It's still winter in Iowa...On March 22nd. Aren't we all ready for a little sunshine, spring weather and happy thoughts? Today's giveway is from la-dee-da designs - a home-based business offering customized screen art. I first learned about la-dee-da designs from a...
One of the skills I prided myself on in my son's early years was mental multitasking. I remember planning his entire first birthday party months ahead of time during middle of the night rocking sessions while also researching sleep...
As I sit writing this post with a steaming hot cup of coffee by my side, I look around my house and see toys scattered about and my oldest son running around in sports shorts and no shirt (despite...
Dear Moms of the World, Mothering is hard. Mothering is hard if you are a working mom, a stay-at-home mom, or fall in the in-between of a work-from-home mom. I have had the joy of all three work situations, and...
You may remember that during the summer of 2020 TikTok was inundated with videos about laundry stripping.  I tried it, mainly because I happened to have all the ingredients and lots of time on my hands. What is laundry...
Bloom where you're planted. - Mary Engelbreit  December is our one-year anniversary of moving into our house. While I love our home and still get giddy over the fact that we own a home, I can vividly remember the feelings...
This sponsored post is brought to you courtesy of The Iowa Clinic — providing comprehensive care for the entire family.   The Great EpiPen Dilemma There has been a great deal of media attention given to the price of the EpiPen in the...
Do you remember what it was like to go someplace before you had kids? It was easy, right? Now, Little Peanut on the Go app makes life easier! Then the baby arrived and suddenly going anywhere was difficult! There...
Because this is my first pandemic, I’m not sure I’m doing everything right.  I failed miserably trying to get my kids to make stained glass mosaics using sidewalk chalk and blue painters tape, a social-distancing, suburban-driveway art project that is...
Walmart is Target's less attractive cousin (hate to break it to you, Arkansas). So you may be surprised to know there are some cute little gems hidden in the pink camouflage and apple-print kitchen rugs of Walmart's home section. Look what I...

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