10 Frugal and healthy recipes your kids will LOVE! Plus a free meal planning printable.

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Healthy kid friendly recipes

It’s really easy to find recipes that are healthy, budget-friendly or kid-friendly. It’s a little harder to find all three! It can be difficult to cook for kids, they can be picky, and go through the weirdest food phases. I’m talking to you, toddler mom. If you’re looking for kid friendly recipes for picky eaters, you’re bound to find a winner here! You can mix and match these recipes for at least a weeks worth of yummy, healthy food that your kids will love.

If you’re struggling with meal planning, check out the bottom of this post for a free meal planning printable!

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Everything you ever wanted to know about having a simple Christmas

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5 steps to a more simple Christmas

I’m usually the kind of person who is almost finished Christmas shopping sometime in October. -shop all year and I finish very early. But not this year. This year, I wanted to do things more simply I wanted to declutter and simplify, not bring in more things to store. I wanted to have a simpler Christmas, with fewer gifts.

My sister recently shared a photo on Facebook. It was something that’s been going around for a while. The idea of 4 Christmas gifts, want, need, wear, read. This idea has been around for a while, and who wouldn’t want a simpler Christmas? If you ask yourself, do your kids really need a large number of gifts, the answer is probably not.

This blog post is not to shame anyone who wants to have a big Christmas. If you want a big Christmas with lavish gifts, that’s just fine! This particular post just isn’t for you. If you are struggling to get your kids to be grateful for what they have, live a more minimal lifestyle, or just cut some chaos out of Christmas, it’s for you.

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Learn how starting a mom blog could change your life! 7 reasons to start today.

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7 reasons to start a mom blog today

Before I talk about the reasons to start a mom blog, I want to tell you a story. When I started this blog in 2016, I did not want to have a mom blog. I had a “mom blog” from 2009-2013 and I wanted to do something different.  I wanted to write about simplifying life, healthy living, saving money, but I didn’t want it to be considered a mom blog. I signed up for a Peek User Test and the person testing said “Oh, it’s another mom blog.” I was horrified!

Fast forward to the next year. I realized that my readers were moms. I realized that my posts that were doing well were, for the most part, parenting related. Whether I wanted to or not, I had a mom blog. So I embraced it. There’s nothing wrong with having a “mom blog.” Some of the most popular blogs are indeed, mom blogs. I think that there are a lot of misconceptions about what a mom blog is, and isn’t. We’ll talk about those too. So why should you start a mom blog? Here are 7 reasons to start a mom blog today.

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Best things to do in Maui

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7 Best things to do in Maui

The second largest of the Hawaiian islands, Maui is a popular destination for tourists of all ages. Maui offers a unique view of several other islands. From Maui, you can see Kaho’olawe, Molokai, Lanai, and the Big Island of Hawaii!
With 10000+ saves on Pinterest, my “Best things to do on the Big Island” pin has been my most popular on Pinterest so far. Of course I had to follow up with the best things to do in Maui. Also known as the “Valley Isle” Maui is one of the most beautiful places that you can visit. From snorkeling, to mountain sunrises, to beautiful waterfalls, there is so much to explore on this amazing island. My husband and I recently spent some time island hopping and stayed on Maui for a few days. These 7 things were just a few of our favorites.
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The best LEGO sets for preteen boys | Holiday 2017 Guide

the best lego sets for preteen boys

Are you looking for a Lego set for a huge fan, but aren’t sure which one to get? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! I have three Lego-loving kids, and my oldest is a huge fan. One of his favorite hobbies is putting together his Lego sets. Kainan is 9 years old and he has given all of the following sets a thumbs up. This gift guide is geared toward preteen and young teen (8-14) boys, but girls of the same age or kids who are a little younger will probably enjoy these LEGO sets too!

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