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Peanut butter M&M blondies

Peanut butter M&M blondies

We had a rough morning, y’all.

Katie’s first playdate with a new friend had to be rescheduled because her brother so inconveniently spiked a fever and was a pile of misery. Two piles of misery, if I’m honest.

Her disappointment, combined with his lethargy, called for drastic measures.

And sometimes, my friends, the only answer to a rough morning is baking something fantastic.

My pantry isn’t exactly stocked with baking ingredients since the big whole foods purge this spring.

Blondies were the perfect solution since they require very few ingredients (all of which are pretty basic) and they’re ready to eat in no time.

These brought a ray of sunshine into an otherwise gloomy day…... Read More

From the Ashes of Tragedy: Perspective

From the Ashes of Tragedy: Perspective

Momservation: Hug your kids today because tomorrow is not promised.

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I’m sorry, but I can’t joke around today.

Tragedy and heartache have descended upon our community. You pray that it will pass over you.

A Royal Pain is Born!

A Royal Pain is Born!

Momservation: It’s inevitable that your little prince or princess is frequently going to be a royal pain.

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So the royal baby is finally born.

Well, 

10 Reason Not to Miss the State Fair

10 Reason Not to Miss the State Fair

Momservation: Cotton candy and a corn dog just taste better at the fair.

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The California State Fair comes to town this Friday, July 12-28.

It's Not All About You Day

It's Not All About You Day

Momservation: The best way to feel good about yourself is to do something for someone else.

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Okay, so we’re in the second week of summer, full swing into Mom living like a 12 year-old letting summer have its way with us.

Summer Fun with Kids: Pinterest Project Day

Summer Fun with Kids: Pinterest Project Day

Momservation: Doing a project with the kids usually ends in a big mess. You’ll forget the mess. The memory you made together is forever.

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Summer is here and I have vowed to bring it down to my children’s level and get barefoot with filthy feet, pool-showered, and not change out my bathing suit if at all possible.

Your Guide to Summer Fun Wednesdays

Your Guide to Summer Fun Wednesdays

Momservation: Run up a hot street in bare feet, throw a water balloon, or scrounge for change as the ice cream man gets closer and you’ll feel like a kid again.

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There’s one day until school’s out.

Normally this would strike fear in my heart like a spider in the shower.

But this year…I’m as giddy as the kids all hopped up on Mountain Dew.

That’s because I’ve had a change in perspective in the way I view spending a summer with my kids and I can’t wait to get started...

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