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21 Free Things to Do This Summer with Kids

Peyton’s last day of 1st grade is next Thursday.  That means I will be home around the clock with two kids for 8 weeks!  I can’t say that I’m overjoyed, but not having to wake up at 6 am every morning softens the blow.  Because of the way my bank account is set up, Peyton will not be attending any camps.  She will still be on the gymnastics team and that will take up a good part of her time.  Outside of gymnastics, it’s going to be Camp Baby Shopaholic.  I’ve been working on a list of things we can do this summer that free or doesn’t cost much.  After putting the list together, I’m pretty excited about the summer.
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Your Questions. Mister’s Answers

Last week Mister and I celebrated 9 years of marriage.  I can’t believe how fast these 9 years have flown by and we’re still madly in love.  When people find out we’ve been married 9 years we usually get questions.  People will ask how we make it work or that we’re #relationshipgoals.  Marriage is a lot of work.  It takes a lot of love and communication.  Instead of hearing from me, I let readers ask the Mister the questions.  He surprised me and opened up more than I thought he would.  Watch the video to hear relationship answers from a mans perspective.

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9 Ways I Plan to Get My Life Together

Social media will have you convinced that some people really have the “perfect” life and have it all together. Let’s be honest, social media is just the highlight reel of our lives.  I’m the first to admit, I don’t have it all together.  I currently feel like I’m drowning.  I can’t seem to get a handle on my laundry, cleaning, my blog or my kids.  I know these are third world problems, but it’s not fun.  Just in case you already had the thought, no, I’m not depressed.  I’m truly happy.  I’m just have a constant feeling of what am I missing or supposed to be doing.  It’s keeping me up all night (along with a 12 month old).  Instead of continuing on in this state of chaos, I’ve decided to take control of my situation.  After having several conversations with other moms on and off the internets, I’m not the only one that feels this way.  I’m hoping that sharing how I plan to get my life together will help other women feeling the same way I do. small-27 Continue Reading

What’s In Peyton’s Travel Bag

This post is sponsored by Skeeter Nut Free. Thoughts and opinions are my own.

Summer is coming to a close and if you’re like me, you’re trying to get in one last family trip. I just returned from our end of the summer trip. Packing can be a bit chaotic but the family memories are well worth the struggle. Now that Peyton is a big girl with frequent flyer status, she carries her on bag. While it‘s fresh on my brain I thought I would share what Peyton carries in her travel bag.

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Family Freeze Time

*This post is sponsored by Mirum Shopper.  Thoughts and opinions are my own.

When I was a kid, the highlight of my summer days was when the ice cream truck would come by.  Soon as you heard that music playing it was like world stop.  I didn’t have any money to my name but I would still chase that ice cream truck down.  Somehow, I would always manage to come back with a popsicle.  I hate that my girls can’t have that same experience with the ice cream truck, even though I cringe at the thought of them chasing a truck in the street (the good ole days).  Ice cream trucks may not be around but that doesn’t mean we still can’t make summer memories.  Target is coming through with a great deal on ice cream truck favorites to help make new memories.
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