• It's kind of a fact of life when you work in an office environment that …

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  • Well, another year has gone, with another new year staring us in the face. …

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  • This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com. Every year, my family asks what I want …

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  • Anyone else feel like the time goes by way too fast, with nowhere near enough …

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  • It’s kind of a fact of life when you work in an office environment that the temperature is never quite right. There’s the times the weather suddenly turns warm and your office is an oven, and the times that it’s freezing – both outside and inside. Our office even has offices that are frigid the same day that others are sweltering. Sometimes it is a struggle to stay comfortable.

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    Hello, 2019.

    Hello, 2019.

    Well, another year has gone, with another new year staring us in the face. It’s weird how it happens, isn’t it? One moment you’re solidly in a year you’ve spent 364 days living in, and the next you have a brand new, clean slate. I’ve seen it written that there’s nothing magical about January 1, and it’s true. Really, it’s just an abstract measurement of time, and not necessarily something to pin all our hopes and dreams, all our wishes for a new reality. And yet… every year, how many of us view it that way? View it as a new…

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    December Wishlist with Babbleboxx

    December Wishlist with Babbleboxx

    This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com. Every year, my family asks what I want for my birthday and the holidays. Despite the fact I know it’s coming every year, I am somehow always stumped on what to ask for. Anyone else? Just me? You see, during the rest of the year, I have so many things I want to buy myself – books, makeup, shoes, etc… and by the time this time of year comes around, I’m out of ideas. My family says I’m the worst to shop for. I kind of don’t blame them. So when Babbleboxx wanted to…

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    Investing in Family Time

    Investing in Family Time

    Anyone else feel like the time goes by way too fast, with nowhere near enough of it spent with our loved ones? I definitely do. As a working mom, and especially in this season of the busiest time of the year, I struggle to make sure I’m paying attention to spending time with my family. Sure, we can do little things – cook dinner together, read a few extra stories – but are we really spending quality time together in the day to day? No, not nearly enough. We’re always stressed, tired, and just not looking for those special experiences – so it’s definitely something we need to work on.

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    TLC for Your Winter

    TLC for Your Winter

    Just a few weeks ago, we were enjoying the early stages of fall. It was slowly starting to cool off and we were all thankful the humidity was calming down – and then suddenly, the cold weather hit. We are officially in late fall to early winter weather here, and I am looking forward to all the cozy nights in to come. Fall and winter are just the perfect time to curl up on the couch and take a little extra care of ourselves, right? We can all use just a little extra care.

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    Easy Salsa Bites

    Easy Salsa Bites

    You guys, I cannot believe it’s November! That means it’s my favorite time of year, and the holidays are well on their way. I never feel anywhere near prepared enough for all the events coming my way – the parties, the gifts, the onslaught of birthdays in my family – there is so much going on that it’s hard to keep up, let alone be ready for everything.

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    Fresh Finds for Fall

    Fresh Finds for Fall

    If you’ve been reading here for any length of time at all, you know that fall is my favorite season. Then again, most young moms would likely say the same. There’s something about it – the leaves changing, school back in session, and the air finally cooling off that just changes your perspective on things. So many people crave new things when the calendar hits January 1, but for me? That all happens in the fall.

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    Halloween Tips for Working Parents

    Halloween Tips for Working Parents

    I have a confession to make – Halloween is not one of my favorite holidays.

    Growing up, it always just seemed like a lot of work, and my favorite part was passing out the candy – because then I could take the good stuff for myself (I mean, why would I give away all those peanut butter cups?). My girls, however, LOVE Halloween. They get that from my mother-in-law, who has made Abbie’s (and now Ella’s) costumes for the past few years. Abbie usually picks her costume by mid-September, and my mother-in-law then has plenty of time to sew it.

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    Dealing with A Picky Eater

    Dealing with A Picky Eater

    When Abbie was born, I was determined that once we started solids with her, she would be the best eater. I was going to be sure to introduce all different kinds of foods, and that she would like everything – fruits, veggies, protein, and more. There was no way my kid was going to be the picky eaters my little sisters were – including one sister who subsisted on frozen pizzas and bologna sandwiches for years.

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    Mexican Breakfast Meal Prep

    Mexican Breakfast Meal Prep

    For the past few months, I’ve been doing everything I can to make our mornings easier. Getting 2 adults and 2 kids out the door in the morning is not easy (especially when you leave by 7am). I’ve been making as many of my meals ahead of time as possible. First up is breakfast – inspired by this recipe from Skinnytaste – with a few changes to make it work a bit better for me.

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