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So… What’s for dinner? We have all been caught at the last minute with NO idea what to do for dinner. Or we’ve had an exhausting day and just can’t think of one more thing. Or we know we’re going to have a busy day and we won’t have time for a big production for […]

Our Favorite No Thought Dinners

March 18, 2022

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Photo of organized pantry

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Early in our parenting days we had a LOT going on. We were barely sleeping, not making time to cook dinner, and it took a very bad middle of the night fight to realize we weren’t meeting our most basic needs. We definitely weren’t thriving. We were barely surviving. Amelia was a HARD baby. She barely slept […]

Knowing Your Basic Needs | Maslow’s Hierarchy

March 11, 2022

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Couple looking lovingly at each other while planning!

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It’s March which means it’s time to share our February Favorites! Our tried and true items that made February easier than January. We are astonished at how fast the year is flying by but they always say time flies when you’re having fun. Some of our favorites created a lot of fun for us last […]

FEBRUARY FAVORITES

March 4, 2022

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Our Book Club We have a joke that we have our own little book club. What happens any time one of us reads a good book is we DECLARE the other person MUST read it so we can talk about it. Or we just continue reading aloud snippets to the other person until we’re told […]

Must Read Books!

February 25, 2022

Stack of our favorite books
Stack of our favorite books

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If you’ve been following along with us, you know it’s no secret that we have 4 crazy kiddos that we absolutely adore. 2 of those kids used to be babies, 1 who is on their way to toddler-hood, and 1 who is still in diapers and nursing. With each kid and experience there have been […]

Our Baby Must Haves

February 24, 2022

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Baby playing with toys on the ground

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Today on the blog we have a special Mark Feature Mark is the MAN of successful businesses. Mark is usually seen as the man behind the scenes. But, really he is the OG entrepreneur. He’s run multiple successful businesses, even though he’s not one to brag. He’s the one that had a successful business when […]

Successful Business Tips that Will Build Your Empire

February 18, 2022

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Dad and son working at a computer together

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It’s been awhile since we introduced ourselves. So we thought we’d take a moment, get a little sappy, and share our story. The Beginning We met through Marks older brothers. Mark SWORE he wouldn’t date Nicole. But the following weekend we ended up on 5 accidental first dates. We went on a REAL date a […]

Our Story: Surviving to Thriving

February 15, 2022

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The long awaited moment is HERE. We FINALLY have a second between travels to talk about HOW WE TRAVEL WITH FOUR KIDS and don’t go crazy! It’s not perfect. Now, we’re not going to paint a rosy picture here. I’m not sure there’s a way to make traveling with kids a *relaxing* experience. BUT we […]

How We Travel with Kids and Stay Sane

February 11, 2022

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Trust us, We know housework can feel overwhelming Something that can be overwhelming is cleaning, especially when you have kids running room to room creating tiny disasters… like little tornados. But that doesn’t mean as parents we are perfectly clean and tidy 24/7 too. Cleaning, chores, keeping up the house, having that Pinterest/photo ready home […]

HOME MUST HAVES | CLEANING EDITION

February 7, 2022

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Family playing in their family room

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January has been quite the month for us as we navigate into another pandemic year and prepare to grind towards the 2022 goals we set for ourselves last year (stay tuned for a blog post about why we goal plan months in advance). Since the month has brought some cold and also sunny days, we […]

JANUARY FAVORITES

February 4, 2022