• STOP Saying We Only Have 18 Summers

    Today was the end of our summer.  Half my heart dashed out the door to 2ndand 4thgrade.  My first thoughts were, “did we do enough or spend enough time together.”  After all, I only have 18 summers with them.  Then, I was like N-O.  Special moments with my children don’t just end because summer is over. Can we just stop

    STOP Saying We Only Have 18 Summers
  • UPPAbaby VISTA Grows With Your Family

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of UPPAbaby. The opinions and text are all mine. Friends, I feel like I have been driving a stroller for over a decade (oh wait I have). I actually love having a stroller and cry thinking about the day I will have to hold my own water bottle and purse

    UPPAbaby VISTA Grows With Your Family
  • China Adoption Trip | Gotcha Day

    Our train pulled into Hefei and we were struck with miles after miles of apartment buildings.  Not just 5 story buildings, skyscrapers.  Miles of them.  Quincy’s town was larger than we could have imagined and the smog haze prevented us from seeing the sun.  It’s known as the “smog city” and located in the Anhui Province of the People’s Republic

    China Adoption Trip | Gotcha Day
  • Best Prime Day Deals

    Hey, Y’all!  I am sure by now you know it’s prime day and I am hot on the chase for the best deals because I just can’t help myself.  I love a good deal!  When Prime Day started I thought it was all hype but last year I got a great deal on a 5 piece luggage set we took

    Best Prime Day Deals
  • China Adoption Trip | Beijing

    Many of you followed our adoption trip on Instagram (follow Simple Purposeful Living here) but I thought I would share more of the details of our trip here!  So let me begin with our 3-week adoption trip with the first week spent in Beijing, China! If you are just getting caught up on our adoption story, you can catch up

    China Adoption Trip | Beijing

STOP Saying We Only Have 18 Summers

Today was the end of our summer.  Half my heart dashed out the door to 2ndand 4thgrade.  My first thoughts were, “did we do enough or spend enough time together.”  After all, I only have 18 summers with them.  Then, I was like N-O.  Special moments with my children don’t just end because summer is over. Can we just stop…

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UPPAbaby VISTA Grows With Your Family

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of UPPAbaby. The opinions and text are all mine. Friends, I feel like I have been driving a stroller for over a decade (oh wait I have). I actually love having a stroller and cry thinking about the day I will have to hold my own water bottle and purse…

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China Adoption Trip | Gotcha Day

Our train pulled into Hefei and we were struck with miles after miles of apartment buildings.  Not just 5 story buildings, skyscrapers.  Miles of them.  Quincy’s town was larger than we could have imagined and the smog haze prevented us from seeing the sun.  It’s known as the “smog city” and located in the Anhui Province of the People’s Republic…

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Best Prime Day Deals

Hey, Y’all!  I am sure by now you know it’s prime day and I am hot on the chase for the best deals because I just can’t help myself.  I love a good deal!  When Prime Day started I thought it was all hype but last year I got a great deal on a 5 piece luggage set we took…

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China Adoption Trip | Beijing

Many of you followed our adoption trip on Instagram (follow Simple Purposeful Living here) but I thought I would share more of the details of our trip here!  So let me begin with our 3-week adoption trip with the first week spent in Beijing, China! If you are just getting caught up on our adoption story, you can catch up…

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10 Tips for A Successful Sleepover at Grandma’s

Sleepovers at grandma’s house can be the best times of your kid’s lives but they can also cause anxiety for all if you’re not prepared. So how do you have successful sleepovers at Grandma’s? In this post, I’ll give you 10 simple tips to help make sure the time spent will be wonderful for both you and your grandkids. As…

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Simple & Healthy Lavender Lemonade

**Thank you to Tshanina Peterson for guest posting today & sharing this delicious recipe** Summer is the perfect time for a glass of homemade lemonade. Whether you’re hosting a party and need the best recipe for a crowd or need a new twist for your family get-together, this easy and healthy lavender lemonade is perfect. Instead of squeezing a ton of…

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3 simple Ways To Stay on Task at Work

**Thank you to Alice from Nuggetlands for Guest-Posting Today** Ever since I went back to work full time in December, I have been struggling to stay focused and on task. I work in an open office environment so there are constantly a lot of shiny objects for me to be distracted by. Not to mention the never-ending notifications of breaking…

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How to Declutter Your Child’s School Papers

**Thank you to Amanda from Jasper & Willow for guest-posting today** Before you get started on organizing kid’s school papers you need to clear the clutter first. And whoa mama can there be a lot of paper clutter! Learn how to declutter kid’s school papers the easy way by asking yourself these 3 simple questions. As Summer approaches your home…

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Simple Summer Activities for Kids

**Thanks to Heather from Glitter on a DimeGlitter on a Dime for guest-posting today** Summer Break is quickly becoming my favorite time of year! It is nice to forget about school routines for a while. We enjoy doing a DIY Summer Camp with lots of fun themes and activities. I know that route is not for everyone though. That is…

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