What I’m Doing And Quit Doing In Quarantine

Ahhh, quarantine. This introvert loves quarantine and hates it at the same time and I’m sure you are wondering how that can be. I love it because I finally have a socially valid excuse for staying secluded in my home and avoiding social situations. I hate it because this means my husband and my son are constantly inside my sanctuary. It also means other people are also stuck in their homes and have more time for another sanctuary of mine; social media, the place where as an introvert I could get social on my terms.  So while everyone is all…

How To Create A Homeschool Schedule For Kindergarten

You’ve got your curriculum picked out, your supplies are ready to go, and you feel prepared to start homeschooling your kindergartner this year. Now all you need is a schedule to follow. I’ve got you covered. Today you are going…

Pajamas Are The New Mom Life Uniform

For years now the mom uniform has been yoga pants or leggings and t-shirts. However, there is a change happening right now in front of our eyes. And if I’m being honest I couldn’t be more excited about our new…

The Best Workbooks For Homeschooling Kindergartners

It’s a pretty big struggle right now in deciding to homeschool your Kindergartner. Not just because the current climate is forcing many families into this decision.  How long has it been since you were in Kindergarten? Do you remember everything…

The Best Homeschooling Advice For Beginners

I was reading an article the other day and in it they were talking about how 40% of parents are “very likely” to do at home schooling with their children in the fall. It got me thinking, with so many…

How To Raise Anti-Racist Kids – Resources and Advice

As my family and I actively work to become anti-racist I realize the struggle that other white parents may be having. My son struggled with speech delay and still lacks important communication skills. I’ve struggled with teaching him about racism…

How To Build A Summer Schedule To Entertain Kids

Summer has arrived and while school has just ended our kids have been home for weeks. I can already tell based on the memes that are being shared there are a lot of moms who are just turning on Netflix…

Healthy Ways To Cure A Sweet Tooth Fast

I am a sweets person. I love my chocolate, cakes, ice creams, and unhealthy desserts just as much – if not more than – the next guy. You can imagine my disappointment when I realized the lifestyle changes we are making with our food doesn’t include any of these things. I’m a sugar feigned so cutting out simple carbs like bread and desserts is a huge change for me. In preparation for the withdrawal I know is coming I’ve come up with a list of healthy sweet tooth cures.  What Causes Sweet Tooth Cravings There are actually a couple of…

5 Ingredient Meals For Easy Dinners

These days we are all feeling a bit busier than usual, probably because we are doing a bit more at home. When people are in the house all day the house gets messy faster, we have more dishes to do,…

Easy Sticky Pork and Broccoli With Rice

I started experimenting with creating homemade Chinese food about 4 years ago and there is one sauce recipe I keep turning back to. This recipe is a slight variation on this sauce, it gives you a more salty instead of…

Easy Iced Coffee With No Hard To Get Syrups

I’m a sucker for iced coffee drinks. For the longest time I would grab my Venti Iced Caramel Macchiato every morning before work. It became like clockwork, summer or winter. Then one day I went through the math of it…

40+ Chicken Sheet Pan Recipes

I’ve been on a sheet pan dinner kick for a while now and chicken dishes are one of my favorites to make. I went looking and asking other bloggers for their best sheet pan recipes so I could try out…

Italian Sausage Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

We are big fans of squash in our house. One stuffed spaghetti squash will fill us up easily. While I typically use a different type of stuffing for my spaghetti squash this time I decided to try something different.  What…

12 Perfect Vegetable Sheet Pan Recipes

I’ve been on a sheet pan recipe kick lately because it’s so easy to make, clean up, and a filling way to feed a family. These vegetable sheet pan recipes work as side dishes or main dishes and are delicious.…

Why And How To Do Fall Cleaning

I love autumn with it’s warm colors, cool evenings, and fun holidays. The one thing that bums me out about fall is knowing that soon my house will be closed up tight for winter – which will have me missing the fresh air. I did figure out how to keep that fresh air feeling in your home a bit longer. Which is what I’m sharing with you today. Today you are going to learn why and how to do Fall cleaning to prepare your house for Winter. Fall cleaning is essentially Spring cleaning but in the fall which means there…

How To Deep Clean Your Bedroom

The bedroom is the most overlooked room in the home when it comes to deep cleaning. Probably because the only time we spend in the room is when we are unconscious. However, we are still breathing in dust and allergens…

Best Farmhouse Beach Bedding Sets For Your Bedroom

We all desire a relaxing retreat in our bedrooms and farmhouse beach decor is a beautiful and relaxing decor that’s perfect for bedrooms. When done right your room is turned into a beach side cottage. If you don’t live near…

How To Create A Home Office Anywhere In Your Home

You’ve been working from home for awhile now. As much as you love sitting on a laptop in your living room, the office clutter is making it hard for you to enjoy your home life after work. While working from…

12 Beautiful Romantic Bedroom Ideas

Our lives can be hectic and busy with children, jobs, and responsibilities. Shouldn’t you and your spouse have a romantic bedroom to retreat to every night? We all know that for many women our environment can be a determining factor…

Farmhouse Coastal Living Room Shopping Guide

Blending two different styles of decor can be tricky but it often produces some really beautiful results. Bohemian can blend well with modern when done right. Eclectic blends well with industrial. Farmhouse and industrial. The list goes on. One blending…

How to Declutter Your Home Fast

Does it feel like clutter has taken over your life? Is corner, ledge, and counter top in your home filled with clutter? Do you sometimes feel like grabbing your garbage can and just throwing away everything in your clutter hot…

Cargo Shorts Are Sexy and Other Things We Love About Basic Dads

Recently Dude Dad released a video about the journey to become a basic dad and it went sort of viral. Of course I shared this video. The following is the conversation that took place between my husband and I a day or two later when he finally saw it. “I feel attacked!” Rob says. “Why?”  “Am I a basic dad?” Rob asks. “Yes, dear.” The gasp Rob released sounded exactly like the one released when a favorite celebrity dies. “Hun,” I explain, “You’ve always been a basic dad and I happen to think it’s sexy.” “I don’t believe you,” He…

What I’m Doing And Quit Doing In Quarantine

Ahhh, quarantine. This introvert loves quarantine and hates it at the same time and I’m sure you are wondering how that can be. I love it because I finally have a socially valid excuse for staying secluded in my home…

How To Have A Grateful Mindset

It can be pretty difficult nowadays to have a grateful mindset. Fact is the world just seems like it’s falling apart around us right now. 2020 has been a difficult year for a lot of people and to be honest,…

Daily Self Care With Self Love Languages

I recently read a blog post on what’s quickly becoming my favorite self care blog, Blessing Manifesting. The blog post talks about how you can get self care by doing activities that relate to your own love languages. The self…

When Getting Dressed Is Self Care

It’s time to be a bit honest here. For the past two years I’ve been struggling. My depression has taken over my life and I stopped truly taking care of myself. Sure I read, I binge watch TV shows, I…

We Went Vegan For 6 Months – What You Should Know

About a year ago my husband and I watched a couple of documentaries and made the decision to try eating only plant based food. After about 21 days I was feeling great and wrote this post here. I figured it’s…

How to Plan a Staycation – Plan a Vacation at Home

Lucky me my side gig doesn’t have anything for me this week. Which means it’s the perfect time for a staycation. I will not be leaving my house for anything. As I planned some personal time and self care I…

How To Create Your Perfect Audience For Your Blog

The first step that you should be focused on when you go to build an online business is creating your perfect audience. While it’s common to believe that you need to appeal to a broad audience this tactic doesn’t actually work in the long run and can leave you feeling burnt out. The key to finding success in your business is by making sure you are really connecting with your audience. This takes intimate knowledge of who you are trying to reach. Today I’m going to help you figure out your ideal audience and how to apply that to your…

How I Use Tailwind To Drive Over 250,000 Pageviews A Month

Pinterest is a popular topic among bloggers for sure. However, Pinterest requires a bit of testing to see what best works for you.  I’m personally a big believer in using Tailwind but I know of other bloggers who swear by…

Is Guest Blogging Worth It? What Bloggers Need To Know

Guest posting is often the go to method to building backlinks to your blog, or is it? The fact is guest posting doesn’t work like it did several years ago, so why are the experts still recommending it? Well that…

How I Made $30,000 in 18 Months With A Niche Blog

So you are interested in starting a niche blog to make money? Great. Let me tell you how I fell into a popular niche, did 10 or less hours worth of work each week, and made $30,000 in 18 months.…

How To Survive Financial Survival Mode

Financial survival mode is not like living on a budget and quite frankly feels like it’s one step away from complete financial ruin. I haven’t previously talked about that time in our lives because I’m not a financial advisor. However,…

Online Marketing During A Crisis

During a global crisis online marketing has to change. You cannot forget that there are big changes in the world and continue business as usual. You can either be the helper or the gouger. How you market during this time…

Work At Home Mom Schedule That Works For You

Working from home as a mom is essentially a stay at home working mom. You aren’t quite a working mom because you are still doing all the things that a stay at home mom does. You aren’t just a stay…

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