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Reviews & Giveaways

First Day of School (Plus @AboutOne $500 Giveaway)

This morning, I dropped my girls off for their first day of school. I think I was supposed to be sad, taking my youngest to kindergarten. It’s hard to be sad, when she’s so excited. It’s also hard to be sad when I think of the increased productivity 7 hours a day will bring. You […]

Tools & Resources

Can’t You See that We’re Broke?

Things in Fairy Tale Land have been a little different as of late. The pirate hasn’t been able to find work since he arrived in Fairy Tale Land over 2 years ago. And, the Fairy lost his job about 6 months ago. This all happened at the same time that the Pirate lost all of […]

Tips & Tricks

Controlled Chaos: Family Calendar Management

With 3 active girls, our family life gets a little chaotic. There are Girl Scout meetings—times 3. There are doctors appointments—times 5. There are work deadlines, school field trips, family obligations and (when we can find the time) fun & parties. My mommy brain definitely can’t remember who goes where and what time, without a […]

Mom Fail Friday

The One Where They Should Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Yes, yes, I know. I know it’s best to teach by example. But, I’m 33 years old and full of bad habits my girls shouldn’t imitate. Like, my deep love for Reese’s peanut butter shapes. Or, my total addiction to Sunkist’s orange soda. My nightly bubble bath? I’d gladly teach them that one, if only […]

Reviews & Giveaways

Accidentally Green & Healthy (Easy Lunchboxes Review & Giveaway)

Confession time: I am not the most environmentally aware human on the planet. In fact, I generally am an environmentalist of convenience and comfort. I recycle at home because I made it convenient by paying extra for a pick up at home. Sometimes, at work, I’m not as good. I’ve been known to put an […]

Mom Fail Friday

The One Where I Hate Candyland

Image by hannah.rosen via Flickr I love my girls. I love their smiles. I love to spend time with them. I love to hear their giggles. I love to watch them grow & learn & play. I just don’t like to do it with them. Most children’s games are mind-numbingly boring for grown-ups. I prefer […]

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