Here you will find posts and ideas for creating the happy family life you have been dreaming of.

The Ultimate Baby Registry List

For being so little, babies sure need a lot of stuff. Well, that’s what we’ve all been told. In reality, babies really do not NEED all of that stuff. It’s just so cute and we all want to make sure we give our babies the very best so we get

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Our Top 10 Favorite Children's Books (so far)

Reading has always been super important in our household. We’ve read to Eleanor at least once a day since she was born. I will admit that I felt pretty ridiculous reading to a 2-week old baby, but we did it. The experts say you should talk to your baby –

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How Becoming a Mom Changed My Life List

When I wrote some of my first posts on this blog back in 2010, one of the things I posted was my life list. There were only 20 things on it so it definitely was not an all inclusive list. However, now that I’m a mom I figured it was

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A Golf Tournament for Melanoma

For the past four years our family has been organizing a golf tournament to raise funds and awareness for melanoma. We lost my father-in-law on April 28, 2011 and honestly before that we did not know how bad melanoma was. My husband and I thought skin cancer was something that

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6 Must Have Baby Items For Surviving Summer Travel

Tick tock…tick tock…do you hear that clock counting down the days till summer? It’s almost here and so are family vacations and that summer travel time with your kiddos. If you’re like me you hate having to pack up a what feels like a semi truck worth of equipment for an

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12 Awesome Easter Crafts for Kids + 1 for Mom

Easter is fast approaching. If you’re like me, you wait until the last minute for holidays too. Now that we’re settled back in the States, I am hoping to get better at that, but since this is the first holiday in our new house, I am still running behind schedule.

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One Month of Freezer Meals for $200

I am a planner. Did you know that? Of course you probably do. I am also the cook in our house. That’s not to say my husband can’t cook. In fact, he can make up a nice meal every once in a while for my birthday or Valentine’s Day, but

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Saint Patrick's Inspired Treats

In honor of Saint Patrick’s day this Sunday, I wanted to create something fun to share with the girls at my consulting job. After perusing Pinterest (remember my St. Patty’s board?) I decided to tweak a treat I had seen on there. These pot of gold at the end of

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A Good Reminder for Prioritizing Life

A few months ago I found this inspiring article floating around Facebook. I was intrigued at the time because the ingredients listed made me originally think of the golf tournament my husband’s side of family is starting to prepare for. I’m sure you have heard me talk about it before,

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DIY: Baby Gender Reveal Idea

Okay so here it is…the big gender reveal! On Friday afternoon we had our big 20-week ultrasound where they look at the baby’s anatomy to see if everything looks good and they can also determine the sex of the baby. We asked our technician not to tell us because we

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