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    Teach Children These 10 Things To Help Them Survive Without You

    The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them -Frank A. Clark Parents do the best that they can. I find myself thinking about this often as I grow older and begin raising my own child. Almost daily I catch myself googling some random question about how to do a simple task. “How to clean the kitchen sink,” “How to properly load the dishwasher,” “what kind of medicine should I take?” or even something along the lines of “this so & so situation happened today, is this a normal reaction?” Did these basic life skills fly over my head? Did my parents…

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    Tornado Season? Prepare for Severe Weather!

    Fun Fact; I wanted to be a tornado chaser when a kid. You read that right. I used to LOVE bad weather. I was that strange person that went outside when the tornado sirens went off. That all changed when I had my son. The first tornado watch we went through with him had me running around like a chicken with its head cut off. Where do we go? How do I keep him safe? What about the dog?! Prepare for severe weather ahead of time with these tips! D I S C L A I M E R I am not a professional. These are tips that have helped…

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    When Someone You Love Has Mental Illness

    It’s simple to say you’re there for people. Sharing a post on social media about mental illness and how everyone should “reach out to their friends.” Saying you’ll be there for someone or telling your friend that you’re worried about- “hey, you can talk to me about anything.” It is well thought. Don’t get me wrong it’s appreciated but it’s not what actually helps. Especially when it comes to people with mental illness, they can make you feel like you’re doing too much; while simultaneously making you feel like you’re not doing enough. They can need so much from someone but tell you “they’re good, don’t worry” to your face.…

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    Girls Rule The World- Podcast Edition

    Girls, women, females, ladies- whatever you want to call us I’ll take any those names with a badge with honor. Women are running the game. Rising to the top of companies in kickass CEO positions, running their own business, having their own money makin’ side hustle, many of them are even MOMS while doing this- say what! via GIPHY That’s what inspired me to make this blog series ‘Girls Run the World.’ Each week I’ll be sharing with you my top favorites that are run by women! From small businesses, blogs, to youtube channels, musicians, to ANYTHING. I’m on the hunt for all of the hard-hustling ladies! This week we’re going…

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    Teaching your little one these things? Maybe you should think twice.

    I know. No one does it on purpose. Everyone is doing what they think is best when it comes to teaching their little ones. This can be a thin line to walk. No one likes being told what to do with their child. No one wants to hear “hey, you probably shouldn’t teach your child that.”   Disclaimer- I’m not telling you how to parent. I’m not telling you what you’re doing is wrong. I’m writing this just to make you think and look at things from a different perspective. Teaching them that they HAVE to share with everyone. Don’t get me wrong I won’t allow my son to be…

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    Easter Gift Guide + Basket Ideas!

    Easter is right around the corner and if you’re anything like me you’re already brainstorming ideas for your little one’s basket. I’ve got you covered! Finding the perfect small gifts for all the different holidays is one of my favorite parts of being a mom. Here’s I’ll share with my top ideas- hopefully, these help you out! Feel free to share them with your mama friends. This post contains affiliate links. I may receive a small commission at no cost to you. All opinions are 100% my own. Let’s start off with baskets! I love the idea of getting one nice sturdy basket and using it year after year. It’s…