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Why I’m Glad I Got Toilet Paper Stuck to the Seat of My Pants

  I am so glad that I got toilet paper stuck to my pants! Well that’s not a sentence I’d ever have thought I’d utter. Let me back up. I hope I

18 for 2018 (and Why I hate New Years Resolutions)

18 for 2018 is my solution to swearing off New Years resolutions. I hate New Years resolutions as a rule. I’ve made them in the past, but it always seems to be
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How to say “No” to Your Kids Without Losing Your Mind!

I am an overexplainer. It’s a weird trait for an introvert, but I feel that my kids will benefit from a full explanation and understanding of situations, decisions, and circumstances. But sometimes

Gift Guide: Something for Everyone on Your List!

20 Gifts That Make Life Easier, More Comfortable, More Fun, or More Beautiful First, some warnings… Reading this may result in a shopping spree! Reading this may satisfy all of your retail

13 MORE Things Good Doctors Wish Their Patients Knew – Demystifying the Doctor Patient Relationship

I recently published an article called 13 Things Good Doctors Wish Their Patients Knew- Demystifying the Doctor Patient Relationship. If you haven’t read Part One, take a quick trip over to that article

13 Things Good Doctors Wish Their Patients Knew – Demystifying the Doctor Patient Relationship

Demystifying the Doctor Patient Relationship A few days ago I happened upon a blog post that’s had me thinking ever since. The author of the post and I both had one of

Clothing Line Update! From Crazy Idea to Today

Clothing Line Update! From Crazy Idea to Today Things are happening! It’s so exciting!!! But let me back up for those of you who haven’t been getting the ad nauseam blow-by-blow about
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A Packing Hack, a Shopping Injury, and an Unwanted Guest

A Packing Hack, a Shopping Injury, and an Unwanted Guest The Packing Hack Our girls returned from church camp last week exhausted, exhilarated, and covered in dirt. They had a blast and
Montecito Sequoia Family Camp Lodge

Ever Heard of “Family Camp?” It is the BEST Summer Family Vacation!

Ever Heard of Family Camp? It’s the BEST Summer Family Vacation! The Concept of Family Camp Ok. Think Dirty Dancing without the country club feel or the scandal. I never knew family

Apothecary Chest Before and After

Scott and I love antiques. Well, to be more specific, Scott likes antiques and I loooooooove antiques. So if you do the math, we love them. Not the fancy, expensive, heavy, ornate

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My name is Joanne and I am a stay-at-home mom to two daughters 12 and 14. I am married to a whip-smart, funny, and mischievous husband, Scott, who keeps me on my toes and never lets life get boring.

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