Six Ways to Turn Housework Into a Mini-Workout

Summer is here and there are loads of opportunities to slip into a swimsuit and have some fun! Unfortunately, some of us don’t feel comfortable enough to do that yet. The last thing I want to imagine is what I look like in a swimsuit, but I know I’ll have to get into one at […]

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In Remembrance of All Those Lost on 9/11

9/11 – The Day that Brought Our Nation to Its Knees – If Only for a Moment I thought about going through the day today without mention of 9/11, but I just couldn’t do it. For the past 10 years, I’ve approached September with apprehension. I know what I’m going to feel and though I […]

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Keeping Your Sanity

Being a mom is tough. If you stay at home, working women question your actions. If you work, a stay at home mom will wonder why. There is no way to really win as a woman with children. I feel that the first thing women need to do is realize that what is right for […]

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Planning Our Fun and Frugal Babymoon

When I was pregnant with my twins, my husband and I wanted to spend some special time together before our little family of three turned into a family of five. We decided to take a small getaway before the babies arrived, often called a “babymoon.” Since my hubby had a 3-day weekend off work over […]

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Moms Living Thrifty – 30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 09

Wow, I’m getting a late start today – sorry! Today’s post is going to be interesting for me because I still have no idea what I’m going to write. I’m torn, but let’s get on with it. The blog challenge post for today is: If you could have any job in the world, what would […]

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Moms Living Thrifty – 30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 06

Okay all, today I’m giving myself a pat on the back. Why? Well, I’ve made it to my sixth straight day of this blog challenge and I’m feeling pretty darn good about it. It’s been a while since I’ve done something fun like this…and I know you all probably think I’m lame, but for me […]

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Mother’s Spirituality: Incorporating Prayer Into Daily Tasks

Raising children and nourishing your own spirituality may seem like diametrically opposed goals. It’s not a new problem either. Women of faith have been complaining to their spiritual leaders for millennia: “I just can’t find time to pray!” On the one hand, there’s something true about that reality that you just can’t fight. Instead of […]

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Squeezing in a Little “Me Time”

Among changing diapers, cooking dinners and healing boo-boos, we moms often lose sight of one of our most important jobs – taking care of ourselves! I usually either feel like I don’t have the time or guilty for taking time away from my family to indulge. I have to remind myself, however, that taking a […]

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Summer Family Fun: Sprinklers and Tea Parties

My three year old daughter and I have been enjoying our summer evenings together this season. This is my first summer as a mother, and it is even more fun that I had imagined. Our little girl loves summer, and that helps me through the really hot days. She loves nothing more than to throw […]

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Taking Stock: Ingredients for a Happy Mom

What is the one thing you cannot do without? I don’t mean life’s essentials: food, water, loving relationships. I’m talking about that essential ingredient in a day that helps ensure that you will be the happy, relaxed version of yourself instead of the cranky, irritable version of yourself? Do you know it? Has anything come […]

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