Choosing My Battles

 


If there is one lesson I have learned over the past 9+ years of being a mom, it’s that I need to choose my battles, and choose them wisely. Today I want to share about my silly six-year-old and how we are learning to find each other in the middle.

There are some things in life that are important to me, but there are lots of things that are very important to the super spunky and energetic girl who calls me mama. For example: being able to wear mismatched socks, creating beautiful & “super cool” outfits, and having free rein to let her wild hair go untamed as much as possible.

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Long Live the Beard

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From short stubble to a full-grown beard, for the entire length of our relationship ‘The Mr.’ has always had some kind of facial hair. In fact in our 11+ years together, I have only seen him with a smooth face once!  The day our oldest was born he left the hospital to run home for a few things and you can only imagine the surprise on my face to see a bare faced husband walk back in the door. For a brief second I thought a teenage boy had walked in my room by mistake, but really. After the initial shock, I convinced him to never shave again and I am happy to report that nearly 9 years later, the beard lives on.

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How to Host a North Pole Breakfast, From Setup to Cleanup

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One of our favorite Christmas traditions has easily became our annual North Pole breakfast. After a recent look around Pinterest I noticed that there are a whole lot of ideas floating around, but I couldn’t find any help or tips. Today I want to share with you 5 tips and tricks that I’ve learned over the past few years and hopefully encourage you to start a new family tradition of your own.

Tips and tricks to help you host the perfect Northpole Breakfast from setup to cleanup and everything in between. #ad #ScrubSeason #CollectiveBias

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Cranberry Jalapeno Crackers, Holidays Parties Made Easy

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The Holiday season is officially in full swing and that means the holiday gatherings are soon to start! One of the biggest challenges I have during this time of the year is keeping things straight. I recently discovered how Sam’s Club & Keebler┬« can help make the holidays a little less hectic. Today I want to tell you how and share a delicious recipe that is perfect for the best season of all.

Cranberry & Jalapeno Crackers recipe. The perfect combo of spicy and sweet for the holidays #ad

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Oatmeal Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Two of my favorite things about the holiday season are extra family time and baking with my girls. I love to bake! I spend hours in my kitchen every single week preparing meals for my family, but baking with my girls has to be a favorite of mine. I love the giggles, the eagerness to help, and the tradition. 

Today I want to share a favorite new cookie recipe of ours and tell how baking with my girls has become a little bit easier lately. 

Oatmeal toffee mini chip cookies. A delicious recipe that starts with a Betty Crocker mix.

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