Why I love cleaning my wood floors, even with 3 kids and a dog.

We finally ripped the carpet out of our dining room, and replaced it with wood. I’m SO thankful to have such an easy-to-clean floor in there that I don’t mind cleaning it every day. (Or almost every day).


The promises a mother makes to her children.

I’ve made lots of promises to my kids. Big ones and small ones, but the most important one i’m not sure I’ve told them about.


How I earned $3855 with my blog last month. Details and tips, so you can do it too.

My February 2016 Blog Income report – How I earned over $3800 this month with my blog.


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These couples were challenged to look into each other’s eyes for just 30 seconds, and just that little bit of connection sparked some romance. I try to do something similar with my husband every day, with an extra-long hug at least once a day (when he comes home from work is a good time).


4 Reasons You NEED to garden with your kids. Gardening is rewarding and educational, but it has even more benefits than you probably realize!

Gardening is fun, and it is work. And you absolutely should do it with your kids. Here are 4 reasons you NEED to garden with your kids.


Feb 25 2016
Category: Food. Sponsored
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Want to eat more veggies but get stuck or bored with them? Here are 5 ways to eat more vegetables, so naturally that you won’t even notice.


How I earned $2975.42 on my blog in January - I break it down completely, and I'm totally transparent, so you can learn from what I do and make money from home too!

You really can earn income with a blog – even a “mommy blog”. In January, I earned $2975.42 and I’ll show you exactly how I did it!


Decorating with family photos - how to make a house into a home.

Life can get in the way of decorating sometimes, but decorating with family photos can be a simple and achievable way to add some warmth and enjoyability!


Feb 10 2016
I know this mom... (a heartfelt letter to end judgment between mothers)

I know this mom – a heartfelt letter to end judgment between moms. (You know this mom.)


HOW I EARNED

2015 was a busy year for me. We started the year with a cross-country move, pregnant and exhausted (and too pregnancy-hormone-headachy to blog at all), and ended it with a brand new baby.
Yet somehow, I still managed to make $5,487.34 “on the side” with my blog, just from one site.


Grain-free, Gluten-free, Paleo Gingerbread roll-out Cut-out cookies

These paleo gingerbread men were roll-out-able and deliciously soft, whether warm or cool. They had all of the gingerbread flavors we loved, and no gums or complicated ingredients.


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Dollar General asked me to try out some baby supplies from Dollar General, and compare their store brand to some national brands. I thought that sounded like a fun challenge, and I was happy to give it a go!



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