My Dish Disaster

My Dish Disaster

The day my social media followers thanked me for posting a picture of my sink full of dirty dishes. My mom was probably horrified. My husband said it was kind of like airing my dirty laundry, but I’m so glad I did it. Here’s why.

What I’m Into April 2015

What I’m Into April 2015

I usually don’t like to write a blog post about something until I’ve solidly used a given strategy to accomplish something (like budgeting to get out of debt) or applied the principles for a long period of time to see how and if they really work in many...
My One Word 2015

My One Word 2015

In “long standing” blogging tradition, I’m choosing one word to represent my 2015. Unlike resolutions or even goals which are easily broken, this is one word that I will keep coming back to as the mission or theme for the whole year. My word for 2015 popped into my head back in October, and it hasn’t let me go since.

Announcing the Real Mom Resource Guide

Announcing the Real Mom Resource Guide

Over my 3+ years of writing about simple living on GrowingSlower, I have shared a lot of tips and strategies. I have finally gathered the very best ones all in one convenient place to share with you. These are my favorite resources that make my crazy busy life as a real mom so much easier! They are the resources I find myself recommending to friends and readers over and over again to help them meet their biggest challenges.

A Simple Stay at Home Mom Morning Routine that Will Transform Your Days

A Simple Stay at Home Mom Morning Routine that Will Transform Your Days

I never thought I’d be one of those ‘morning routine’ people, but this simple morning routine has completely transformed my days as a stay at home mom. Try it and find that elusive balance at last! Before you know it, your house will be in order, you will have time to enjoy your kids, and you’ll still be able to get work done. Really!

7 Day Green Smoothie Challenge

7 Day Green Smoothie Challenge

How many servings of veggies do you get each day? As a mom of two little ones that tend to go through phases of pickiness, it is really important for me to be creative with exciting recipes, hidden veggies, and different textures to make sure they get their veggies. A...

Simple Living and Cupcakes

You all know I’m about as dedicated to the simple life as anybody out there (I do write a whole blog about it after all), but sometimes I just want to scream (ok, I actually do scream) “Simple living is one big fat lie! There’s absolutely nothing...

Resolutionizing

Do you remember what your New Year’s resolution was last year? Did you keep it? A lot of people do a 30 before 30 list, but my only goal for the year was to survive and grow a healthy baby. I was in the midst of first trimester fun, and I knew even then that it...

DIY Baby Memory Book Ideas Blurb Review

I’ve just finished BabyE’s first year baby book, and I just couldn’t wait to share it with you! (Yes, I know, he is already almost 22 months old!) It is kind of a cross between a photo album and one of those fill-in-the-blank baby books. It has all...

Letters to Littles {21 months}

Dear 21 month old BabyE, It has now been 3 months since I wrote you a letter. You have changed and learned so much in that time! I will do my best to capture some fraction of the special moments and cuteness that fill your everyday. This morning after breakfast we...

Letters to Littles {18 Months}

Dear 18 month BabyE, You are doing everything and doing everything more. You aren’t just walking but running. Not just talking, but yelling. You spin in circles, climb, and jump. You have also started playing make believe. You cook up some food in your sand pail...

One Year of Babywearing

When did I first start babywearing? What’s my favorite carrier? And what’s the strangest thing I’ve done while babywearing? You’ll find the answers to all these questions and more as I share my babywearing experience on A Little Bit of All of...

Letters to Littles {16 months}

Dear 16 month BabyE, You are currently standing on one of the dining room chairs in the middle of the living room. At least there on your island you can’t reach anything or climb onto anything. This climbing thing is yet another one of those childhood...

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