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Posts by Amy

Finding our joy (hint: it’s right under our noses)

It’s 6:15, kids are still at the the dinner table, and we have a 20 minute drive to get to the baseball game by 6:30. I’m no math whiz, but I am pretty sure this is going to be impossible. Cue the yelling. “Get your stuff! For the 100th time! Get in the car!” Cue…

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Favorite thing #2…Stick it to Starbucks (and another giveaway)!

OH MY! This favorite thing was created by my sister and husband who wanted to take the “red cup craziness” and make it into something fun. I think they totally succeeded!  Our first stop on Black Friday shopping morning is Starbucks and I can’t wait to stick one of these bad boys to my red…

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Amy and Erin’s Favorite Things…Noonday!

We may not be Oprah but as we start thinking about shopping for the holidays, we wanted to share some of our favorite things (ask Erin about her Oprah experience sometime!) through a fun segment aptly named “Amy and Erin’s Favorite things”…we are so original. First up, NOONDAY. Noonday is a wonderful company that employs…

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What Happened When We Made Our Home an Electronics Free Zone.

iPods, iPhones, iPads, computers, cell phones, tablets, all those things that my children lovingly refer to as “Electronics” can be both a blessing and a curse. For our family the curse began to outweigh the blessing earlier this year. I’m not sure what happened to cause us to suddenly lose it, all I know is that one day…

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I Already Miss You

5 kids in this house and chaos reigns. Most often we are trying to figure out how to squeeze everyone in, get everyone to sit down, get everyone where they need to be, get everyone to BE QUIET for just 30 seconds. You would think that when we are down a kid we would feel…

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The sit…you’ve earned it now go claim it

These days, living with 5 kids is sort of like living in a frat house, or what I would imagine living in a frat house to be, based on my time in college visiting quite a few of them. It’s loud, there is a lot of yelling and mayhem and mess and everyone is always…

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What Your Kids Really Think of You {Life through Sam Colored Glasses}

“Mom! Look! It’s the most persect car ever!” (Not a typo, Sam pronounces “perfect” as “persect”. While we are on the topic does anyone else feel like crying when their babies start to pronounce words RIGHT? I still haven’t gotten over Ellie switching from “jum” to “gum” and she’s 14. I love little kid speak…

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