Money causes stress. According to a survey by Thriving Wallet, 90% of Americans say money impacts their stress level. Further, money disputes are routinely cited as one of the top reasons for divorce. But this stress runs alongside our...
As my children grow up, I am realizing more and more how they are exactly. like. me. This has its perks and its challenges. Perks: I know how to respond to them and how to challenge them. I know how...
Today I'm finishing up my What the Watkins Eat series with a couple of our favorite dinner recipes and resources. It’s not easy making meals with whole foods, from scratch. I get that. But having a plan and options to choose...
“Hey, can you guys pray for me? My heart seems to be softening toward getting a dog.” The confession came with humility. For years, I’d been saying an absolute no. No to the hair on me and my stuff, no...
I love to clean. I know it's not the norm, but something about a completely clean house makes me happy. When something is messy in my house, I immediately have anxiety about it. The problem? How is it possible to...
We moved into a new house in July. Our home has a more modern boho minimalist feel. That being said - our nursey was not. Our nursey started off as a hodgepodge of pink here and there and baby items...
I was deeply impacted and touched by the local home school conference I attended a few weekends ago.  Before you think, I don't home school so this post won't apply to me, please keep reading - it applies to...
Stepping Stories Stepping Stories was founded by two moms and grew out of their personal parenting experiences. Their mission is to make parenting easier through personalized stories that help young children with transitions and challenges. Written by a team of child...
This review is sponsored by Wyckoff Heating and Cooling -- Serving the HVAC needs of Central Iowa since 1950. We are moms. We are busy being Chef, Maid, Chauffer, Teacher, Referee and all the other titles we carry each day. So the last...
Hear me out before you virtually start throwing daggers and other objects my way! As the title suggests, I have a clean house. You may have seen the articles floating around the Interweb about embracing the mess, especially when we...

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