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My favorite swimsuits…all for under $30! (And no, this isn’t sponsored…)

Freebs! Stop what you’re doing and listen to Mama J! But grab a snack first. No one should ever read a blog on an empty stomach. I am at a family reunion but wanted to pop in quickly to share some amazing frugal swimsuit finds with you! I started writing a novel on IG, trying

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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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Why I fired everyone…

Guys. I’m EXHAUSTED. Partially from having a newborn but mostly from having too much fun! Two summers ago I was a “single mom” and very pregnant. Last summer we were busy prepping our house to sell. They were busy summers and we found ourselves paying other people to allow us to have fun. This is the

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100 Fun, Cheap, or Free Summer Activities for KIDS! + Free Printable!

Summer is in full-swing around here, and if your house is anything like mine, a bit of affordable (or free!) entertainment is in order! To help bust summer boredom, I’ve elisted Mary (our Social Media Manager) to bring to you a list of some of our favorite Fun, Cheap, and even FREE summer activities to

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That time my son almost drown because I was on Instagram. [The Gift of Presence]

The gift of presence. Of being, not just in the same room, but fully PRESENT with your kids, family, whomever you are with. It’s officially summer, and many of you know that each year I always feel compelled to share my story. The horrifying, embarrassing, life-altering story of the time my child almost drowned in

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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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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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DIY Water Balloon Station: Easiest way to fill water balloons. Like, ever.

I’m still recovering from a long vacation and have a busy week preparing to speak at the Bright Night event this week (hope you’re all going!). Plus, its July (already??) which is “Focus on FUN” month for our Focused in ’14 monthly challenges. Because of all these excuses factors, I’ve asked my home girls from

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Minty Summer: What to Wear Wednesday

Welcome back to What to Wear….Thursday? oops. I tried really hard to get this post out yesterday but honestly, family comes first and it was too sunny inside to neglect my kids and make them play by themselves just so I could get a post out on a certain day. I’m sure you’ll enjoy this

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Affordable, Cheap, and Free Summer Fun! [Utah]

Hello to all my new friends who saw me on Studio 5 yesterday! I was thrilled when they asked me to do a segment on how to have affordable, cheap, or free summer fun in Utah! What a perfect way to kick off June as Focus on Summer month, eh? Today I’m sharing how to

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The Gift Of Presence

My son drown today. Well, technically he nearly drown, but it doesn’t make much difference to me right now. They are both horrifying. Both life-changing. Both happen in an instant. Both are things you think would never happen to you. Both make you stop and appreciate the blessings in your life. The difference? (and a big difference

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