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Is it time to stop reading articles and just start parenting?

Learning to trust your parenting insticts

I realize that this is a bit of an oxymoron since this is, in fact, an article too but bear with me for a sec.

I’m not saying kick all articles to the curb, I’m just throwing it out there that maybe, just maybe, we should start listing to our motherly instincts a little bit more. Because sometimes in the hustle and bustle of busy life, and having technology so easy to access, we forget that we are our own best resource.

Motherhood is hard and there is no perfect answer. To help us on our journey, we all

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Finding Nemo & Finding Dory Inspired Birthday Ideas

Finding Nemo

We all fell in love with the adorable clown fish and movie “Finding Nemo.” Now with “Finding Dory” releasing in June of 2014 we know it will be the perfect summer party theme or birthday theme hit! Check out these Finding Nemo & Finding Dory Inspired Birthday Ideas!

Send all the kids home with sand toys filled with little goldfish! Brilliant! Finding Nemo Inspired Printable Kit! This is awesome! Check out these DIY Clown fish Birthday Invites! Fill Jars with little things the kids take home! I love the Sea Urchin idea! Pin Nemo in the fish tank! A

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What a cardboard box taught me about mothering

What a cardboard box can teach you about how to mother

The Giant Cardboard Box in my living room.

There it sat, a Giant Cardboard Box. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve thought about throwing the old thing away. It’s huge and my house is little. It takes up too much space and it make my house look like a mess, but because of my daughter, I can’t throw it away.

The Giant Cardboard Box makes my house looks UGLY. It makes me feel like I’m inadequate and that my child is deprived. I know we aren’t, we have plenty of expensive toys — the toy chest

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Tuna Macaroni Casserole

Easy Tuna Macaroni Casserole

When life gets hectic one of our family’s go-to meals is this Tuna Macaroni Casserole which is perfect for a busy night since it only takes 30 minutes to make!

Tuna Macaroni Casserole Ingredients: 2 Boxes of Horizon’s Classic Mac: Pasta Shells & White Cheddar Cheese 1 Can Cream of Chicken 1/2 Cup Horizon’s Milk 2 Cans Tuna Handful of Frozen Peas Horizon’s Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Directions:

1. Follow the directions on the box to make the mac & cheese on the stove.

2. While the noodles are cooking, preheat oven to 350 degrees.

3. In a 9×13

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Teaching Kids to Make New Year’s Resolutions ALL YEAR LONG

Teaching kids to make new years resolutions ALL YEAR LONG! I love this idea!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Florida Department of Citrus. All opinions are 100% mine.

New Year’s Resolutions… in March!?!

or June! or August! or October for that fact!

It doesn’t matter the month, we want to teach our kids that no matter what time of year it is, it’s always the right time to dream, set goals, and improve ourselves!

3 Rules for Making the Best Resolutions Keep it simple!

I’m sure we can all agree that the resolutions that seem to do the best job sticking around are the simple ones. Starting

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Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids

Mothers Day Crafts

Mothers day is something to be celebrated, the one day where we get to take care of the ones who daily take care of us! My favorite gifts are those that come from the heart — the ones my kids make! Here are our favorite mother’s day crafts that make great gifts for mom:

16 Creative Kid Crafts for Mothers Day Hand-print Flowers! Plus 12 other super cute Mothers Day gifts! – Lovebugs & Postcards Cute Mothers Day Purse! – Crafty Morning Footprint Keepsake – The Realistic Mama Cute Handprint Tile ! – Luv and I Do Canvas Art

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Flaky 5-Step S’mores Donuts

Flaky Smores Donuts

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine.

I love this recipe! It’s so simple. These donuts are flaky, fluffy, soft and oh, so easy!

I bet you have all of the ingredients in your pantry, and if you don’t there is a Dollar General right around the corner with some of the best baking good you can buy! You can have the perfect end-of-the-day indulgence in 20 Minutes! Recipes like this are the best! Quick and simple, with no guess work. And this is what you get in the

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