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Faux Farms

I want a faux farm. I dream of skipping about with Midwest wildflowers in one hand and feeding chickens with the other. I long to pause and reflect about life while leaning by a rusted silo or a red paint chipped barn. This song from Sesame Street’s Follow That Bird plays on repeat in the... Read more »

The Woulda Coulda Shoulda Day

The Woulda Coulda Shoulda Day
This morning, I was supposed to wake up at 5:30 and go for a run – but I decided to snuggle on the couch with the puppy and watch Morning Joe. While I was distracted with neutralizing the Keurig coffee pod anarchy in my kitchen, I forgot to brew a cup for my daughter before... Read more »

Living a Microwaved Life: A Frustrated Young Wife Is Forced to Wait

Living a Microwaved Life: A Frustrated Young Wife Is Forced to Wait
Today’s post is from Jess Bedsole of Sparkles and Crafts. I met her last year at our husband’s holiday work celebration and we instantly connected. Full of classy, yet modern energy, Jess’ positive character reflects the views of a younger generation of women and wives…. Enjoy! -Elizabeth   A Microwaved Life Allow me to explain…... Read more »
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The "Unmentionables": Week 3 of the Simple Mom Challenge

The "Unmentionables": Week 3 of the Simple Mom Challenge
Week 3 of the Simple Mom Challenge proved to be quite revealing as I tackled my “unmentionables” drawer. Rooting through the mess of cotton, lace, and spandex, I shook my head in frustration at the sight of my daughter’s 3-year-olds skivvies in the mix of my seemingly large bloomers. After a more in-depth examination of... Read more »

Spring Cleaning: Purging Toys for Week 1 of the Simple Mom Challenge

Spring Cleaning: Purging Toys for Week 1 of the Simple Mom Challenge
TOYS. Legos, puzzles, half-chewed Jenga blocks, stuffed animals, doll houses, crayons, activity books, action figures, naked Barbies, card games, dinosaurs, purses, dress up clothes, Polly Pocket, baby bottles, thousands of Playmobil pieces, Matchbox cars, paint, stamps… Pulling out the mass of toys from our disheveled hall closet was a little overwhelming. With a sudden urge... Read more »

Spring Cleaning: Take The Simple Mom's "Project Simplify" Challenge

Spring Cleaning: Take The Simple Mom's "Project Simplify" Challenge
Purging. Like music to my ears, I love any word related to the simplifying of life. Spring cleaning makes me smile and this year, the PWAP gals are participating in the Project Simplify Challenge with Simple Mom, Tsh Oxenreider! My kids are getting older and have graduated from Thomas the Train to Spiderman and baby... Read more »
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Lacking the Crafty Mom Gene: Scarring My Children with Creativity

Lacking the Crafty Mom Gene: Scarring My Children with Creativity
I am not ashamed to admit I am lacking in the arts and crafts department. It is a little embarrassing when visitors mistake my creative expression for something my 3-year-old made in preschool… I long to create mini masterpieces at the whim of my imagination. I subscribe to many blogs and newsletters hoping to be... Read more »