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Two Ingredient, Essential Oil Tick Repellent

It seems like every week I hear another local news story warning about ticks and the diseases they carry- Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, etc. Just today I heard about a new type of tick- the Lone Star tick- making it’s way to Minnesota. Ick! I already make sure to check my kids thoroughly after they’ve […]

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#TargetRunandDone Just Got Better

#TargetRunandDone…just got better. Running low on formula, diapers or wipes? How about a go-to makeup staple or even a kid’s favorite allergy-friendly snack? This new Target home delivery option includes them all – super fast and easy! While Target is a glorious place for moms to escape to for some ‘me time,’ withdrawing from the […]

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Spending Less to Live More

It was right around our daughter’s first birthday that we realized we needed to start creating a budget. Diapers, formula, tons of cute teeny tiny baby clothes, and (of course) several weekly trips to Starbucks were starting to ravage our pocketbooks. We knew we had to do something quick. We enrolled in Dave Ramsey’s Financial […]

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Aldi: Great For You and Your Budget (especially if you’re a food lover!)

It’s no secret that I love food. Cooking and baking are extremely therapeutic for me, and making meals together is something my family really enjoys doing. But over the years, as we’ve added family members and grown in our food interests, so has the amount of money we spend on it. Truth be told, how much […]

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Moving Homes in the Third Trimester

I was recently at my best friends house OB/GYN’s office for my weekly checkup. We went through the usual routine. “Hi Lauren. Can you confirm your last name?” “Yup, Larson.” “Great, can you confirm your birthday?” “Yup, it’s 1/23/15…oh wait, that is my son’s birthday. I’m not 2.5 years old…”  Next up, everyone’s favorite part […]

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How to De-Stress Your Easter Celebration

Sometimes when I get home from a vacation, I end up needing a vacation from my vacation. And holiday celebrations sometimes feel the same way. Preparing for house guests. Grocery shopping and trying to find odd ingredients. Cooking recipes I know my kids will never eat. Stuffing my kids into fancy clothes. Telling my kids […]

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