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As the first month of 2016 just came to an end, many are chattering about their resolutions failing, succeeding, changing, and/or coming together. However, I am not one to make resolutions at the beginning of the year. I am a list-maker. A goal maker. I always have an ongoing list of goals, long-term and short-term.


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Weekends mean a few different things to me. It definitely doesn’t mean no work. Since I work from home, I don’t get take the weekend off. However, it is two days that everyone in the family is home together. No school for my oldest and no work for my husband. That means movie nights, sleeping in, and special weekend breakfast.


Today I am sharing how I get a fresh start each morning as part of a sponsored post by NESTLE Coffee-mate. All opinions are my own. 

Mornings haven’t always been my thing. There are still some days I wake up and think, “not today”, I am not a morning person. However, the last year or so I have discovered that with each morning and each start to the day, good things can come. Ensuring a fresh start daily is important.

A Daily Fresh Start

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Father’s Day is just around the corner. I show the dads in my life unconditional love year-round, however I still like to give them something personal on Father’s Day. Something with a special meaning behind it. Sometimes it is difficult to come up with the right gift, but when it comes to my dad, anything car related is a win.

Father's Day Gift Ideas for Car Enthusiasts #TheGiftofClean

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One week into summer break and whoa. I can’t believe that I forgot how different it is with three kids home all day, every day. With Ethan accustomed to busy school days, I can tell I have my work cut out for me the next few months. Lots of planning, fun activities, and being on-to-go.


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I am having a hard time dealing with the fact that this is the last week of school. I feel like Ethan just started Kindergarten a couple weeks ago and now he is going to be a first grader. Instead of being sad about how fast time goes by and how quickly the kids are growing up, I have spent the last two weeks getting pumped for summer.

Summer Family Fun #HelloSummerFun