It appears I’ve held out as long as I could on the Halloween decorations! Yesterday I got the urge to bring the decor out of the attic. Decorating for Halloween and Fall has always stressed me out a little because the two are quite different in the way of style. I absolutely love fall decor…bring…

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Weekly dinner themes are a great way to streamline your meal planning! Pick a theme for each day of the week and then plan a dinner around that theme! All the details on how to establish weekly dinner themes in today’s post. Meal Planning Ideas There isn’t a mom out there that isn’t trying to…

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how to encourage kids to read

Reading is a huge part of our family’s day-to-day life. We’ve been reading with the kids since they were babies. Now that two of the kids can read, it is an even bigger part of our routine. My kids are all bookworms! I believe that some kids’ personalities are more drawn to reading than others.…

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Looking for a healthy pumpkin recipe this fall? These whole wheat pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are so yummy you better make a double batch! As I mentioned on Monday, I wanted to share our favorite fall snack, whole wheat pumpkin spice chocolate chip muffins. This recipe is on repeat all year long but it seems…

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I have a confession to make….I’m a little nervous telling you this but….I don’t like Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Gulp. I hope I don’t lose any readers by admitting this. I totally get the #PSL obsession. The smell, the spices, the warm drink in hand. I’ve certainly had a few PSLs in my life. But…

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This post is pretty timely as my husband just spent almost a week out of town. This mama is exhausted! Like many families, I have a spouse that travels a good amount for his job. I’m not new to this as he has traveled since my oldest was six months old (which is over 10…

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