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When it Rains, it Pours – Commercials, Movies, and a new Podcast!

There must be something magical about today, because the heavens are opening up and dumping all kinds of fun things this week. It’s like, raining sprinkles or something. For example, you may have seen on Facebook that our commercial is running on HGTV right now. What? How did this even happen. I know who watches HGTV…

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Dear Stay-at-Home Moms – Don’t Discount Your Value in the Workplace

A few years ago I was talking to a friend with kids about the same age. We both worked after college, both got married around the same time, and had our first kids just a year or so later. We both left our jobs to stay at home with our kids, and we both loved…

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Set Your Kids Up for a Lifetime of Dental Health

The ProNamel® brand has compensated me in connection with statements made in this post. When my middle daughter was younger, I remember having a conversation with another friend about what it was like to brush a child’s teeth. They had a mouthful of teeth so we knew it was important to get it right, and…

5 Things That Happened This Summer

The other day I was at the pool with the girls for the last time this season. It was a chillier day and Piper finished swimming before the other two. She sat on my lap, snuggled in a Cinderella towel, and munched on a PopTart. I grabbed my phone and took a few photos because…

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5 Tips for a Waste-Free School Lunch #bts2016

Our middle baby, Eliza, turned 5 last week and one of my favorite gifts was the Hanna Andersson backpack and lunchbox my mom got her for KINDERGARTEN. HOLD ME. One thing we’ve done for a few years now is use almost entirely reusable products in our kids’ lunchboxes. It’s been estimated that the average American…

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My Top 5 Grove Collaborative Products and a FREE Caldrea Kit!

Last week I visited my friend Jaci in Lexington, Kentucky. She and her husband just finished a GORGEOUS kitchen renovation on their home, and I was so excited to see the result! It’s BEAUTIFUL. You should all have Jaci come design your kitchens. Jaci and I met in college and it’s funny to see how…

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5 Ways We’re Talking to Our Kids – For Every Mom

Just popping in to share – I had a post over on For Every Mom last week! They picked up my piece on talking to our kids in light of the gorilla incident in Cincinnati. If you have kids these are really practical, easily understood conversations you can start to make sure your little ones…

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Sabbath and Caring for the Body and Soul

I don’t know about you, but if June were a battle between me and…June, my stomach ulcer says I lost. I’m kidding my stomach ulcer started way before June. And it might not even be stressed related. Whatever, let’s move on. June was a super busy, very transitional month and at the end of it I…

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When You’re Waiting for the Dream Job

Back in February, a friend of mine text me with a job opening. I looked at the description and the company, and had to work really hard to NOT drop everything I was doing to go work on an application. (In this case, dropping everything included a baby in the bathtub so staying put was…

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Wood Watches for Father’s Day with JORD

Remember my wood watch from JORD I shared about last month? When I showed Duff the first time, he immediately said he wanted one too. And I said what my baby wants, my baby gets. Naturally. So now we have matching watches. It’s basically the cutest thing since that video of those pandas clinging to…