4 Amazingly Simple Tips to Lose Weight

4 Amazingly Simple Tips to Lose Weight

I don’t know many women who don’t want to lose weight. The amount depends on the woman, but we all want to fit into that seeming mythical size 6. Ok so maybe it isn’t mythical, but I haven’t been a size 6 since grade school, so it just seems that way. I’ve always been the kind of mom to either eat what I fixed my kids or nothing at all. While it works fine for children with high metabolisms, it’s not so hot for an adult. I knew I needed a change, and here are the 4 Amazingly Simple Tips to…

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Planning to Achieve Your Goals: Write it Down

Planning to Achieve Your Goals: Write It Down

You can set goals, resolutions or dreams all day long, but unless you have a plan on how to achieve them, you won’t go anywhere. How do I know this? Because I did it for YEARS! I would never make my goals and would consider myself a failure. I didn’t ask for help, I didn’t even know what to ask, honestly. Now that I’m older, have bigger goals, and I’ve learned I need Planning to Achieve Your Goals Write it Down!Planning to Achieve Your Goals: Write It Down

These things never work out.

You…

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Self Care Saturday Challenge Plan Your Self Care

Self Care Saturday Challenge Plan Your Self Care

It is hard to believe that we have come to the end of 2016. So many things happened this year, good and bad. This isn’t just a time to remember what has passed, but to think about and plan next year. In your planning process, you need to plan to take care of yourself. As I’ve talked about for the past several weeks, self care isn’t selfish, but vital to your survival. So for this weekend, when you are setting resolutions I want you to think about this Self Care Saturday Challenge Plan Your Self Care!

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Self Care Saturday Challenge Meditation

Self Care Saturday Challenge Meditation

To say we are always busy, would be an understatement. I’ve been working hard to get up early so I have time for myself, but the past 2 weeks, my youngest 3 seem to think they should get up with me. If they do, there is no peace, there is no quiet. Once the others are up, there is always someone who wants or needs to talk to me. I don’t get a moments peace, not even in the bathroom. This is why I’m doing Self Care Saturday Challenge Meditation!Self Care Saturday Challenge Meditation

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Self Care Saturday Challenge Date Your Spouse

Self care Saturday Challenge Date Your Spouse

This is one of those things that if you don’t plan for, it will never happen. Life is busy as it is, but during the holidays it can be intensely insane. It is starting to get cold, the kids are finishing up school, and everyone has cabin fever. During this time is when you need the connection to your spouse the most. So I’m challenging you with a Self Care Saturday Challenge Date Your Spouse.Self Care Saturday Challenge Date Your Spouse

I don’t have time

When it comes to doing hard things, this is…

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Self Care Saturday Challenge Shopping Alone

Self care Saturday Challenge Shopping Alone

As a mom of 6, going shopping can be crazy. Normally, I take ALL of them with me, but it is a treat to only take a few of them. When my oldest 3 were little, it was a minivacation to go to the grocery store by myself. So my plan is Self Care Saturday Challenge Shopping Alone.Self Care Saturday Challenge Shopping Alone

You are still doing this!

YES! As a Stay At Home Mom, some consider me lazy, thinking I don’t work all day, but I can promise you that I do. I get…

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25 Casseroles For Busy Families on Busy Days

25 Casseroles for busy families on busy days

Times are busy. We all have places to go and things to do. I know I’m not the only one crunched for time, feeling overwhelmed by trying to keep up with all I have to do. It is during these times that I want some go to recipes that will make my life easier. They have to be simple, quick and frugal to make my 25 Casseroles for Busy Families on Busy Days.25 Casseroles for busy families on busy days

Why casseroles?

They aren’t my favorite things to make, but when feeding a crowd…

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How to Have an Excellent Family Photo

How to have an excellent family photo

We recently had a family photo shoot. I hate having my picture taken, and family pictures are so stressful. Beyond my own expectations, there are expectations of family members that just add to the weight of everything. We haven’t had a photo shoot in a studio in years. Some of my kids can’t deal with the stress, and pressure of the environment, so we have taken to having out door family pictures. While this has helped, it is still not ideal. It makes for a long day, but we have found a few secrets along the way for How…

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17 Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

17 Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

The Thanksgiving meal is usually eaten in 2 parts in our family. There is the main meal, and it is usually eaten again for dinner. By the time everyone is finished, there isn’t much left. What is left is usually turned into some really good meals. I was on the look out for how to use our family leftovers and thought I would share with you 17 Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas to go along with my 10 Thanksgiving Side Dishes Worth Sharing.

17 Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

Always make extras

The first step to having leftovers…

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Instead of Comparison Choose Joy

Instead of Comparison Choose Joy

When talking to other friends, there is always someone they aren’t looking forward to seeing. This is the mom who is always looking amazing, and her kids are dressed perfectly. She always brings the best food and seems perfect. This isn’t just my friends. I know I’ve faced it before. If we face it, there must be others who are feeling it too. This inspired me to write Instead of Comparison Choose Joy.

Eleanor Roosevelt – Comparison is the thief of joy.Instead of Comparison Choose Joy

What is different about Holiday Comparison?

Most families are…

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