Being Cheap...In A Good Way

Thrift Stores Aren’t Gross

I’ll start off by saying that I love thrift stores. My husband and I have had thrift store dates since we started dating (I may have married the only person cheaper than I am). My in-laws also have made thrifting a hobby – I guess it runs in the family. Roughly 75% of the clothing my family wears (I talk…

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Misc., Parenting

Today I Bought Fat Jeans

I’ve always been a bit on the heavy side, but in college I was able to lose a sizable amount of weight (see what I did there?). I maintained that weight-loss for several years – right up until I had my first child. To be fair, my children are 22 months apart (nearly to the day), and I didn’t have…

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Preschool Activities

Preschool Science + Art Butterfly Activity

I was fiddling around on Pinterest (who doesn’t?) and came across one of those rare activities that looks fun AND I already had all of the materials needed. Naturally, it became part of yesterday’s “preschool at home” activities. In the original post, Buggy and Buddy focuses on the chromatography element of this activity – which is pretty cool. However, I…

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Tips for Pumping While Traveling

Over the last few months I’ve needed to travel for work at least once a month. Most of these trips were sans kids, which meant I got to pump (woohoo!). Ok, so pumping is no one’s idea of a good time, but you do what you’ve got to do as a mom. Before I left for my first trip I…

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Best Banana Bread Ever

Baking with my older daughter is one of my favorite activities. Yeah, she only pays attention for 3-4 minutes and all she can really do at this point is help add things to the mixer, but I still really enjoy it. Generally I’m the “mean” mom that substitutes applesauce for the butter and sugar and adds extra fruit so I don’t feel…

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