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A 15-Day Journey to a Healthier You!

I want to be healthier. I tell myself this every year... usually in December (when I'm gorging on sweets and treats) and in June (when the shorts and t-shirts come ...
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Reflecting Back on 2016 for The Deliberate Mom

It's that time when I take stock of what's happened over the past year! The past few years, I've hosted a "blog pause" during Christmas break, but this year I ...
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How to Create a Peaceful Day

How many times this week did you wake up and hit the ground running? Have you ever barreled through your day and then wondered what happened to all the hours that ...
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Can Older Children Enjoy Dolls Too?

My almost nine-year-old asked for a Maplelea Doll for Christmas, but can older children enjoy dolls too? Here's my answer (and honest review of Maplelea). **Disclosure: I received samples of ...
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Getting in the Christmas Spirit with These Fun Items!

I smell Christmas. It's in the air! It's my most favourite time of year! This is the season of memories and memory-making. From baking, to craft-making, to parties, and food ...
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Are you goal setting? Are you making New Year Resolutions for next year? Here are some tips on how to set and CRUSH your goals! Don't just dream it - do it!

How to Crush Your Goals Next Year

I remember I once set a goal that I would make a million dollars before I was twenty. Yes, I was ten-years-old when I made that goal (and perhaps I ...
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Learning, Planning, and Loving… Currently

You wouldn't believe what's going on in my corner of the world right now. So many good things! I'm so excited to chat with you! You wouldn't believe what's going ...
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Last Minute Stocking Stuffer Ideas (from Amazon)!

I don't know about you, but I get so caught up in prepping for Christmas that I'll sometimes forget about the stocking stuffers! Usually 3-4 days before Christmas, I'm scrambling ...
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Mommy Bootcamp… One Month to Better Behaviour

About a month ago, I decided it was time to hit the reset button for me and my children. This is never easy because unfortunately, I often need to bottom-out ...
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Do you want to host a successful blog hop? Not sure where to start? Do you need some blog hop tips? Here are some suggestions to run the best blog hop ever!

The Secret to Creating a Successful Blog Hop

So you want to create a blog hop?! For a couple years, I ran the SHINE Blog Hop. We recently retired the hop, but I'm going to be bold in ...
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A time change with kids can be torture. Whether you're springing forward or falling back, here are some tips to survive daylight saving time with kids.

How to Survive Daylight Saving Time (With Kids)

Daylight Saving Time. Twice a year we have to change our clocks and while the adjustment may throw us adults off... it can be torture for families with children. Take ...
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How to Get the Best Blogging Advice!

Oh my goodness, I'm so excited to tell you about this! Do you want to grow your blog? Do you want to learn strategies to increase your social media presence? Do ...
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Thankful, Living in Community, and Life… Currently

Hi friend! I'm so happy you're here. I thought I would take some time to share what's been happening in our little corner of the world. I invite you to ...
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Healthy Snack Hacks for the Busy Mom

You're busy. I hear you! Whether you stay-at-home, work-at-home, or you're a full or part-time working mom... you're busy! Sometimes when we're rushed, we forget to eat healthy. We may ...
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How to Effectively Slay the Laundry Beast

Do you love to do laundry? Or do you look at clothes hampers and laundry machines with contempt? If you need some help in the laundry department, then you may ...
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