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Mommy Reality #15: What Lies Beneath

In Mommy Reality by Jen15 Comments

  I am sure that Celeste is THRILLED we had so many participants in this week’s Mommy Reality challenge in order to avoid any further photos from Jen such as this little beauty… Moving on, again….. Thank you to all who participated in this week’s challenge. The concept behind the Mommy Reality challenges was to provide a way for all …

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The REAL Rules For Raising A Toddler

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen29 Comments

Last week my good friend Sarah of Ruffles and Rainboots asked me to guest post over at her blog. I love Sarah and was thrilled to do so. If you haven’t checked her blog out before now, you really should. You are all familiar with my caboose baby Miss Anneliese Claire. She is 17 months old and is beautiful, lovely …

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Blog Staycation Link-Up!

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The past four days have really been amazing. I have had the opportunity to meet so many new blogging friends and take a BIG chunk out of my blogging to do list. I even moderated my first Facebook and Twitter chats, talk about nerve wracking! Thank you to everyone who participated throughout the Staycation! Let’s make sure to stay connected! …

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My Mommy Reality Includes Junk

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Last week Celeste and I had so much fun by ourselves with the Mommy Reality challenge I thought we deserved our own special meme! Thanks Leilani of Just a Touch of Crazy for your great tutorial on how to do this! Love you Celeste. Moving on………… This week’s Mommy Reality challenge is all about showing the junk that we as …

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Mommy Reality #14: The Junk Drawer

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Well… it’s okay that nobody wanted to play with us last week! *sniff* *sniff*. The theme was “Grocery Store Treasures” and the Mommy Reality Team searched faithfully to bring you such treasures as this: And this: But we understand being busy moms (especially during back-to-school week) and, no worries, we are good sports (and we’ll take our play-things and not …

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Guest Post: Making Photos Pop With Picmonkey

In Blog Staycation by Jen15 Comments

I am SO VERY excited to have the PicMonkey gurus Leilani and Emily from Just a Touch of Crazy guest posting over here as part of the Blog Staycation. These ladies have so many seriously amazing pictures and images that literally fly off the page and are oh so pinnable! Make sure you check in over at their website to …

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Time To Tackle That Blogging To Do List

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It’s almost time for the launch of the Blog Staycation! I cannot tell you how excited I am! If you haven’t heard about the Staycation, then you can visit here to learn all about it. Personally, I am looking forward to at least attempting to tackle and complete my BIG old blogging to do list as well as connecting with …

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My Forever Story

In Parenting by Jen24 Comments

My forever story began 16 years ago. I was one month past my 21st birthday. A baby some called me, too young to be taking this step others thought. Jensguy although older than me, had just recently turned 24. We were both so young. I can still remember the morning of our wedding when he took my hand and whispered …

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In Man-day by Jensguy18 Comments

We live in Tucson, Arizona, famous for our omnipresent sunshine, except for a couple of months during the summer when we get our Midsummer Monsoons. What the Monsoons mean is that there is a period, from the end of June to the first couple weeks of September, where it could conceivably rain every afternoon.  While this is true in theory, …

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Mommy Reality #13: The Grocery Store

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This week has been intense. Jen lives in the Southwest and had a flash flood rip through her neighborhood and in one short hour turn it into a swampy submerged river area (pictures to come). Celeste lives in the St Louis area and has been seeing some scary rioting in her area. Through all of the craziness though we have …

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Kid Approved Busy Bag

In Parenting by Jen28 Comments

A few months ago I participated in a co-op with a group of women to make “toddler” busy bags for our families.  This busy bag has been amazing and has managed to entertain not only the toddler, but ALL of my children with it’s contents. I wanted to share how to make a few of the items with you today. …

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The Best Zucchini Bread Recipe EVER

In Cooking & Crafting by Jen26 Comments

The Best Zucchini Bread Recipe EVER I am a sucker for fresh farm stand produce. Last week my children and I stopped at a farm stand on a local Indian reservation and picked up the most beautiful squashes and zucchini. My children were excited to pick up this produce, because they are avid zucchini bread fans and together over the …

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Man-day: Someone Hates Cheerios Dad. . .Seriously?

In Man-day by Jensguy18 Comments

OK, First of all, Peanut Butter Cheerios now exist!  It’s like taking Captain Crunch and softening the edges so that it doesn’t cut across the roof of your mouth like gravel.  Yay! Oh yeah, and the part of the announcement everyone has been talking about,  Cheerios Dad: The overall consensus is that this is fully awesome and long overdue in …