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Lifestyle, Parenting

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I've hesitated sharing this old journal entry, due to all of the "room," for someone to bash me, put me down, and tell me what they think of me.  But really, I share this, because when I shared it with a few of my closest friends, they responded with feedback of "I'm so thankful I'm not alone." That was the moment that I realized there may be others that would love to hear that they're not alone.  Life can be hard, no matter what society classifies you as having.  But no matter how "good," you have it, life can be...

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Making a to-do list every morning has changed my life!
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Lifestyle, Review

Find a “Break” in your Everyday

“This post was sponsored by Cafe Breaks. I received compensation and complimentary products to facilitate my review.”  #LoveCafeBreaks You all... I'm exhausted.  Like, everyday exhausted.  Being a wife, working-mom, and someone who loves to entertain on a weekly basis... I'm constantly feeling overwhelmed. Can you relate?  I know you can, or you probably wouldn't have popped over here to read something on how to find a "break," in your everyday, right? There was a time that I literally felt like I was on a hamster wheel, each day I'd wake up.  I work at home, and my two littles are both under...

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Late Night Wishes Baby Advice Cards for Baby Shower Free Download Printable Boy, Girl fantabulosity.com
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DIY & Crafts, Printables

Free Printable Baby Shower Advice & Best Wishes Cards

Free Printable Baby Shower Advice Cards: "Late Night Wishes..." for the Mom to be!  Free download printable for a new mom, or a multiple-time mom! I recently helped cohost a baby shower for a dear friend who was expecting her second little bundle of joy. With the mindset of keeping it laid back and casual, we decided to keep everything low key, and do a little something that would be meaningful... rather than play baby shower games. Free Printable Baby Shower Advice Cards Instead of Games The idea of each guest writing a little note to the mommy, came to mind.  So......

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I'm a Mom, and I Forgot. fantabulosity.com
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Lifestyle, Parenting, Review

I’m a Mom, and I Forgot.

“This post was sponsored by Starbucks as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received compensation and complimentary products to facilitate my review.” Pardon me, while I get a little personal here.  Perhaps it's because my counselor says it's best for me to "write," it out.  (Which, by the way... making a monthly visit to a counselor or therapist does wonders for me, and I highly encourage it for anyone.) Or because I'll often read posts by others, sending encouraging thoughts to one another, and I'm hoping by sharing my story, it could help encourage someone else today. I'm a Mom,...

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Halloween Activities for Kids
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Halloween, Holiday, Parenting

Halloween Activity for Kids: Candy Apple Decorating

If you're like me, I'm always looking for activities for my kids to do, especially around the holidays. Granted, you can make candy apples any time of the year, but there's just something special about whipping them up in the Fall. Get ready to get sticky... Halloween Activity for Kids: Candy Apple Decorating  Let's face it.  Creating candy apples isn't rocket science.  However, giving you the idea is what I'm here for. :) Items Needed: • Apples {we used small apples, for our little kiddos, but huge apples can be FUN} • Caramel candies • Baking Candies, Sprinkles, Candy • Water for melting caramel • Wooden skewers or lollipop sticks •...

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These belts are sooo cute, and my kids can actually fasten them, themselves! Myself Belts https://fantabulosity.com
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Parenting, Review

“I Can Do It Myself!” — Myself Belts

So have you seen the show, "Shark Tank?" My hubby and I watch it all.the.time. Watching it one night, I saw a lady walk on "stage," with an invention that made me think: Now why didn't I think of that? When I see something that could potentially make my life easier as a mom, I'm hooked. If you read my post, "Monday Night Football," you probably saw the photos of my little guys.  My youngest, was wearing a pair of jeans, with a onesie tucked in them.  My dad even asked, Jessica, where is his little belt?  He needs something. He was right.  He needed a...

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5 Simple Ways to Make Your Husband Want to Come Home https://fantabulosity.com
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Lifestyle, Marriage

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Husband “WANT” to Come Home…

WHEW! There are some brutal people out there! Ever since I published this post, it has gone crazy viral and some of you are NOT afraid to speak your mind. So I feel I must explain my intentions with this post, to explain where I'm coming from. My husband is very good to me, and does extremely nice things for me. So in return, and out of respect, I like to do nice things for him. Have you ever heard someone say, Be the wife your husband can't wait to come home to at night? No? Yes? I've heard it a million times, and...

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Lifestyle, Parenting

The SAHM’s Guide to Staying Active

I'm a Stay at Home Mom {SAHM} ... well... Kind of.  I guess you could call me a, "Work at Home Mom," {WAHM} too.  I'd say it's a healthy mix of both.  Lucky you, I don't hide A THING, and show you a reality video clip of my typical mornings, below. No matter what abbreviation you are...if you're a mom, who is in her home most of the time, you may find it a challenge to stay active.  Trust me when I say, I HEAR you.  Loud and clear. A few days a week, I have someone come to my house and watch...

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End of Summer checklist! https://fantabulosity.com
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Printables

End of Summer Checklist – FREE Printable!

It seems like this Summer has FLOWN by, and I was so scared it would slip away without doing some of the things I've been dying to do all season! I'm one of those, "If I don't see it, I won't do it kind of people.  So... I decided to make an end of summer checklist for myself, so I can hang it on the fridge and be reminded of the things that I want to do before school starts. Here's what's on my End of Summer Checklist: Are you cracking up at some of my checklist items?  I am.  Some of...

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A Story of Parents who were told they couldn't have children. What a miracle. https://fantabulosity.com
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Lifestyle, Parenting

“I’m Sorry, But You May Not be Able to Have Children…” -an inside personal story

I'm getting COMPLETELY personal with you today.  But I've struggled for so long wanting to share our story with you, because it means so much to me. I told you back in June, during my post "An Afternoon of Bonding," that I would share with you one day how my husband and I were told that we would more than likely not be able to have children. Today is that day. My husband and I had been dating for 10 years, and we finally tied the knot in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  It was absolutely the best way we could have gotten married.  Our...

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Back to School, Summer Fun. Get outside! https://fantabulosity.com
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Lifestyle, Parenting, Review

A Day Outside, A Day in my Shoes

School will be starting soon, and we've been fortunate enough that the last of our Summer days haven't been unbearably hot.  {At least here in Missouri} If you've been hanging around here long, you've probably seen that I have boys.  Little boys.  You know, the kind that can't sit still, and are constantly on the go? Some days are dedicated to just heading out of the door as soon as they wake up.  Let 'em roam, and wear themselves O-U-T! I'm not gonna lie.  I take my phone with...

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Easy Clean up in the Car! https://fantabulosity.com
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Cleaning, House + Home, Review

Easy Clean Up in the Car & On the Go!

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Wet-Nap®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #ConquerTheMess http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV I'm a mom of toddlers.  Little boy toddlers.  Let me give you MY definition of that.  Definition: Woman constantly cleaning up ooey-gooey, funny smelling, foreign..."don't-wanna-know," messes, off of my boys hands.  Being that they wake up every day with a tremendous amount of energy, we are always on the "go," and I'm constantly making sure I'm prepared for easy clean up in the car. Some days we make unexpected stops at the park... ...a creek...

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