The “Unseen” Work Can Feel Insignificant, but I Promise You It’s Not

The “Unseen” Work Can Feel Insignificant, but I Promise You It’s Not

It’s the UNSEEN work us parents perform day in and day out that make an UNFORGETTABLE impact on your children’s lives. It's those hard and oftentimes undervalued tasks and gestures you do for them when you thought they weren’t looking are exactly what shapes them into the sort of people you want them to become.

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How to Grow a Cocktail Garden

How to Grow a Cocktail Garden

Host a happy hour in your own backyard. From garden to glass, these good-time tips will get you feeling tipsy. From infusing liquors to garnishing with flair, there are so many ways freshen up your favorite drink with something good you grew yourself. Here’s how to cultivate a cocktail garden that will have you saying, “Cheers!”

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A Married-with-Children Valentine's Day

A Married-with-Children Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is a whole heckuva lot different today than when we celebrated as two starry-eyed young lovers embarking on a budding romance. Marriage and kids will do that,. And while those commonly regarded expressions of love might change over the years, it doesn’t mean our relationship needs resuscitation. To the contrary, experiencing this “married-with-children” phase together is what real love is all about.

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It's Time to Celebrate Kids Who Care

It's Time to Celebrate Kids Who Care

Imagine what a world this would be if we pumped up our children’s egos, like we do when they score in a game or ace a test, every time they acted on empathy. This “thank you” is for the kindness crusaders, the kids who perform random acts of niceness, give out gems of generosity and love a little more just because.

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5 Reasons We Give Up On Our Fitness Goals (And How to Fight Back!)

5 Reasons We Give Up On Our Fitness Goals (And How to Fight Back!)

If there’s one thing I’ve learned on my personal fitness journey, it’s that lasting change comes from getting up and starting over. Again. And again. And again. Please, don’t give up on your personal health! Here’s how to fight the 5 most common excuses when it comes to why we fail our fitness goals

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7 Inspiring Quotes to Help You Reach Your Greatest Goals

7 Inspiring Quotes to Help You Reach Your Greatest Goals

Words are a powerful thing. They have the ability to break us and shape us. And the right ones can push us to do things we never thought possible. In this season of goal-setting, intentions and resolutions, Here are some of my favorite words paired with images that, well, make my heart happy. Please print out, save or share any that speak to your soul. Here’s to our greatest year yet! Let’s do this.

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Find Time for a Family Resolution

Find Time for a Family Resolution

There’s always room for fostering a happier, more fulfilling family life. Practice more togetherness, more generosity, more gratitude, more self-sufficiency by adopting afamily resolution. From family dinners to spending more time outside, here are some ideas to try in the New Year!

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Best-Ever Christmas Cookie Collection: Top 5 Classics

Best-Ever Christmas Cookie Collection: Top 5 Classics

There’s gonna be some serious Christmas cookie baking up in here, y’all! But with so many recipes out there, where to start? I took the hard work out of it for you and searched for the very best, most highly-rated Christmas cookie recipes out there. So introducing my BEST-EVER CHRISTMAS COOKIE COLLECTION: TOP 5 CLASSICS. All complied in one place! You’re welcome.

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What Moms Secretly Want for Christmas

What Moms Secretly Want for Christmas

We moms have been extra good this year. And while we prize the perfume, swoon over the slippers and honor the homemade gifts, we’d like to ask you for a little extra sumthin’ sumthin’ this year. And guess what? From potty breaks in peace to putting the cap back on the toothpaste, these gifts are TOTALLY FREE!

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13 Reasons Why Christmas is Better in Wisconsin

13 Reasons Why Christmas is Better in Wisconsin

If you’re not from Wisconsin, I’ll let you in on a little secret. Sconnies know how to have a good time. A really good time. From tailgates to cow tippin’, we’re a laid-back, unassuming sort of bunch who bring the fun (and beer) no matter the occasion. But Christmas? Believe you me, there’s something extra special about Christmas in Wisconsin. This list by yours truly proves it.

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Supercharge the Holidays with a "Living" Advent Calendar: 60 Ideas to Get You Started!

Supercharge the Holidays with a "Living" Advent Calendar: 60 Ideas to Get You Started!

Looking for an extra special way to celebrate the holidays with your family this year? Do what we do and try a “living” advent calendar.

Most of us are familiar with the chocolate versions that countdown the 22 days (Dec. 2-24) before Christmas. But this spin, friends, is so much more meaningful. And it’s fitting for any and all families, even those that don’t celebrate Christmas (more on that below).

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