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Lower Your Expectations: A More Satisfying Life Awaits!

“The key to happiness is low expectations.  Lower.  Nope, even lower.  There you go.”  ~Ramblin’ Mama I came across this quote online.  I read it and it was a light bulb moment, people.  This Type A mama needed to lower her expectations.   My high expectations were creating problems in my life.   I realized almost everything […]

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OrderUp: A Busy Mom’s Best Friend {Sponsored Post}

As moms, the word “busy” really is not enough to describe our usual schedule. One of the recurring items on our to-do list is to feed our families. Every darn day these people want to eat! Some days it’s a joyous event involving all your loved ones in the kitchen and ending with a triumphant […]

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Save Money, Make Money, AND Give Back to the Community: Shop at Stuff Etc!

If you are an Iowa City native, chances are you already know all of the amazingness that is Stuff Etc. However, just in case you haven’t heard, Stuff. Etc is the BEST!  Stuff is a consignment service operation that is dedicated to providing consignors the best return on their merchandise, while providing buyers with quality, low-cost shopping. […]

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Stress-Free, Mess-Free: 6 Easy Water Activities for Kids

The school year is coming to an end and the temperature is rising. Soon it will be unbearably hot, and that’s okay with me! I love summer. I love the heat. I love the extra time with my family. I especially love not being on a schedule. But, there are things about summer I don’t […]

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Urban Homesteading: 15 Ways to Go Green in the City

The word “homesteading” brings to mind adventurous settlers rushing to stake their claim on lands out west in the 1800s. You might think of homesteaders as Little House on the Prairie-types who reject modern technology and conveniences in favor of cows, sows, and plows.  But modern homesteading simply means embracing a lifestyle that values sustainability over […]

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