Boy Mom Gift Guide

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I've got an almost 5 year old and buying him gifts this year has been fun and exciting... and exhausting. He tells me, "I want that, I want that, I want that" about most everything we come across. If you're in the same boat as I am, I've put together some great gift ideas for my fellow boy mommas. Your little men (or ladies too, these gifts aren't … [Read more...]

Flawless in 5 for the Holidays

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Let's face it- it's the most wonderful time of the year! But that also translates to the busiest time of year. And on top of all of the cookie baking, present wrapping, and decorating, there's hardly time to get ourselves ready. Most days you'll find me rocking a mom bun and yoga pants. On the days I actually do get to leave the house and run … [Read more...]

Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure

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Local friends and families- if you're looking for a couple of hours of family fun this Holiday season, look no further than the Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure exhibit at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis. Take your family on a model train adventure exploring almost 1,200 feet of track, … [Read more...]

A Helping Hand for the Holidays

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I usually do a post like this every year when the Holidays approach. I love being able to find lots of information in one central place instead of having to do extensive searches. One of my favorite parts of the Holidays is the opportunity to give back. And as my little guy is growing, I want to teach him the importance of giving during this … [Read more...]

November Favorites

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  My last post was a little heavy- so to be a little more lighthearted, today I'm sharing with you my favorite beauty products for the month of November. This batch of products has something for everyone- and as always, they're sensitive skin friendly. Especially with the dryer weather we need to be babying our skin a little … [Read more...]

The Simplicity Manifesto

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I haven't stepped into my office to work all week. With all that is happening in our country, writing my thoughts seemed trivial. While I'm not going to talk about politics or the state of the world- I want to talk about something a little closer to home. Burn out. Our day to day lives are wearing us down. We're living life tethered. … [Read more...]

Made Well

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Do you want to me made well? Jesus asks an ailing man this exact question before enacting his healing upon him in the 5th chapter of John. Jenny Simmons, in her new book Made Well: Finding Wholeness in the Everyday Sacred Moments, reminds us that it's not always the physical healing of being made well that Jesus is asking this man about, that … [Read more...]

Plant Makeup

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  If you're on the lookout for the most natural makeup you can find- look no further than Plant Makeup! Made with organic, local ingredients, small batch and eco-friendly, this is truly the most pure makeup you can find. I had the opportunity to try out a few of their products and they were beyond gentle on my super sensitive skin. They … [Read more...]

The 5 Kids You’ll Meet in Childcare

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If you ever volunteer to watch kids: Church Nursery, Mom's Group, what have you- you will meet these kids every.single.time. I have spent years and years working with small children, first babysitting as a teen to working with children as an adult, and I have consistently come face to face with these 5 offenders. 1.) The Cougher- As soon as … [Read more...]

Favorite Fiction 2016

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Today I want to share with you my favorite fiction books that I've read this year. Can you believe the year is almost over? To say it flew by is an understatement! I've compiled my 7 favorite stories- they didn't all come out this year, but I read them all over the past 10 months. I finished one of them only yesterday! And guess what? It was my … [Read more...]