Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone

Now I never really have celebrated Valentine’s Day in the past, honestly you won’t find me getting all crazy about receiving some expensive gift, but I can see that this day could be a wonderful day to simply celebrate the love you have for that special someone in your life. I created Valentine’s Day cards for my kids and my boyfriend on Treat.com this year and can not wait to hand them their cards today! I think the best gifts for any holiday are those that come from the heart, so today I wanted to share with you all some […]

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Building a Tree House

One thing I never had as a child that I wanted for my children was a tree house. I had cousins who had a huge tree house at their home. This was more like a house up in the trees, there were rooms and it was extremely long, had multiple walls and different areas such as a normal house would have. I remember running around playing in that tree house whenever my family visited there. When our family moves to a bigger home with more space, I really hope that we can work together and build a tree house with […]

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We’re Rocking Olivia For Bed and Play

Yes we are Olivia fans, although I often wonder where the parents are in this video. It’s a sweet big sister who has a little brother following her around everywhere. Not familiar with this cartoon? Olivia is on NickJr. What did our family get to review this time? We received, from Team mom, one Olivia 2-in-1 Transforming Playset and one Olivia 8″ Plush. My son Baby K sleeps with the Olivia plush doll every night and even has visitors to the house give Olivia a kiss and hug.  Baby K calls his Olivia doll piggy, it has quickly become his […]

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The Emotional Stage of Daughter Raising

My parents warned me, my grandparents warned me, heck everyone warned me … one day you will get yours with a daughter of your own! Oh but I swore that I would never treat my daughter the way my parents did, therefore my daughter wouldn’t ever act the way I did. I probably was a teen when that was said, because teens think they know all but most do not know a thing especially about raising children! Enter Princess Ki – and YES that is her chosen name … chosen by HER … I love this girl to pieces, she […]

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Getting Everything Organized

It is official as I stated before my ex husband and I are back together, we are truly happy and things are more different than I could ever imagined. Our family is back, we are 100% better than ever and we plan to MOVE, yes I said MOVE. We are on the look out for a larger place and actually hope to become renters instead of home owners. Why are we moving? Well for starters when I first purchase the home we are living in, I was a full time out of home working single mother of one. It was […]

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Co-Dependent Personality

I know I have discussed in the past the fact that I used to be very co-dependent and now that used to be me is biting me back. I became a mother two weeks before my twenty-first birthday, I had been dating the father of my first born for roughly two years at that time. Four months after my daughter was born her father and I decided to split up, it was after a huge confrontation that we realized we wanted better for our child. Off I ventured, scared as hell to be a single mother and eventually had to […]

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Importance of Energy Efficient Windows in Home

As you all know I am a home owner and with that comes way more responsibilities than I ever wished I had taken on alone. Yeah I had a man in the house at one point in time but we never had the funds to do any extra things such as replacing the old windows that not only suck because they have to be held up with a piece of wood but they are not as energy efficient as brands of windows such as Penguin Windows. There are so many reasons to get your old windows replaced: No drafts of […]

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That Time of Year is Here {outdoor family time}

I am so excited that that time of year is here, when you wake up and hear the birds chirping outside your house window, where the sun is shining and it just boosts your mind! I love the warm weather and with it comes loving spending time outside with the kids. I am a huge fan of outdoor play time, swimming time or whatever I even love camping but have yet to take all three kids since I don’t have a good camper or tent for us to all use together at the moment. Outdoor play is very important as […]

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Pinky Promises and the Mother Daughter Bond

Do you or did you ever do a pinky promise growing up? I still to this day do pinky promises and my daughter was told the story behind what a pinky promise means to me, and I am going to share the story with you (the best that I can recall the story anyways). It all happened one day when my sister and I were younger, she is four years younger than me and growing up we spent a lot of time together. If I was going to sleep over a friends house chances were she would be required to […]

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Are You a Renter?

I am currently a home owner but when I did rent apartments I moved pretty much once a year and remember it was so hard to find the right place. I didn’t like renting apartments and as as single Mom of one back then I wasn’t able to look for houses for rent, but honestly if I were to rent again I would prefer to find a house for rent. I loved being a renter because I didn’t have to worry about the maintenance of being a home owner. The neighbors I had as a renter were not that great, […]

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