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Best Best Books for Your Aspiring Writer

Do you have an aspiring writer or story teller? I do and I love having fun with them as I encourage it. Check out this list of the best books for your aspiring writer. Continue reading

Five Five Reasons You Need a Ninja Coffee Bar System

I’ve never been much of a coffee drinker but John is.  He’s also good at wrecking coffee pots, it’s a weird gift that he has.  When I came across the Ninja Coffee Bar System, I knew he would love it … Continue reading

What What We Are Using for Kindergarten Homeschool

EDIT:  I started writing this the summer before our first homeschool year officially began.  Hitting publish apparently was too much because I forgot to do it until I realized that I wanted to add what I changed, liked, didn’t like, … Continue reading

Don’t Don’t Let Your Health Care Plan Stress You Out

This post is sponsored by UnitedHealthcare but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Let’s face it – looking at health insurance information can be so overwhelming.  Doing it with three kids underfoot can bring even the strongest … Continue reading

Using Using Sticker Books to Supplement Homeschool

In books like the Superheroes sticker book, they work on fine motor skills and hand - eye coordination, strengthening the child's ability to Continue reading

Essential Oils

Summer Summer Essential Oil Diffuser Blends: My Top Five

I love my essential oil diffuser and use it a ton during the winter months.  The summer is no different.  Well, maybe a little different – we aren’t inside to enjoy it nearly as often because we are too busy … Continue reading

DIY DIY Lip Balm Recipe

I am a bit embarrassed to admit just how much lip balm I buy from the store.  I KNOW that there is stuff in it I don’t care for, but I love the stuff I use!  You know what I … Continue reading

Top Top 10 Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint Essential Oil is one of the most requested oils that I have.  It has such a wide variety of uses.  Here are the top 10 uses for peppermint oil.   *Some affiliate links may be included.* Cool down.  Peppermint … Continue reading

Two Two Natural Bug Off Sprays to DIY

With three small kiddos, it’s no surprise that we spend a lot of time outside playing.  These days lately have been some of my favorites – fresh air, warm sunshine and absolutely no bugs!  Unfortunately, I know that part will … Continue reading

Lice Lice Prevention Spray

I apologize in advance for you scratching your head nonstop right now.  I know, this lice subject always gets you itching.   A little over a year ago, we discovered that lice had found their way into our hair.  I … Continue reading

DIY DIY Rose Bath Salt + Valentine’s Essential Oils

Not everybody goes out on Valentine’s Day.  For many people, staying home is just as much fun as going out.  There are tons of great date night in ideas and a romantic bath is just one of them.  Today I’m … Continue reading

End End the Sleeplessness with this Nighttime Essential Oils List + 6 Bedtime Diffuser Blends

I think we all want to drift off to sleep peacefully every night as we lay our head on the pillow, but adulting is hard and some nights falling asleep is not working out.  My body says quit but my … Continue reading

Essential Essential Oils for Summertime

With summer comes scrapes, SUNSHINE, bugs and so much fun.  Our essential oils get a ton of use all summer long for so many different things.  Below you will find a list of some of the oils we use most … Continue reading

Young Living March Essential Rewards Promo

Are you in a long term relationship with essential oils?  Just getting started?  Looking to find out more information?  Check out this page on information and how to order.  We love our essential rewards, and this month, we really love … Continue reading

10 10 Ways We Use Lemon Oil

Since we have been going through the oils one by one that are part of the Young Living Premium Starter Kit, today we will tackle lemon oil.   When it comes to essential oils, everybody has their favorites, and lemon … Continue reading

Cold Cold and Flu Bomb

Thankfully the cold and flu season is  halfway over already.  I wanted to share this cold and flu recipe with you.  Hopefully, if you do get hit with something, this can help you get back in the game quickly.  When … Continue reading

10 10 Ways We Use Thieves Oil

If you have ever heard of essential oils, than chances are you have heard of Thieves oil.  Probably because this stuff is amazing!  This is the number one oil we use daily in our home.  Known for its cleansing abilities, … Continue reading


Tiggly Tiggly Words Review + How We Homeschool

Since this is our first year homeschooling, I wanted to plan ahead of time and make it manageable and fun for us.  What exactly that would entail, I wasn’t quite sure, but I had a plan and so far, it’s … Continue reading

Why Why We Love the Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away Speed™

I was ridiculously happy when I found out we were getting the Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away Speed™ to review.  I HATED our current vacuum and could not wait to get it out of this house so I never had to see it … Continue reading

Quiet Quiet Time Activities with Smithsonian Readers

With three little ones and one who no longer naps, it is so hard to find quiet time.  I’ve been working on getting the kids’ quiet time bins filled and available so I don’t lose my mind.  I fill them … Continue reading

Feel Feel Beautiful While Breastfeeding : You! Lingerie Review

After breastfeeding for 5 1/2 years and counting, I’ve watched my body go through plenty of changes and I’ve watched as clothes that fit so well a month ago suddenly don’t fit at all.  The biggest culprit has been my … Continue reading

5 5 Reasons to Choose Bamboo

Are you tired of hearing me tell you about how much I love bamboo?  I can’t help it.  I really love bamboo.  Since I’ve told you a few other times about how much I love it and some of the … Continue reading

Eco-friendly baby products Give Your Baby a Greener, More Eco-Friendly Start

When I started writing my blog, I was a mom to one little girl.  We were and still are a breastfeeding, co-sleeping, cloth diapering, baby wearing family.  As a family, we already do a lot of “green” eco-friendly things that … Continue reading


This This Snack Pairs Perfect with the Five Little Pumpkins Story

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SnackAndGo#CollectiveBias I love to read and have passed the love of books onto the kids.  We could read for hours and hours and … Continue reading

50+ 50+ Games for Kindergartners

For the last few years now, one of my favorite ways to spend quality time with Maggie is by playing games.  She loves it, I love it and she gets to learn so much.  While her current favorite game varies … Continue reading

Best Best Books for Your Aspiring Writer

Do you have an aspiring writer or story teller? I do and I love having fun with them as I encourage it. Check out this list of the best books for your aspiring writer. Continue reading

Beyond Beyond the Books: 20+ of the Best Apps for Kindergarteners

Do your kids love technology? Mine do and I like to say yes to them when I can. That's why I love having some fun, educational apps for them to play. Check out this list of 20+ of the best apps for kindergarteners. Continue reading

Books Books on the Solar System

When my four year old decided he wanted to learn about the planets, I couldn’t wait!  I put in my order for some more Usborne Books that I knew I wanted and started planning.  *I am an Usborne Books & … Continue reading

Books Books We Love: 1001 Things to Spot in the Sea

1001 Things to Spot in the Sea is one book in a series of 16 titles.  I love how fun the pages are and my kids are learning so much about different sea animals, different things in the sea habitat, … Continue reading