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Softball gloves, check. Water bottles, check. Bats, backpacks, cleats, check, check, check. “Hurry UP!” I yelled at my four-year-old, who was in the pantry for what seemed like the 48th time in the last hour. Finally I corralled all three crazy kids into...
March has always seemed like such a magical month to me. It’s the very beginning of spring in Alabama, the return of outdoor activities, and most importantly, it’s the month of my favorite person in the world’s birthday. My...
Let me just start off by saying that I have been really excited to write this blog. I mean, we are talking food shopping here -- one of my favorite things to do. So here are some of the...
When our dad passed away unexpectedly over a year ago, before COVID hit, it left us kids to care for our mom. With Alzheimer’s and other health issues, she requires full-time medical care. We got her moved into an assisted...
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a stay-at-home mom for the past three years. Although two of those years were quite different from what most think of as as stay-at-home mom due to my my husband’s former job,...
One of the easiest ways to teach young children responsibility is to teach them to do chores. In addition to responsibility, teaching young children household chores helps them learn self-reliance and competency. When we give young children chores, they...
It seems like everyone goes out of town during spring break and then posts their fabulous adventures on Instagram for those stuck at home to envy. Been there, done that -- my husband was a tax accountant for many...

The Transition Years

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When my eldest daughter was a toddler she refused to leave the house without a miniature stuffed animal in tow. The animal choice was always on rotation. One week it was a floral printed purple puppy carried in a...
It's one thing to stand on a septic tank and take a picture. It's another thing to post it in a public place, but here we are -- my husband and me, beaming with pride. This beautiful, sparkling white...
As a millennial, I understand how our desire for simplified homes can come across as not valuing family mementos. However, I think part of the problem is that these sentimental items are often passed on in ways that make...

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Our Adventure at Alabama Splash Adventure {2021}

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I’ll never forget reading about Alabama Splash Adventure on my good friend’s Instagram account: "Such a fun day at the water park! I have to...
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