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The House is Quiet — Perhaps Too Quiet

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School is in full swing and this year my youngest started kindergarten — as you might imagine, I soaked up every moment this summer….

Do they ever stop eating?

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So summer is in full swing here and I’m ready to lose my mind. I love LOVE my kids and having them home, but…

You can do anything* with YouTube!

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A couple of weeks ago our car air conditioner decided that it hated me and was going to take a vacation. It came back…

Sometimes Life Sucks

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Sorry for the delayed update, things have been insane here. After a week of searching, praying and hoping, we found our beloved Cappy. Tragically…

A Move & A Lost Dog

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I wanted to let you all know that I have not run off, just sadly busy. We were all packed up and ready to…

It’s Official : We’re Moving!

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I was born in the corner of Ohio that no one has ever heard of. It’s rural, generally boring and about two hours from…

She’s Three & I’ll Be Turning 30!

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Holy crap peoples! My baby girl is three today and I can’t believe it.  It seems like just yesterday we were awaiting her arrival,…

10 Things to Do BEFORE a Power Outage

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After a long, HOT 122 hours, we have electricity once again. We would like to thank everyone that sent thoughts, prayers and well wishes….

Living Off the Grid

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You may have already seen my updates of Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, but if not the big news is that we haven’t had electricity…

#OperationIceCream&Bubbles

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When I woke up yesterday my four year old daughter turned to me and said, “Today we are going to go somewhere to get…

Happy 4th Birthday!

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I cannot believe that our girl is four years old today!  She came to us suddenly at 7 weeks premature and never slowed down….

Ladybugs = Free Babysitters

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Our children love ladybugs!  G will spend hours watching them, following them around with pieces of paper to pick them up, and then squeal for me…

“I love you ALL day!”

“I love you ALL day!”

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If you have kids, you know that they like to eat…. ALL day.  With three children, I feel like I’m constantly grabbing food and…

Happy Birthday to My Heart

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Seven years ago you made me a mommy.  I have no idea how seven years have slipped past us.  It seems like just yesterday…

Happy Holidays!

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The holidays are here for most of us and our lives are busier by the day.  Before we are all whisked away to enjoy…

We’re A Bunch Of Co-Sleepers

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In light of the controversial campaign by the Milwaukee Health Department (as seen to the right), I would like to share my thoughts and…

Who benefits from this?

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I was upset by a newsletter sent home by my son’s school principal last week.  The first thing I read was that our school…

My thoughts on The Greater Good

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***By popular demand, this is going to be available until Wednesday November 9th to view for free*** I spoke to you earlier in the…

How did you become #Green?

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I have to admit that being eco-friendly was not always a part of my life.  Honestly, growing up, I thought that crushing cans, boxes…

I have a diaper problem.

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If you have a child that keeps a diaper on, I am so jealous!  Our first daughter was always taking her clothes off, but…

I have fallen in love.

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When I was in junior high I played basketball and ran track.  I haven’t really done much since.  My version of staying in shape…

Happy Birthday G!

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I want to take a moment to say Happy Birthday to my sweetheart.  She is two years old at this very moment.  I cannot…

Happy Birthday L

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I can’t believe our little girl is three today! Thank you sweetheart for all of the light you bring to our lives <3

Happy Birthday Baby Girl

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I know it’s not exactly related to all things eco-friendly, but she is my light. Happy Birthday Sweetheart, just now – at this moment…

Country Roads

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Growing up I moved a round a lot.  Not much was constant.  My Nana always was, and still is. There are times in life…