How to Teach Your 5 Year Old the Value of a Dollar

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Red is a typical 5 year old who wants it all. Long gone are the days when her tv shows had no commercial interruptions and she never knew what the heck a Shopkin  or a Hideaway Pet was. She is constantly begging for new stuff, and if you read this blog, you know how I […]

Take the Mother’s Day Pledge!

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Ladies, my favorite holiday is almost here— Mother’s Day! Oh man, do I love Mother’s day! Here’s my typical agenda every year- I wake up with my kids and open their cute handmade gifts. Then, my husband takes them to see his mom while I go out to brunch with my mom and sisters- kid […]

The Shell Fairy

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The other day, Red got some mail. Getting mail is one of her most favorite things in the whole wide world. It came in the form of a brown cardboard box and it was addressed directly to Red, from “The Shell Fairy.” Her eyes grew wide as she watched me slice through the packing tape […]

The Job

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Sigh. I can’t even believe I’m about to go here, people. I never thought I was going have to sink to this level. I never imagined I would ever feel so compelled to write a piece defending why I call being a Stay at Home Mom a job. And yet, here I am. Why, Jeanne? Whyyyyyy? […]

I’m ditching my K-cups

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I recently read an article about John Sylvan, the inventor of the Keurig, and how he regrets ever inventing it because the pods are nearly impossible to recycle properly. Apparently they’re causing a crap ton of waste on the Earth. Ugh. You guys? I’m in love with my Keurig. And not just a little bit, […]

An Atheist’s Prayer for her Family

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“Mommy, before dinner tonight can we pray?” Red’s question caught me off guard. I knew this day was coming, though. After all, we send her to a Christian preschool. If you follow my blog, you probably know that I consider myself an Atheist, so why would I send my kid to a Christian school? The […]

I Want Candy!

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If your house is anything like mine today, the kids are bouncing off the walls today! We have a lot of very wonderful and generous family members, so at the end of the day yesterday, I believe each of the kids received 4 or 5 Easter baskets. I’m not exactly sure…. it’s a sea of […]

Easter Egg Smash

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Easter is on Sunday, and I’m in full prep mode as this is my holiday to host. I have the eggs all filled for the kids’ egg hunt in the yard, there are plenty of Peeps and chocolate bunnies to go around, and I’ve dusted off the trophy for the big game at brunch. What’s […]

End Game

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  What’s my end game?   That’s the question of the hour for me these days, and I know the answer. What I should say is “happiness”, “security”, “a great future for my family”. All that. Of course I am doing what I need to do to make those things a reality. Of course.   […]

Sink Crud Trick

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If you’re anything like me when it comes to cleaning the bathroom, it’s a chore that often gets pushed aside. I know it sounds gross, but I have a tendency to let the bathroom get a little funky sometimes. The sink in particular can be a tricky area to clean as water collects around the […]