Our kids were completing their chore list the other day, whining while they worked, and the 6-year-old called me out for my untidy side of the bedroom. How could I expect them to maintain room cleanliness when my own...
Two years ago, our first dog died at the age of 12. He was a fantastic dog and we were all devastated when we had to say our goodbyes. I swore I wouldn't get another dog for at least...
She’s making a list, writing it twice, gonna find out who’s naughty and who actually does things right the first time. Ok so my back-to-school jingles could use a little refining, but honestly so could my kids’ responsibilities. Summer is a time of...
My family and I headed out for a quick trip to Kansas City before school starts and we had to hit up Ikea while we were there. We LOVE navigating all the displays and rooms that are set up.  Tips...
Have you been thinking about our pollinator friends as you make plans for your garden, landscape and outdoor spaces? As concern for pollinators increases, so does the demand for pollinator-attracting plants. Creating a back yard habitat for these pollinators...
So many people have used this past year to attempt and master various hobbies. The truly clever ones have even managed to monetize them. I am not one of these people.  When I reflect on how I’ve chosen to spend my...
I’m what you’d call an SUV mom. Parking at the back of the Target lot and reminding the kids, “Watch your doors!!” is the norm for us. My husband is a wannabe van man. He’d love nothing more than hopping...
One of the best parts of 2020 was discovering the home organization show on Netflix, Get Organized With The Home Edit. I've shared before my love of Marie Kondo and now I wanted to share some of the super...
Creating your own garden or growing a container garden can be a relaxing escape from the business of everyday life. Whether you have a backyard vegetable garden, porch or patio containers, or enjoy flower gardens, gardening has many benefits...
Houseplants have many benefits and can be very rewarding. They are known to relieve stress, improve air quality, create a more inviting atmosphere to your home and even provide a learning opportunity for the kiddos! Here are some important...

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