Stay-at-Home Moms Could Turn this Book into the Next Bestseller (Review: “The Overdue Life of Amy Byler”)

“It would be hard to beat a man senseless with a plastic Hula-Hoop covered in sparkles, and yet for a long and rather pleasant moment, I consider trying.” Chapter 1, “The Overdue Life of Amy Byler” by Kelly Harms This post contains links to Amazon. To read more about what this means, check out my…

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One Parent Vs Four Kids: I’m Solo Parenting Again

With summer vacation in full swing (and a husband who finally returned to work after a second 5-week hiatus), it’s getting harder to find quiet time away from the kids. Naps are only a thing the baby does, but she isn’t on a schedule. And her nighttime sleeping habits are not consistent. Some nights she’s…

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Another Layoff Behind Us: How We Survived 5 Weeks Without a Paycheck

On February 20, my husband came home early. One look in his eyes and I knew the reason: a lay off. It was both unexpected and expected (if that makes any sense). The project was winding down to the end, but he expected a few more weeks. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. Since I’m the…

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7 Days Without Sugar (read: Chocolate Chip Cookies)

If you’re following me on Instagram, you might have seen me post about cutting out sugar for a few days. Well, today, I’m very happy to say that I’m no longer on that fast. In fact, yesterday evening I could be found dunkin’ a double chocolate chip cookie into a glass of ice cold milk.…

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How to Fit the Amazing Stress Reducing Benefits of Essential Oils Into Your Daily Routine

My life was extremely stressful in early 2016. So stressful, in fact, that I used my stressful state of mind as an excuse not to try essential oils. The idea of adding one more thing (that thing being research) to my already long to-do list gave me a headache. I just didn’t have the time.…

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The Power Of Releasing Worry, Stress, and Anxiety: How Your Brain Responds

Think of your brain as the President Of Problem Solving. There he is, suit and tie, pacing back and forth between your ears, thinking 24/7. (Or maybe she’s wearing a dress and rockin’ heels. I don’t know.) And since your brain is responsible for problem-solving, where does that leave you? What’s your job? Well, it…

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