On My Mind

Do Your Kids “Cramp” Your TV-Watching Style?

April 14, 2014
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Beamly. The opinions and text are all mine. I remember back when I used to have more time to indulge in all of the TV shows that I wanted to….. I loved “E.R.”, “Sex in the City”, “Lipstick Jungle (just to name a few!). [...]

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It’s Done! Our Guest Room Makeover!

April 11, 2014
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Several weeks back I wrote a post here on Momof6 asking for reader input to help me makeover our guest bedroom. (And then I allowed myself to get distracted and ended up making over Jack & Alex’s bedroom first!) The house that we moved into last December had a small 4th bedroom that we planned [...]

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Happiness Is…. Gratitude for Your “Outer Circle”

March 25, 2014
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There’s a Korean word (I believe) used to describe that outer circle of people in your life that are not quite family members or friends, but they are essential in providing the support system that helps your life to function. This outer circle includes the warm and friendly lady that rings you up every week [...]

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Dishing About the Dishwasher…

March 20, 2014
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I was pretty jazzed that our new-to-us house had a kitchen with a Miele dishwasher. Sure it has this odd faux-wood exterior, but I was pretty stoked that this machine would get my dishes super-clean! And it does what it is supposed to do- even when my kids are lazy and don’t pre-rinse the dishes [...]

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Organizing Your Necklaces and 7 Ways to Save for a Family Vacation

March 15, 2014
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I’ve been working and writing and sharing posts in several places online lately…. and I wanted to share these posts with you- the amazing Momof6 readers! Please check them out if you get a chance this weekend! OrgJunkie: Organizing Necklaces Using a Key Rack! I have a lovely wooden jewelry box that my husband gave [...]

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Happiness Is… Being in the Moment

February 25, 2014
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Last week my kids had a full week off from school- this in spite of the fact that we’ve had so many snow days they’ve hardly been in school anyway. But to make the most of our week together and to escape from the cold, my husband and I loaded up the crew and the [...]

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Help Me Makeover My Guest Room!

February 25, 2014
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Okay readers…. I need your help today! I want to makeover our guest room into a space that is warm and inviting for the grandparents, aunts, and uncles and cousins who come to stay with us. The bedroom we have for guests at our new home is a little small, but it fits our queen-sized [...]

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“Kidstructions”- Answering the Question “How Does It Work?” {sponsored by American Home Shield}

February 12, 2014
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As parents we all know how smart, savvy, and adorable our kids are… especially when it comes to having them explain to us exactly how things work around the house! Of course, my kids are absolute experts when it comes to things like how to find their brother’s secret stash of hidden jellybeans, how to [...]

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When Your Heart Breaks For Your Child…

February 4, 2014
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I woke up early yesterday morning, my mind already humming with all that I needed to set in motion for the day…. picking my daughter up early from school to run her to her doctor’s appt, rush her back so she wouldn’t miss her after-school cartooning class, run my older son to the diagnostic center [...]

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In January…. I Learned That Being Organized Makes Me Happy! (Duh….)

January 28, 2014
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I know this is going to sound just beyond obvious…. but one of the things that I really learned about myself this month is just how much being organized makes me happy. After spending the entire month of December packing up everything we owned into boxes, while also packing up our family for a trip [...]

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