah, I know, it’s a hard one. For me, as a stay at home mom, social media gives me some wonderful interaction throughout the day. But there are times when it causes distraction and ends […]

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White Sugar is REALLY Bad for You!


Duh! You say. Yes, I know. Most of us are well aware of this fact by now. But, I think it’s easy to let it slide and think, “Hey, it can’t be THAT bad. Surely.” Sometimes it’s good to be reminded of how bad white sugar actually is so that we can strengthen our resolve […]

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Time Savers for Busy Moms


It always seems like there are more things to do than hours in the day. Recently I sat down to brainstorm the ways I could save time in order to do more of the things my family enjoys (and to be honest, to have  more time for some quiet by myself!). Here are some of […]

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