We Haven’t “Done School” in Six Months, and I’m totally ok with it.

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In the last six months we have completed about 5 days of traditional sit down schoolwork. And you know what? I am totally ok with this. As I was looking through my calendar, I was a bit surprised at first, because I know they have gained so much during the past six months I couldn’t possibly feel guilty about our lack of “school.”

Independence

My kids gained so much independence these past six months which was huge help as I was recovering from an endometrial ablation and anemia. A huge piece of their independence came from learning to swim. They started the summer having a basic idea how to swim i.e. not drown in three inches of water. By the end of summer they could swim in the deep end, jump off the diving board, and have a free reign of the pool. We hardly missed a day of going to the pool. It was a perfect summer. One I hope they remember forever.

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10 Christmas Gift Giving Traditions

Christmas shopping for kids is made so much easier by having Christmas gift traditions in place. Click here for 10 Christmas gift giving ideas!

I have a feeling Charlie Brown might be my spirit animal. Sarcastic with a touch of humor and insight. For example: “Don’t you know sarcasm when you hear it?”
“I’ve killed it. Oh! Everything I touch gets ruined.”
“I almost wish there weren’t a holiday season. I know nobody likes me. Why do we have to have a holiday season to emphasize it?”
But my favorite is probably “It’s not what’s under the tree that matters, it’s who’s around it.” All the presents in the world underneath the tree don’t mean anything if you don’t have people to share the holidays with, which is why it is important to make the gifts you do give count.

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The BEST Buttermilk Pancake Recipe

Making buttermilk pancakes from scratch is so easy!! Check out my buttermilk pancake recipe which makes fluffy and perfect pancakes every time. I dare say this is the BEST pancake recipe out there.

I love getting a behind the scenes look into people’s lives. On social media, for example, you can “follow” your favorite chefs and get a behind the scenes look into their world. You can see what they are eating, where they are eating, and what they feed their family. Tyler Florence shared on Instagram the pancakes he makes for his family. BOOM! Life changing moment: the world’s best buttermilk pancakes!

I have been making the world’s best pancakes (from scratch!) for about a year now, and today I am going to share the recipe with you. This recipe makes the most moist and delicious pancakes. They take a few extra minutes to prepare compared to the boxed stuff, BUT once you have these amazing buttermilk pancakes you won’t look back. You probably have all the ingredients you need in your fridge and pantry so this meal is economical, quick, and satisfying. You will probably even have a few leftover!

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My Story with Endometrial Ablation

Parents tend to put themselves on the back burner once they have kids. Women are especially guilty of this, even if is at the expense of our health. We put off doctor appointments, eat unhealthy food, don’t get enough exercise, don’t get the sleep we need, and we put off to tomorrow what needs to be done today. This was certainly the case in failing to recognize my depression when my children were younger. But sometimes, putting off ourselves can have negative consequences on our physical health.

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The TV Addict’s Guide to Cutting the Cable Cord

Looking to cut cable and save money in the New Year? Looking for cable tv alternatives? Then check out this post for 5 simple tips on how to analyze your tv usage and save you money!!

I am a self proclaimed tv addict! From Game of Thrones to the Real Housewives, I love it all!! There is no shame in my game. One thing I don’t like about tv, is the price. Cable and satellite tv can seriously cut into a family’s budget, which is why this family does not have a tv provider. I love living in 2010s because you don’t need cable to see all your favorite shows. Streaming has changed the name of the game. If you are looking to save money on your television bill, I have 5 tips on how to cut the cable. Even if you are a tv addict!!  Don’t be scared, you can do this.

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