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The Gift Of Presence: That Time My Son Almost Died Because I was Distracted on Instagram

With July 4th approaching, I couldn’t push down the nagging urge and inkling that pops up every year…telling me I need to share my story with you all. My horrifying, embarrassing, life-changing story of that time I almost let my child die because I was distracted on Instagram. As with every year there is an

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DIY 3 Ingredient Sidewalk Chalk Paint

  Summer. Summer. Suuuummmmeeeerrrr. Is it killing anyone else?? My dear sweet lovely adorable children are…well…DRIVING ME NUTS! Their little brains are bored without school to keep them occupied, no matter how many time we swim in a day. However, with 5 kids I don’t have the time to do intricate, completed activities like I

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Back to School Shopping on a Budget…But Not The Way You Might Think!

I did a TV segment for Studio 5 the other day, teaching you all how to get everything you need for back to school without breaking the break! …but it’s probably not what you think. When many of us think of back to school shopping, we think of finding a sale, buying as much as we can, and hoping it

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Simple Back-to-School Traditions That Won’t Break the Bank or Give You a Headache. You’re Welcome.

Can you believe summer is about OVER? (or is officially over in some places!) I jumped on the back-to-school bandwagon pretty late last year (being pregnant and playing single mom and all). This year I’m working to stay more on top of this whole back-to-school thing. I’m thinking through my little traditions and thought I’d share

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3 Ingredient Homemade Sidewalk Paint Recipe (Summer Boredom Buster!!)

Summer. Summer. Suuuummmmeeeerrrr. Is it killing anyone else?? My dear sweet lovely adorable children are…well…DRIVING ME NUTS! Their little brains are bored without school to keep them occupied, no matter how many time we swim in a day. However, with 4 kids (one of them a baby) I don’t have the time to do intricate,

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The Gift Of Presence: That Time My Son Almost Died Because I was Distracted on Instagram

With July 4th approaching, I couldn’t push down the nagging urge and inkling that pops up every year…telling me I need to share my story with you all. My horrifying, embarrassing, life-changing story of that time I almost let my child die because I was distracted on Instagram. As with every year there is an

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Where FCF has been lately!

This has been a fun month for FCF! I’ve had the privilege of sharing some of my best tips all around the web. I didn’t know how best to tell you about all of them, so I thought I’d compile it all in one place! The features include a Disneyland on the Cheap TV segment, a marriage interview

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DISNEYLAND ON THE CHEAP: Part 3 – Inside the parks

Welcome to PART 3 (of 3) of my Disneyland on the Cheap series! As you might know, we took our kids to Disneyland for the first time in February. To give you the unbeatable inside scoop, I have created this (brace-yourself-thorough) “Disneyland On The Cheap” 3- part post series for you so I can share

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DISNEYLAND ON THE CHEAP: Part 2 – Prep, Packing, and Traveling (with kids!)

Welcome to PART 2 (of 3) of my Disneyland on the Cheap series! As you might know, we took our kids to Disneyland for the first time in February. I hadn’t been to Disneyland since I was a kid, and hardly remembered it. I was SO excited, but SO intimidated! What to pack? How much

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DISNEYLAND ON THE CHEAP: Part 1 – What it costs (and how to afford it!)

As you might know, we took our kids to Disneyland for the first time in February, thanks to my generous parents providing everyone’s park passes as a family reunion/Christmas present. I hadn’t been to Disneyland since I was a kid, and hardly remembered it. I was SO excited, but SO intimidated for so many reasons!

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September: Focus on Learning…summer hiatus is officially OVER!!

I feel like I’ve just woken up from a 3 month nap, stretched for the first time in ages, popped the creaks out of my bones, and am ready. to. PARTY. As it happens every year, I get restless in the summer and take my annual summer hiatus to kick off the old routine and

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You don’t have to spend money to have fun, you know.

As I mentioned yesterday, there were two things that came to mind as I’ve been on on my spontaneous trip to Oregon. The first is that NOW is the time to use as much of your weekly budget as you can spare to start buying ahead for Christmas, back-to-school for next year, and even next

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