3 Things That I do To Keep My Home Tidy & you can too!

Knock, knock. Who’s there?

It’s Monday, my cleaning day.

I know how lame that sounds but as a stay at home parent, I look forward to Mondays. One – because the chaos of the weekend is over and I have the house and the day to myself [unless it’s a holiday]. Two – because this is my day to get things and my sanity back in order.

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My Spring Amazon Haul

Recent inhumane Midwest temperatures have me begging for Spring!

With that being said, I had to share some of my recent Amazon favorites. This is a list of items that I have either received, purchased or hope to receive in the near future. 😍

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Snow day & indoor activities

In most cases when the school calls for a SNOW DAY, that just means an extra day for the kids to do some sledding, snowboarding and/ or skiing. But not this time around. This time we are strongly advised not to leave the house. Not to expose our skin to these brutal negative temperatures and FOR TWO STRAIGHT DAYS! #goodtimes

So what do we do with kids who have the energy of a hurricane?

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Am I raising independent or needy kids?!

Good morning!

Let’s jump right in! I am that mom.

The mom who is conflicted! On one hand I want my kids to grow and be independent so they don’t end up needy. But on another hand I want to help them with everything because soon enough they won’t need me.

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10 things I’ve learned about myself – in our 10 years of marriage

Marriage isn’t always easy. Merging two personalities and years of life and experiences prior to uniting can be beautiful yet challenging. Adding children, jobs, homes, sacrifices and new encounters bring on a whole other set of trials. But through all of that, there is growth. There is maturity and sometimes immaturity. But most of all there is awareness. Awareness and rediscovery.

That is what I have here for you today. Ten ways I have REDISCOVERED myself. 


It took time and a lot of trial and errors but even this old dog learned a few new tricks along the way. 

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Instant Pot Tomato Soup w/ Basil & Parmesan


If you can’t tell, I am pretty excited about this 😀

I already tried it and made some delicious mashed potatoes. Those were a hit. But today I tried my version of an Instant Pot tomato soup and if I may say so myself, it is AHHH-MAZ-ING!

You want to give it a try? Of course you do. But don’t let the directions intimidate you. I just included a lot of details to ensure you are using your Instant Pot correctly.

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