I Quit My Job to Be a Stay at Home Mom During the Recession – What was I thinking?!

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It's almost been 7 years since I made the decision to quit my full time job to become a stay at home mom.  During the Recession.. What was I thinking?! If your new to my website let me give you a quick back story of our lives back then.  2009 was a rough time, my company did some reorganization structures which lead me into a different position … [Continue]

25 + Peanut Butter Recipes Your Family Will Beg You to Make


It's getting to be that time of year... that special time of year when Smith's has their case lot sale!  It's that anticipated sale that I long for.  I long for it because that's when I stock up on my pantry items. My favorite stock up item is peanut butter.  This is a mandatory staple in our house.  One the kids won't do without it. They'll eat it … [Continue]

Casablanca Hotel and Spa – Budget Friendly Getaway

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As a stay at home mom, living on one income is hard. I often find myself doing without because I feel guilty spending things on myself. Especially when it comes to things I find luxuries. For example, pedicures, moms night out and lunch with friends etc. That was until.... I realized how much I need those things. You need it too.  We all need … [Continue]

Moms New Best Friend – ClickList Smith’s Food & Drug Online Shopping Service

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When was the last time you heard a mom tell you... she hates taking her kids to the grocery store?  For me, I hear it often.  I can recall being one of those moms myself.  A mom who couldn't wait for my husband to come home just so I could go to the grocery store by myself.  Oh how I longed for that quite time.  Though I dreaded that it had to be … [Continue]

11 Life Lessons I’m Teaching My Kids from Watching the Olympics + Printable

Olympic Lessons

Over the past week we've had the tv turned to the Olympics.  The previous years we skipped them.  Perhaps because the kids were younger.  But this year I've made a diligent effort to watch the games.  Watching them, really sparked some great conversations with my kids.  Then I realized how I could use these games as an opportunity to inspire my … [Continue]

Easy Back to School Lunch Prep Moms Will Love!

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School is starting school and getting back into a routine is hard.  Therefore, I wanted to share with you my Easy Back to School Lunch Prep idea.       Let me first explain that as much as I would love to make those cute bento box lunches.... you know the ones with the cute cut out sandwiches in the shape of my kids … [Continue]

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