The Elimination of Charity and the Marginalized

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Last night our family attended a Halloween party at Dave and Buster’s organized by our local MDA chapter and sponsored by IGT. If you’ve never been to a Dave and Buster’s it’s basically the Colosseum of arcades with a restaurant and bar, and for Monday’s family event, they whipped up a huge buffet of kid friendly foods like sliders, pigs in […]


Saving Money on Essential Oils

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Essential oils are all the rage right now. Within a 24 hour period, I had two friends ask if I was interested in doing a review/ giveaway on the blog about their oils and I declined because I had just bought oils from a third friend a couple days prior. A search of Pinterest will […]


My Moral Dilemma As A Catholic SMA Mom

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Living life as a devout Catholic, one who feels that everything the Church teaches applies to your everyday life, is hard. At best, we are misunderstood, our decisions considered backward or misguided. At worst, the world can be unaccepting and hostile towards those who choose to make sacrifices and hard decisions based on matters of […]


{SQT} The Summer Bucket List For Underachievers

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About a month or so ago, they started popping up everywhere; Facebook, Buzzfeed, Pinterest, every lifestyle bloggers homepage- the nefarious ‘Summer Bucket List’.  And every single post was littered with smiling all American kid stock photos. If you created one of these and we’re friends, I’m totally not talking about you. I’m talking about that […]


The No ‘Poo Experiment Failure

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Maybe it’s because I was feeling the Whole30 rush, or maybe I’d just spent one too many hours scrolling through Pinterest, I’m really not sure, but whatever the reason, I gave up shampoo about four weeks ago.And you know what?  My hair has never looked worse. Did you even know that going ‘No ‘poo’ is […]


Halloween Costume Companies: WTH?

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Halloween costume companies, this post is for you. Usually, I try to stay clear of all your over priced merchandise, but lately it seems you’re on a mission to drag my family into the moral vacuum of your wares. It started in July, freaking July, when my kids should still be excited about boardwalk food, […]


The Homeschool Mom Capsule Wardrobe

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Have you created a capsule wardrobe? What’s in your fall capsule? Have you encapsulated your life into 37 easy pieces??? You will magically look thinner, happier and have more style if you minimize your wardrobe to astronaut standards!!! Or cosmonaut standards. Whatever. Check out this gal’s sweet orange jumpsuit. And look how well everything fits […]


{SQT} Seven Things To Do When A Loved One’s Child Receives A Life Changing Medical Diagnosis

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Lately I’ve been receiving a bunch of emails from people facing difficult medical diagnosis’, either of their child or the child of a close friend or family member. First, I’m deeply humbled that these people haven chosen to reach out to me (of all people) to seek advice. I mean, how do they know I’m […]