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DIY edible finger paint recipe for kids – PUDDING finger paint (doubles as a snack!)

As much as I love summer, I’d be lying if I didn’t say that my kids occasionally drive me nuts during this time of year.  You feel me? Today I have a fun and easy pudding finger paint DIY for you! Without school to entertain their little brains, my kids quickly get bored; and I

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3 Summer Systems to Save your Sanity! FREE PRINTABLES included!

  Happy Summer, Freebs! *Eye twitch while double-fisting chocolate cake* Anyone else…struggle (for lack of a better word) with summer? Keeping kids entertained, being productive, and saving your sanity (and wallet!) can be a SERIOUS challenge when you’ve got a house full of kids. Have no fear, Mama J is here! Today I’m sharing my

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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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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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