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Review of the ‘Letters to Santa’ Plus Why I Adore It

This post may contain affiliate links. For more information please see my Disclosures page. I'll readily admit that I pretty much regret getting a damn elf after figuring out how much work it is to come up with a new place to put the darn thing...

The Ultimate Teachers Gift Guide

*This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my disclosures page.   Whether you're scouring the interweb for a teacher's gift for Christmas, your kid's teacher's birthday, or teacher appreciation, one's things for certain--he or she probably doesn't want a damn apple!! And even though...

4 Steps to the (Nearly) Perfect Christmas Morning

This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my Disclosure. You know how when you merge 2 households, you have lots of 'discussions' about the proper way to do things? I mean literally anything here: washing dishes, paying bills, peeling potatoes, changing a diaper...

How to Create the Ultimate Winter or Holiday Bucket List Adventure

This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my Disclosure. Ok, so you may have read a similar post about creating a Fall Bucket List adventure--and this one is along the same lines! BUT--I'm giving a list of epic ideas PLUS a winter-themed printable...

Gift Ideas From Innovative Startups For Anyone on Your List

This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my Disclosure. If you've been on Amazon at all lately, you'll notice they've developed a really awesome way for startups to get noticed and get out there. It's called Amazon Launchpad, and in that section of...

How You Can Get ANY Stella Nadene Journal for Just $7 for Black Friday!!

This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my Disclosure.   It's that time of year again!! Yep--the day created for crazies.     Just kidding. (sort of) Seriously, I have to give props to those folks that can hack this day of deals. Cause I'll be frank: Cyber Monday...

How to Get Exactly What You Want For Christmas

This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my Disclosure.   Look, Ladies, I'm gonna get right to the point here. My husband may be one of the nicest people on the planet, and he may be an awesome dad. But for the life of...

How to Throw the Ultimate Holiday Party or Get-Together

This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my Disclosure. Having get-togethers for some isn't just a past-time--it's an art form. I mean, have you SEEN the stuff people like Martha Stewart put together? The decor, the food, the drink stations, the general ambiance....

The Effects of Forest Bathing That Will Blow Your Mind as a Mom

This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my Disclosure.   Ok, I usually don't subscribe to the latest 'trend' when it comes to health, UNLESS it's super science-backed + super cool. When I first heard the term 'forest bathing', I immediately thought you...

Have Smoother School Mornings: A 5-Day CHALLENGE!

Dear #Bossmom,  Is this is your current school morning situation?:   slow moving kids +   unreasonable meal requests +   socks have disappeared +   clothes don't mach +   only one shoe in sight +   school papers have mysteriously vanished +   nerve wracking whining and crying +   Mama losing it =     Your basic complete chaos of a normal...

How to Get Your Kids Back on a Sleep Schedule

This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my Disclosure.   Don't you just love it when you walk into Walmart or Target in the middle of your summer bliss and you've immediately got back to school supplies shoved in your face as if...

How to Travel with Kids on a Budget

This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my Disclosure.   Whether you're traveling for summer, fall, winter, or spring holidays, one thing is certain--traveling with kids is no easy feat! An even harder feat? To travel with kids on a budget. I personally...

How to Find Gratitude Even When You Constantly Give

This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my Disclosure.   A few weeks ago my family and I took a trip to South Florida to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. We traveled through the Keys, then up to the Sanibel/Ft. Myers area, which...

HOW TO HELP YOUR GRADUATE CREATE HIS OR HER OWN PATH

This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my Disclosure.   Graduation time is such a cool place to be in your life--whether from high school, college, trade school--whatever. It's a bittersweet ending to a whole world of possibilities. The problem is that many...

6 ESSENTIAL GOALS FOR NEWLYWEDS-OR ENGAGED COUPLES

This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my Disclosure.   As much as I'd like to be the hopeless romantic here, weddings and marriage are really and truly the beginning of a (hopefully) lifelong partnership. Don't get me wrong, there's love and affection...

7 Types of Goals EVERYONE Should Have

This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my Disclosure.   The first time in my life that I realized I was totally and completely adrift happened after I was married. It was a shock--I mean like a really friggin big shock! I wasn't quite...

5 ESSENTIAL GOALS FOR GRADUATES

This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my Disclosure.     Graduation is the beloved (and sometimes bittersweet) ending of an educational journey. But also the exhilarating beginning of another. Of something big, and exciting, and...

BASIC GOALS Every MOTHER Should Have + FREE Worksheet

This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my Disclosure.   As Mother's Day approaches, and us mothers get to reflect upon all that we're grateful for as (hopefully) those spawn shower us with presents and love, we really and truly need to also reflect...