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Watermelon Cool Whip Smash Cake for 1 year old Birthday Party

  My third child had his first birthday some time ago and I’m just getting to post about it….#life I have never done a smash cake before and have always tried to keep the kids from sugar for as long as possible especially as they establish their eating habits. I found that when my 2nd got into preschool, she had Halloween, Christmas, Valentines, and that was enough for her to get a deeply rooted sweet tooth. So I thought we would do a smash cake with watermelon instead of cake. This was mostly borrowed from the cakes I’ve seen for people who are on very restrictive diets who can not eat refined sugar or carbs. I have got to say,...

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DIY School Organization Chair with free downloadable plan

So, this just happened....I put all of everything that is important to me on the back burner and busted out not one but three chairs for my daughter...and her brother and sister. How did this come about? This will give a little insight into the way my brain works....when something comes to me that just really gets all of my receptors firing, I just...have...to....do...it.

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Post Partum Ballet

People always ask me how I do it all, I have three kids now, a job, another job...then another job, and then I also do a lot of volunteering and crazy things like build a chair for my daughter and make my own lavender oil. I also am at some points religious about exercise and then also sometimes indulgent in whatever I want to eat...hence at the moment of writing this post I still have a belly where if I'm not paying attention, it could be 1st trimester. My core muscles are strong but I have fairly large babies and I do put on a good amount of weight during my pregnancies and my core gets pretty wrecked each time...

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What to Get for a Pregnant Friend

Hey mamas! This 2017 holiday season I'm participating in a gift guide with some fellow minded moms. My gift guide is aptly titled "What to Get for a Pregnant Friend". This a topic near and dear to my heart because I have often been on the receiving end of great gifts that I would not have thought of and also because while I don't always want to spend my OWN money on something, it's entirely different when someone asks me what they can buy for me! A gift for a new mom can be a great way to introduce them to something they have not known about before and wouldn't have thought of. Here are a few things to help...

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I never thought I would be that mom

First of all, a funny little note: my girls are of course Moana crazy these days and the other day, my 6 year old goes "Mom... I wish...." and I quickly finished her sandwich, i.e. sentence (lol, tell me if you got that reference) I said "that you could be the perfect daughter?" She rolled her eyes at me. Anyways, back to my blog post - there was a distinct time at swimming class two weeks ago when I realized I had become the epitome of "that mom" that I had always looked down on. You know, the ones who seemed so annoyed by their child talking to them, their lack of care for those around them, and the way...

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