Supporting a Young Introvert

Supporting a Young Introvert

If you know me, you know I was an extrovert growing up. I loved to be around people, I got my energy from engaging with friends and stranger...

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Helping Farms and Ranches Post-Harvey

Helping Farms and Ranches Post-Harvey

It's nothing compared to Hurricane Harvey, but our part of Southwest Florida received some serious rain and experienced some surprising ...

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Stepping Away From Stuff, Part One: Simplify During a Move

Stepping Away From Stuff, Part One: Simplify During a Move

This post is the first in a series on moving toward a more minimal lifestyle, even with young children. Bobby and I have this habit of...

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5 Tools for a No-Yelling Morning Routine

5 Tools for a No-Yelling Morning Routine

Getting T out the door in the morning had some rough patches before our "summer off," but after 10 weeks of nearly no scheduled ev...

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Putting Away the Past

I'm really, really bad at being pregnant. Really bad.  I try to hide it behind doing the "right" things when you're exp...

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DIY Preschooler Morning/Evening Routine Chart

DIY Preschooler Morning/Evening Routine Chart

Most of us thrive with routine, but something about the uncertainty of life with the 2-5 year-old set makes a set daily plan of action an ab...

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No-Fail Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Balls

No-Fail Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Balls

I'm not normally a huge snacker, but this pregnancy has me heading to the fridge in between meals like nobody's business. I'm tr...

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Pre-School Science: Can An Egg Float?

Pre-School Science: Can An Egg Float?

Since she learned that astronauts do science experiments when they're in outer space, T has been obsessed with doing "experiments.&...

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Healthy Eating While Pregnant

When I was pregnant with my first daughter, I was beyond busy. I was working two jobs: one that kept me on my feet for 8 hours at a time, th...

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Baked Oatmeal (aka the "Real Breakfast" I posted in that Instagram Photo)

Baked Oatmeal (aka the "Real Breakfast" I posted in that Instagram Photo)

So, when I posted that photo on Instagram today, I was way more excited about the Big Girl Bed (and my ability to sleep) than the breakfast....

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DIY Valentines (Lessons in Counting and Giving Directions)

DIY Valentines (Lessons in Counting and Giving Directions)

Sick toddlers are extremely hard to keep entertained without turning to hours upon hours of screen time (fully disclosure: we watched severa...

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Awesome Books for Strong Young Women!

Awesome Books for Strong Young Women!

I. love. books. As a headstrong girl in elementary school who had ADHD and a desperate desire to be liked by a group of girls who would ...

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