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How I Save & Make Money Shopping

*UPDATED JANUARY 2021* Since making the decision to stay home with my girls, I’ve been on a mission to save as much money as possible. I’ve had some folks asking me what I do from a budget perspective and how I’m saving AND making money shopping for groceries and everything else in our life. I’m …

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Mommyhood: Who Am I

I yelled downstairs to the basement “Hey, do you mind if I dry my hair?” His response “No. Lord woman, dry your hair! We’re good.” I stood there, in the hallway, staring at my Agreeable Gray walls thinking to myself “Did I really just ask if it was okay to dry my hair? Who the …

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Mommyhood: It Ain’t Easy, Is It?

I watched Adele’s speech about losing herself to motherhood the other night at the Grammy’s and I was struck. Struck by the strength it took to admit that on national television, struck by the truth behind the words she was speaking, and struck by the genuine nature of her delivery. Listen, no one prepares you …

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#ThankfulThursday: 05.12.2016 Edition

Confession, I’ve actually missed my Thankful Thursday posts. They provided me a moment each week to reflect on the time I’ve been given on this earth. Someone asked me recently if it was tough for me to find “something” to be thankful for each week. I smiled. Not in a crappy way though. More in …

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{Living with Depression}

In the wake of many mental-health related tragedies recently, celebrity suicides (Sawyer Sweeten, Robin Williams, and Homaro Cantu) and young athlete suicides (North Texas University student and Tempe high school student), there has been a tremendous push to break the stigma associated with mental-health issues. I’ve written previously about my struggle with Postpartum Depression (PPD), …

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{5 Reasons Marriage DOES Work}

I’m not sure if you read an article that’s been floating around the internet recently, but a male columnist give the five reasons that marriage just doesn’t work for “our” generation any longer. Take a moment to read that column here. Did you read it? Okay good. Well, I couldn’t disagree with him more. I …

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{Thankful Thursday: Sept 4, 2014}

It’s the first Thursday in September 2014. This is a big month for me, for our family. This month, Waverly turns one. A whirlwind year comes to a close and a new year begins. Last night, I found an app that allows you to select pictures of your child(ren) from your phone, organizes them by …

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