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    Our Top 7 Favorite Children’s Books

    We’ve been doing the mom store all summer long and its been a hit. If you haven’t read my article on the mom store, we’ve developed a reward system for reading books. This month I thought I’d share with you some of our favorite books from the past few years so you can add some […]

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    “The Mom Store” and positive reinforcement for reading

    We’ve hired a summer nanny. That’s right folks, you heard it here, we got ourselves a nanny. And by nanny I mean 18-year-old who can drive and lives at home with her own parents – nanny. If you’re on Instagram, you need to start following Ralphie at @SimplyonPurpose. She is a mother of four girls […]

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    It’s a Boy! My Family’s Pet Adoption Story

    It’s a Boy! No, no third child, we adopted a dog. Although it does kind of feel like there’s a third child is in our house. It’s one more mouth to feed and another stop on the weekend errand train that is for sure. He is the first adopted dog between both my husband and […]

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    5 Top binge-worthy shows for moms

    Whether you’re a new mom settling into a routine of nursing and being on maternity leave or a veteran mom who needs some good ole fashioned me time with her couch and her remote control, I’ve got you covered with my five top binge worthy Netflix shows for moms. Workin’ Moms – Warm, loyal PR […]

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    My take on home food delivery services

    I would call myself a hobby-chef. I love trying new things in the kitchen and tackling difficult dishes like Vietnamese pho, sourdough bread and even sushi. One of the things I have always put off was the home delivery meal services. I enjoy grocery shopping and I enjoy meal planning (I know, I know, who […]

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    New Year, Healthy start

    A new year means another chance at a fresh start. For many people that means working out more and eating healthier. Setting goals like these are fantastic, but don’t let the enormity of them slow you down. Vincent Van Gough said, “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” You don’t […]

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    In parenthood, we’re all more alike than we think

    I was recently out to dinner with a good friend enjoying a local event with Filipino food, and she asked me, “How do you do it? You always seem to be on top of things and finding time for you.” It’s fascinating how we as moms are continually comparing ourselves to each other. Comparison is […]

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    Taking the kids along?

    We took our first family trip this past weekend to Nashville. I call it a family trip because it was no vacation. Or as I have so affectionately answered when my family and friends asked, “How was your trip?” and I answer, “Awesome – in a ‘don’t touch that. Stay close to us. Get off […]

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    The Power of 100

    Getting involved in your community when you’re a mom is like adding another ball to your juggling act. I want to do it all and still give back to our community, but I don’t have the time or brainpower right now to dedicate to fundraisers and event planning. Bis-Man Power of 100 is my way […]

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    Facing sensory Issues with confidence

    Back to school in my household probably looks fairly standard from the outside. We’re getting our eyes checked, going to the dentist and taking those last family trips before school begins. On the inside of our home, our back to school routine may look different than most. Since our son was young, we have noticed […]

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    Lemons to Lemonade

    What happens when life doesn’t go your way? Do you let the actions of others determine how you respond? Do you look for the silver lining? These were the questions running through my head the day I was let go from my job during an unexpected layoff. “Life’s about changing nothing ever stays the same.” […]

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    Check off the summer bucket list

    North Dakota Summer Bucket List Summer time is something that all North Dakotans look forward to in anticipation for great things to do. Here’s a fun summer bucket list for kids and families, that anyone would enjoy doing during the hot days of summer. While you’re at it, check off a few for Father’s Day! […]

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