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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Being a Stay at Home Parent

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Being a Stay at Home Parent

    *** LONG POST ALERT ***   This week, I didn’t realize just how much I had on my heart about being a full time homemaker. I guess I’ve been collecting ideas for a year or so now, so a lot just bubbled to […]

Pros & Cons: Being a Stay at Home Parent

Pros & Cons: Being a Stay at Home Parent

  So far on this blog I think I’ve only written one article on being my child’s mother and there’s a reason for that. I’d hate to get pigeonholed into being just another “mommy blogger.” For the mommy bloggers out there who are hustling, good […]

Spring Cleaning: 5 Simple Ways to Make Your Home Smell Amazing

Spring Cleaning: 5 Simple Ways to Make Your Home Smell Amazing

  All the crazy rain we had yesterday is reminding me that it’s absolutely spring here in Southeast Pennsylvania. It was just hammering rain last night and crazy windy. Even though it’s no fun being out in it, I think we’ve finally turned the corner […]

Spring Cleaning: 8 Ways to Spring Clean Your Haircare

Spring Cleaning: 8 Ways to Spring Clean Your Haircare

  Just a day late for my post today… I find myself not hitting my own deadlines with this blog. I mean they’re completely arbitrary deadlines, but it’s good to set and meet goals for yourself, right? I also like to let you in a […]

Spring Cleaning: The No. 1 Thing Everyone Gets Wrong About The KonMari Method

Spring Cleaning: The No. 1 Thing Everyone Gets Wrong About The KonMari Method

Long time no see! I decided to take last week off from blogging to celebrate the Easter season with my family and enjoy my son’s first birthday. It was time well spent and nice to take a step back from all the ordinary things in […]

March Favorites

March Favorites

  March was  a whirlwind punctuated by a seriously big snowstorm in the middle. It was teasing us with warmer temps and all the daffodils and crocuses started to bloom and then BAM, giant snowstorm! That’s ok though. We’re still at the very beginning of […]

DIY: Fabric Freshener

DIY: Fabric Freshener

  I don’t know about you, but I love finding natural, DIY alternatives to store-bought cleaning products. Even though so many cleaning products do make a difference in how clean and sweet-smelling my house is, I like to have alternatives that don’t effect my baby […]

On The Menu: Bloody Mary Deviled Eggs

On The Menu: Bloody Mary Deviled Eggs

  Easter is just around the corner and it’s my favorite time of year to make deviled eggs. I mean, they’re always a win at any party, but Easter is a great excuse to make good use of all those hard boiled eggs!   I […]

February Favorites

February Favorites

  February, you’ve had a good run, but I am ready for spring! I recently changed my nail color from Valentine red to robin’s egg blue after enjoying a week full of 50 and 60 degree weather. I can’t believe on the last day of […]

On The Menu: A Healthier Shamrock Shake

On The Menu: A Healthier Shamrock Shake

  ‘Tis the season for the McDonald’s Shamrock Shake! Nothing brings back happier childhood Lent memories than a Shamrock Shake and a Filet-o-Fish on Fridays. I mean, I know we’re supposed to be fasting and making sacrifices, but… It’s also Girl Scout cookie season with […]