Launching your day the right way!

Morning chaos One of the stressful components of the morning routine, or lack thereof, is having to find and gather everyone’s stuff from who knows where in the house. Sister can’t find her shoes. Brother can’t find his backpack. Middle-schooler’s lunch bag is stinky from yesterday in his bedroom. And Mom, do you know where your purse is, your keys, your sunglasses? Which is why you should set up

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The easiest way to cook bacon

Now I know that bacon is one of those things we shouldn’t necessarily eat all the time, but bacon is an awesome and wonderful food and I think it is quite all right for a weekend breakfast or an occasional treat.

When I married my new husband earlier this year, he was surprised that I cooked my bacon, of all places, in the oven. He had been

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Stovetop potpourri kits

What a great gift idea for teachers! Something they can definitely use and not clutter up their desk or room.

Stove-top Potpourri Kits Clear plastic gift bags (non-zip) 1 orange 1/2 cup cranberries 1 Tbs whole cloves 3 sticks of cinammon grated nutmeg Festive ribbon

Instructions: Quarter the orange, place all in a small saucepan filled with water and simmer on lowest setting. Refill water as needed.

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Baby pandas, so cute!

What could be cuter than baby pandas enjoying sliding and turning flips?

Top 10 funny baby videos

There is just something about laughing babies that can’t help but brighten your morning! Need a quick pick-me-up? Take a second and watch these top 10 funniest kid videos!

 

What’s your fashion personality? Take this quick quiz

Choose which answer best describes you. It might be fun to take it twice, the first time answer what you would like to be in your perfect world, and the second time, answer what you REALLY dress like in real life. 🙂

At the nail salon you reach for

A. a bright pink B. the shade of the season C. something with the barest hint of color D. no

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Learning from the past year

As we begin the new year, it is a good time to reflect on the last year’s events and happenings. Before diving into the new year, looking at what worked and what didn’t in the PAST year can help you make decisions for the upcoming year and the road before you.

I found a great resource to help with this introspection. Tsh over at Simple Mom has created a list

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Resources for managing your home, family and life

In America and in other developed countries, life has evolved, for better or for worse, into a blur for most women. We try so hard to do all the things we think we should be doing, for ourselves, but mostly for our family and the people closest to us.

I have truly enjoyed writing at Living the Balanced Life and I believe the message there is important. I have

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Elves, elves, everywhere!

I first saw an Elf on the Shelf book and elf about 5 years ago at a holiday event in Atlanta. My kids were older so I was not so intrigued by it, but thought it was a cute idea. One thing that did intrigue me was that the founder and author of the book was from the metro Atlanta area (my hometown).

Well a few years

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Limited time offer, All Problogger resources just $10

When I got word that Darren Rowse, AKA Problogger, was celebrating his 10th anniversary by selling all of his resources for only $10 each, I knew I wanted to share with my audience. Many of you are bloggers, or would like to be, and his material is AWESOME!

These prices are good until December 7th, but take advantage NOW so you don’t forget!

1. 31 Days to Build a Better

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