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Coffee: Happiness in a Mug

My husband recently questioned a common theme around motherhood… Cold coffee. And guess what ladies? He has a solution, and it’s something he wants me to share with all you coffee-reheating and coffee-slogan-wearing mamas (this includes me). A Thermos! I know, genius, right? No more reheating that darn cold coffee or complaining about forgetting it […]

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Leaving a Legacy

What do you want to be remembered for? How are you going to leave your legacy?  This probably sounds like a dark topic but it’s a question that has been on my hubby’s and my mind lately. I’m not sure why this has been on our minds so much. Maybe it’s because we just welcomed our second […]

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A Mom’s (Updated) Guide to Cartwheel

Calling all money saving mommas and Cartwheel lovers! Target’s popular savings program, Cartwheel, will now be located within the Target app. You may have already noticed its beginning stages prompting you to begin using its new location as you open Cartwheel. According to Target, the decision to merge its apps into one is a result […]

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My Secret to Back-to-School Sanity: Meal Prep Tips & Tricks

Our partners at Driscoll’s know the importance of feeding our families healthy and nutritious food, even during the busiest seasons of life. Read on for suggestions from our contributor Monica, in partnership with Driscoll’s, on how you can take the stress out of meal planning this fall by utilizing some tips and tricks in your […]

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Why I Needed a Parenting Coach

I’ve always known that parenting was going to be hard. Seasoned parents are often quick to point out this reality with new parents. But I figured that if I read enough parenting books, applied the tips of others and tried hard enough, the rest would fall into place. It turns out that these parenting skills […]

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#HomeschoolLife

I was homeschooled during those dreaded middle school years. I heard they were rough. I got to completely bypass them as I was homeschooled for three years during that whole timeframe of my life. I played sports at the local middle school and I remember one day, the popular girls came up to me and […]

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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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