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A Warning to Single or Married Women

I feel like it’s my duty to warn all of you single or married ladies.  I know that many of you will thank me once you’ve read it. Sadly, I can relate to these words written by an unknown author. A Warning to Single or Married Women You’ve heard about people who have been abducted […]

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Things I Did Before Having Kids

I wouldn’t trade my life filled with burps, farts, car noises, wrestling matches, kisses from my little admirers, hand picked wild flowers and sometimes even dead bugs all just for me–for a mundane life of sanity, cleanliness and sleep. Nope, not this mama.  I love my life. This is just me reminiscing the days from […]

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Mardi Gras Activities in Ecuador

Actually, in Ecuador we call our Mardi Gras festivities–Carnaval.  I did some research and I discovered they are the same thing. The celebrations here are a bit more tamed compared to what I see in Brazil or New Orleans.  At this stage in my life, tame is good.  The celebrations seem more religious in nature and celebrated in a very cultural […]

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Spy Party Ideas

What kind of Valentine’s Day Party can I throw for boys?  Are they too grown up for hearts and kisses? These are the kind of deep and mind boggling questions I mulled over this past week, ha. I Spy Party was the winner idea! A few years back, I threw my boys and their friends […]

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LEGO Valentine’s Day Party Favor

The other day I asked my son who was going to be his valentine and he responds with, “You.”  Melt my heart, I have no idea how long this thinking will last but I am sure enjoying it to the fullest while I can. LEGO Valentine’s Day Party Favor These are yummy and easy to […]

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Date Nights: How To Make Them Work and Stick

Date Nights: How To Make Them Work & Stick How to make it work? Dating our man is NOT only for the young newly wed couples who are madly in love and go out every week because they don’t have kids who sap all of their energy. Moms and dads it’s for us too! Remember when I shared about […]

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Mothering on the Mission Field

I sat in my uncomfortably cold seat with puffy eyes from crying and a heavy heart from all the goodbyes as I counted down the hours to our new home. With every passing hour and with every announcement that the pilot made about our arrival, the reality was sinking in. We did it; we were […]

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You Are Enough

Am I enough? As women, this question haunts us every now and then. We ask this question of ourselves, from our boss, our spouse, our boyfriend, our parents, our friends, our teacher… But who knew that when I became a mother I would live with this question every single day of my life. Am I […]

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I Spy Random Acts of Kindness Jar!

It wasn’t Christmas or Thanksgiving it was just another month in the year when I watched my dad unload baskets of fruit, vegetables and bread out of the back of our car.  He laid the baskets on the side entrance of a low-income apartment complex and we then we drove away.  He didn’t wait to […]

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Intentional Marriage: 25 Fun Date Ideas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NewBreakfastRoutine #CollectiveBias My tip to make my date nights work – plan them ahead and make sure I’m not in a grouchy mood–so I need to eat breakfast.  I have a bad habit of skipping a meal if […]

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Easy Raspberry Cheesecake Cups {Healthy Dessert}

Consider yourself warned–you can’t just take a couple of bites of this Easy Raspberry Cheesecake Cups!  I’ve been searching for healthy ways to satisfy my sweet tooth cravings without throwing out all of my hard work with one bite.  Some of my experiments haven’t been so tasty but this was is delish! This is so […]

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Valentine’s Day Activity for Kids

You’re going to love this Valentine’s Day activity!  My toddler was so entertained by every step that he ended up doing it on his own for 30 minutes.  I was able to get a workout in while he sat next to me at the table.  Nothing like a productive morning! So there are three steps […]

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Lightsaber Popsicle Cozy

So I’ve shared with you the best ever gift to give to kids when attending a birthday party but I’d say this Lightsaber Popsicle Cozy is up there on my list because it’s so darn cute. My son was recently invited to one of his best buds birthday party but it wasn’t just any ol’ […]

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Amazing Creamy Chocolate Fudgesicles {Skinny}

I’m on my third day of 30 days of Eating Better and I was ready for a sweet treat but I also didn’t want to bomb all of my efforts by indulging in something that I would regret later.  So I came up with this recipe and I would’ve eaten all 6 popsicles by myself. […]

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Preschool Learning: Number Recognition Car Activity

From the dining room I could hear the sounds of a happy little boys–zoom, crash, beep, beep.  I looked over and he was playing with the wooden car track his dad had made him and his cars.  As a parent one of the delights I’ve had over the past 10 years is listening in on […]

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Non-Candy Valentines: I Mustache You…

I’ve been on the search for something clever for Valentine’s day to share with you.  When I finally came up with something–I realized it had already been done on blog land.  Great minds think alike! Either way I’m sharing it because it’s super cute, easy and it’s non-candy. In the past, between all of my kids […]

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Mexico’s Handicrafts: What to Buy in Mexico

We just got back from Mexico and if I would’ve brought a bigger suitcase, we would of filled one up with just Mexican goodies. Unfortunately, you can’t bring back Mexican cream (sour cream), chorizo, cheese and tamales.  But you can bring back baked goods (which are amazingly delicious), churros, candy, liquor and so much more. […]

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New Year Goals for Kids: Wishing Wand Craft

During their annual Star Festival (Tanabata Festival), the Japanese write wishes on strips of paper, tie them on bamboo branches, and wave them up at the stars in the hope that their wish will come true. I like to set goals for myself. When I got married we started setting some goals as a couple. Now […]

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