What I Really Want for Mother’s Day

What I Really Want for Mother’s Day

Every May, the airwaves are bombarded with commercials telling us to “buy this for mom” or “do this for mom.” And the suggestions are flat-out ridiculous. Flowers? They die (plus, Mom is always responsible for getting out a vase and cutting the stems down). Breakfast in bed? Um, I like to eat at a table, like a civilized person, thank you. Jewelry? Are you kidding? One more thing for the baby to grab. So I’ve come up with a list…

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How I FINALLY Solved My Paper Problem

How I FINALLY Solved My Paper Problem

Everyone and their hairdresser has been talking about decluttering guru Marie Kondo and her book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” so I decided to take the plunge. I snagged it up at my local wholesale store last month, and (while I don’t agree with¬†everything she says) I jumped on board. I consider myself a very organized (and very lazy person), so the idea of decluttering once and for all and never having to do it again appealed to me….

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How I Helped My Baby Become a Great Sleeper

How I Helped My Baby Become a Great Sleeper

As I type this, Baby Bear is sleeping soundly in her crib, cuddled up in a sleep sack with her lovey and her paci. She went down easily. The house is quiet. She’ll sleep for 90 minutes or more. Last night, she slept about 11 hours and we didn’t hear a single peep out of her. Yes, this is totally normal. I never thought I would get to this point, but here we are. I’m sure that much of my…

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The BEST Italian Dressing Recipe

The BEST Italian Dressing Recipe

I love Pinterest. I love it so much, it’s become my new Google. Need to know how to get sticker residue off your refrigerator? Pinterest! Need inspiration for a shabby chic tea party? Pinterest! Want to find a really good recipe? Search Pinterest! So when my husband read an article that said you should never buy salad dressing because it’s so much easier and tastier when you make it yourself, I hopped on Pinterest to put this claim to the…

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8 Ways to Reset When You’re Having a Bad Day

8 Ways to Reset When You’re Having a Bad Day

Confession time: I’m having a bad day. You know the ones I’m talking about. I think I went to bed too late last night (Hubby and I were watching Hotel Impossible and lost track of time). I slept a little too late this morning. Baby Bear was in full force after breakfast, clinging to my lap so I couldn’t pay a single bill. And my eyes just won’t. Stay. Open. As I type this, she is supposed to be taking…

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