Finding Dory: Free Coloring/Activity Sheets

April 6, 2016

To say we are excited about Finding Dory is the understatement of the century. We CANNOT wait for June. Adeline’s birthday is a week after the movie releases, so we are already busy planning a Finding Dory birthday party. When Disney sent me these free coloring sheets, I printed them immediately and the kids immediately […]

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Generic or Name-Brand Test: Kid Chores with Swiffer

April 5, 2016

She totally posed like that on her own.   As our kids are getting older, we are trying to be consistent with teaching them the value of work and helping to keep our home tidy. I will be honest – we are definitely a work in progress. Two full-time working parents + three little kids […]

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My New Favorite Thing: Book of the Month + 50% Off Your First Subscription

April 1, 2016

It’s my new favorite day of the month – book selection day on Book of the Month. Wait, let me back up. If you are a voracious reader like me, or you just like to collect books, then you are going to love this service I discovered. I was prompted by a Facebook ad to […]

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February & March Reads

March 31, 2016

One of the best parts of my break was how much I read. The first part of February did not include much reading, but for the past six weeks I have consumed more books than I have in a long time. I’m so excited to share what I have read with you. Clearly I have […]

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On Nursing for the Last Time

March 29, 2016

All of a sudden I looked at the calendar and it had been a week — maybe eight days since I had nursed. I realized it was over. I’d never do it again. And I cried. Ezra is our third and last baby. He transformed all of us in a million wonderful ways, but I […]

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I’m Back – Lessons from My Break

March 28, 2016

I’m baaaacckkk!! Hello friends! It’s good to be here. I have missed you. Taking off from blogging for five weeks did my soul good. I am re-energized, full of goals, ideas and inspiration. In case you are curious, I thought I would share some lessons that I learned. Blog Lessons Lesson #1: My blog won’t […]

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Saying Hello & One More Week

March 17, 2016

My three little leprechauns It has been four weeks since I last blogged. A lot has been going on behind the scenes (check out my Instagram feed for a few glimpses) and the break has been really good. I had intended to get back in the swing of blogging this week, but Elias has spring […]

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A Much Needed Break

February 17, 2016

In 10 years of blogging, I have never taken an extended break. This past year has been my busiest yet, and I have stretched myself way too thin. So for the next 3-4 weeks, I am going to be quiet here on The Mom Creative. You’ll still find me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter so […]

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Embracing the Mess of Childhood

February 15, 2016

Recently, a mother with three grown children said to me, “I think when I had young children, I spent too much time cleaning.” I replied and said with a laugh, “I don’t think that is something I will ever say when my children are grown.” While I certainly appreciate a neat and tidy home, I […]

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Massive TOMS sale – up to 40% off!

February 9, 2016

Our family loves TOMS shoes, and I know that many of you do as well. I just checked my email and saw that TOMS are available on Zulily today! They have kids, women’s and men’s shoes, as well as accessories. I scored shoes for just about our whole family. Last time TOMS were available on […]

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