Back to School Tips and Tricks (and Ways to Rock the School Year)

It’s day 8 of the 2017-18 school year in our area and so far, it’s shaping up to be the best year yet. My senior and 7th grader are both off to a great start and as we plan for this school year, I thought I’d pull together some tips and tricks to help you… Continue Reading

July’s Ideas for Making Mama’s Life Easier

Photo by frank mckenna on Unsplash Goodbye, July! We are headed full-steam into August and getting ready for the first day of school (NEXT WEEK!!). I’m here with a quick recap of the tips I shared last month on The Mama Zone. First, there’s a new page on the blog for those of you who love to save.… Continue Reading


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Unique Back to School Supplies and Kids’ Desk Decor

Grab some cute school supplies your kids will be thrilled to pack and create a homework station that invites them in. It’s easy to do with products from Minted (all created by independent artists). Check out some back to school faves below! *All photos courtesy of Minted. This post contains affiliate links and when you… Continue Reading


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Do It Yourself Moving Tips

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SootheYourSoreSpots #CollectiveBias Moving is a stressful undertaking and deciding to move yourself, rather than hiring movers, definitely adds to that stress. Thankfully, there are a number of things you can do to make your DIY move easier. Read… Continue Reading


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Planning Our Homeschool Curriculum

It’s still early July, but I’m already thinking about our homeschool curriculum for next year. We’ll be back to school very soon here, so I’m preparing now to make sure we’re ready. As I considered what I’ll change for this homeschool year, I realized I never shared our curriculum choices for 2016-17. So, here’s a… Continue Reading

More Ideas to Make Mama’s Life Easier

How is June over?? It blew by for us, thanks to camps and travel. I hope you’ve enjoyed having the kids home from school. I’d love to hear about any fun vacations or activities, so drop a comment before you go! If you missed any of this month’s posts, here are the highlights: Celebrating Grandma’s 95th… Continue Reading


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Celebrating Grandma’s 95th with Help from American Greetings

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CelebrateAllSummer #CollectiveBias We’re celebrating my grandmother’s 95th birthday soon and getting some help from American Greetings. They’ve got cards for every occasion and I found the perfect one, along with a beautiful gift bag and decorations from Walmart.… Continue Reading


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Despicable Me 3 in Theaters June 30

Despicable Me 3 arrives in theaters this week (and you know we love Minions!). We’re extremely excited about another dose of the Minions, Gru and the rest of the crew! Read on for details on the movie, a sneak peek and a chance to win a Despicable Me 3 Movie Prize Pack right here on… Continue Reading


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Getting Ready for Your Next Blog Conference

Business cards, elevator pitches, networking, oh my! If you’re attending a blog conference soon, there’s quite a bit to navigate before you go. Whether you’re off to your first conference or your fiftieth, you could likely use some help. So, I’m here with a few tips to make planning for your next blog conference a… Continue Reading


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Personalized Father’s Day Gifts from Minted

Friends!! I’m popping in during a super, crazy, busy week to make sure you do not flop on pop this year!! You know I LOVE Minted and all of the unique personalized products they offer. So, here’s a quick list of gifts you still have time to order for Father’s Day. By the way, you can… Continue Reading


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