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How To Make Decluttering Absolutely Magical PART TWO: Check This Out

This post contains affiliate links but all opinions are mine. HOW I ORGANIZED A SMALL CLOSET THAT MADE ME CRAZY   In my house there is an afterthought closet in the Master Bathroom. So much of an afterthought, in fact, I’m positive when my house was built someone…

Six Surprising Life Lessons My Kid Learned From A Board Game

Cleaning out the hall closet the other day I came across a stack of old board games covered with dust and completely untouched for fourteen years; Monopoly, Batman Begins: Shadow Assault and Pokeman SORRY. Two were clearly well over my almost six-year-old’s head but I was…

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A FIREMAN First Birthday: You’re Absolutely Going To LOVE

This post contains affiliate links but all opinions are mine. The cutest baby on the planet turned one recently and while I was spinning my head around saying “Wait! What? Wasn’t he just born last week?” my daughter’s incredible in-laws were planning a…

Now I Understand What It Means To Be A Superhero

I thought I lived with Superheroes. Most of them are in the room that was once my husband’s garage. There are also cars in there, but not in the traditional sense. They are parked on gorgeous dark grey slate tiles, each placed carefully by his hands alone, under custom…

Dear Heartbroken Kindergarten Mom, This is Where The Magic Begins

I read a sweet piece recently about Kindergarten. One mom’s perspective on her daughter’s first day of school. About endings and beginnings and letting go and heartbreak. She shared her anguish. How she felt kindergarten was an ugly trick just setting her daughter up to go…

To The Mom Who Ran Out Of Goodie Bags, Thank You!

Day four of Kindergarten and I could immediately tell something was wrong. “Did you have a good day?” “NO.” He launched into the reasons before I could respond. Talking fast, he was obviously fueled by hours of pent up frustration. I tried to keep up. But…

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How To Make Decluttering Absolutely Magical: Check Out What I Did

This post includes affiliate links however all opinions are mine.   I would love to have a magic wand magically turn my clutter into perfectly organized joy. Decluttering can bring joy?   Seriously? Yes, I absolutely believe this. The first time I read about the blockbuster book, The Life-Changing Magic…

Donald Trump and My Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

I woke up with a runny nose. The 50/50 kind that sometimes just goes away and sometimes turns into a horrible allergy ambush. I braced myself for the latter and hoped my counterattack would work. I had WAY too much to do and didn’t have time for…

Heartfelt Advice You Need To Know: My Warning To Young Parents

Deja vu. I was sitting in an elementary school cafeteria surrounded by young parents of entering kindergarteners. Many were doing their best to simultaneously entertain toddlers and pay attention to where to drop off, pick up and pay for lunch amid warnings of the perils of unattended children and pleas…

Worst Mommy Ever (A Guest Post From That Mommy Blog)

I’m excited to welcome Michelle to my blog today. Who would have ever thought my star Sunday School Student, a precious little moppet with blond curls and huge blue eyes, would grow up someday to marry this wonderful woman and give me the gift of a great friend…