Life & Lovely Chaos

Why I Don’t Budget On Groceries

If you search on Pinterest you will find numerous posts about budgeting on groceries. I have been amazed by some of them really, wondering to myself “how do they do that?” I mean really, I have read some articles where a family of 5 spends $200 a month on groceries- how do they do it?! For a while I was…

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Life & Lovely Chaos

Connecting With Your Eldest Daughter

Being a mother has been the most rewarding adventure of my lifetime. I have birthed 3 beautiful children and was given a 4th blessing the day I met my husband, my oldest daughter. Raising babies was a breeze! They eat, sleep, poop, and play. Toddlers were exciting; all of their firsts in life happen and every moment was a new…

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Matters Of The Heart

What To Say To Your Bullied Child

We hear too often now stories of children who have been bullied in school. For some of us, we have had to deal with the heartbreaking reality that our child has been bullied. Whether it be physical or verbal, it is never easy mending the heart of a hurt child. Of course, there are steps we take to try to…

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Educational Thoughts

Homeschool- Are You Doing Enough?

So you have decided to begin your homeschool journey… Yay for you! What an exciting journey you are embarking on. It is always exciting getting to plan your homeschool day and what subjects you will teach. There are so many options for what you can choose to do and study. With so many options though, how do you know if…

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On The Grill

Deliciously Sticky BBQ Ribs

There is nothing better on a Saturday night than to be outside with the family grillin’ up a feast. In our home, nights like these bring everyone just a little bit closer. The kids run around playing soccer or chasing each other with their water guns, my husband has music playing, and I’m usually enjoying a small glass bottle of wine. And…

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Life & Lovely Chaos

Why I Won’t Give Into “That Thing”

Have you noticed how quickly something can become a hot trend? Especially with kids! And it seems kids pick up on how popular something is no matter how much or how little exposure to “that thing” they have. I can’t say that I am surprised really. Kids are like sponges. They see a toy’s commercial a few times and they…

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Educational Thoughts

5 Tips For A Smoother Homeschool Day

Homeschooling my children has been the most rewarding thing I have chosen to do in my lifetime. At the same time, it has been one of the most stressful, emotional, and difficult things that I have ever done! There have been so many days where I was ready to throw in the towel. So many days that our lesson time…

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Every Day Eats

Super Delicious Parmesan Chicken

* This post contains affiliate links* It is the start of a new school year again and as always, I have been hustling around the house as busy as a bee in preparation for tomorrow; just hoping to have a smooth day finally (we all know how crazy the first few weeks of homeschool is when trying to find a…

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Ethnic Splurges

Crispy & Flaky Tostada Bowls

There is nothing more wonderful than a well-rounded meal. I mean veggies, protein, carbs, and absolute deliciousness. I know my favorite thing for many years has been the taco salad at Baja Fresh; that crispy, flaky tostada bowl shell most of all. We used to live close to this place and I could have my splurge anytime. I would splurge…

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