Category: TopPosts

How To Stay Organized With A Household Binder

How To Stay Organized With A Household Binder

    We use it almost every day.  We know where to find it.  We love how it keeps us organized.  What am I talking about?!  Our Household Binder of course 🙂 We established our Household Binder about 6 years ago and haven’t looked back since.  How we stayed organized without it is a question that still goes unanswered.  It has become such an incredible resource and gets used almost daily.  It has certainly evolved throughout the years from category tabs to the size of the binder, those change as our family needs change.   How To Stay Organized with a […]

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Get Organized for Tax Season

Get Organized for Tax Season

The first month of the year has come and gone, giving us the opportunity to recover from the holidays. Next comes another stressful time of the year. It is a time of gathering documents and counting up your children. It is a time when Mothers who gave birth in early January may wish they had given birth on December 31st instead. Do you know what time it is?  I’m talking about tax season. This could either be a painful time or a time to celebrate – depending on whether you owe the IRS money, or if you’re getting a refund. […]

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How to Prevent Crying When Baby is Put Down

How to Prevent Crying When Baby is Put Down

For an already tired mother, dealing with a crying baby can be exhausting. If your baby cries when put down consistently, you’re probably ready to try nearly anything to break the habit. Luckily, there are plenty of tried and true options for dealing with a baby crying when put down, helping your child, and regaining your sanity in the process. Strategies for Dealing with a Crying Baby When Put Down Know You’re Not Alone It’s incredibly common for infants and toddlers to have a strong attachment to parents, especially mothers. Infants will need some time to feel comfortable with detaching […]

Posted January 18, 2018 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, TopPosts, / 3 Comments
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Valentine’s Day Activities your Toddlers and Preschoolers will Love

Valentine’s Day Activities your Toddlers and Preschoolers will Love

Valentine’s day is about love in general. It can be shared with your spouse (I did get proposed to around Valentine’s day). It is called Galentine’s for the single ladies who get together and have a girl’s night. And it can also be a fun way to teach a young child about love and caring for each other. There’s something about calendar holidays that make us want to do fun activities with our toddlers! Here are two fun valentine’s day activities you can do with your toddler or preschooler right now with supplies you likely already have on hand.  I […]

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How Embracing Motherhood Has Made me a Better Employee

How Embracing Motherhood Has Made me a Better Employee

At the beginning of 2017, I became a mom and my whole world changed for the better. Since then, my new role as a parent has impacted my professional life in many ways that I never anticipated. Like so many other new moms out there, I worry about the negative effect my rearranged priorities may have on my career prospects. It seems like the constant feeling that you’re dropping the ball at work or at home is an inevitable part of motherhood. Believe me, I get it. It’s easy to get discouraged when I look back at my pre-baby self. […]

Posted January 3, 2018 by Julie in Guest Posts, TopPosts, Working Mom, / 1 Comment
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Your Easy Guide to Creating a Family Meal Plan

Your Easy Guide to Creating a Family Meal Plan

We all need to eat, but why is meal time always such a stressful time? You know if you just had a plan you could follow, evenings would flow more smoothly. But do you know how to create a monthly meal plan for your family? How to Create a Family Meal Plan Creating a family meal plan is exactly that, making a plan. A plan can be as simple or as complex as you want to make it, so let’s dive in.   What is the first step in creating a family meal plan? I love simplicity and thrive on […]

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Planning to Rock this Blog in 2018

Planning to Rock this Blog in 2018

Blogging is a wonderful journey. Not only is it a creative outlet and a way to connect with some other amazing people from around the world, but it is also a profitable side hustle as well. You know by now that I like to set goals and you’ve seen my Gratitude and Goals posts. I find those a great way to check in with myself on a regular basis.  I have realized I did not meet my 2017 blogging goals, and so I need to review and reassess those goals for the coming year, as well as plan to continue […]

Posted December 28, 2017 by Julie in TopPosts, Website and Blogging, / 3 Comments
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How to Keep Your Career and Personal Goals alive as a Working Mom

How to Keep Your Career and Personal Goals alive as a Working Mom

As moms, we all know how difficult it can be just to get five hours of sleep at night, let alone keep our career and personal goals a float. But, just because you have a family and new responsibilities, doesn’t mean that you have to give up on your dreams. Today we will be discussing tips to help you keep your goals alive while running around after your kids. Keeping your Goals Alive as a Working Mom     Limit Social Media I think social media is a great thing. It’s an excellent way for us to be able to […]

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How to set the Best SMART Goals and Resolutions for 2018

How to set the Best SMART Goals and Resolutions for 2018

How to set the Best 2018 Goals and Resolutions, the SMART way A new year is a perfect time to re-evaluate your goals, think about what worked for the previous year, and brainstorm new goals and hopes for the year ahead. Setting and Planning to Achieve Your 2018 Goals An important step in the goal-setting process is to look at the big picture and scale back. Think about where you want to be in life, in business, etc., in the next six months. Think of a handful of areas you want to improve, and how you want to improve on […]

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Craft Stick Christmas Tree and other Simple Winter Crafts your Toddlers and Preschoolers will Love to do

Craft Stick Christmas Tree and other Simple Winter Crafts your Toddlers and Preschoolers will Love to do

Ah, December. Winter. Christmas. Clocks starting to resemble fans. Anyone else feel like the world just starts flying by this time of year? I am not a fan of the rush of the holiday season and try to be mindful of slowing down and enjoying all the beauty and fun winter and Christmas time hold. I took my family on an evening trip to see a huge light display because that’s what matters – fun, family time and memories made. So here I am with another simple toddler or preschooler seasonal craft, a fun craft stick Christmas Tree! I have […]

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