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Author Archive | Elisabeth

The other side of mom guilt

The Other Side of Mom Guilt

There seems to be this image of the Stay at Home Mom as a fun-loving, yoga-pant-wearing, dry-shampoo aficionado with not a care in the world, other than the dishes in her sink and maybe a pile or two of laundry.  Sure, money might be a little bit tight, she doesn’t have as much time for […]

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Real Life Meal Planning

Real Life Meal Planning

I don’t like to toot my own horn, but here I go…  I happen to get a lot of compliments on my monthly meal planning system, and I have to say, it is pretty awesome (toot-toot!). I’m a  busy mom of two very small children and meal planning keeps me organized, saves money, and ensures […]

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On Being a Boy Mom

On Being a Boy Mom

    I Realized Something Recently  Not too long ago, I was pondering whether I’d like to have a third child.  Just a few weeks away from my due date with baby boy #2 (let’s call him Baby G), and it hit me like the weight of my 2-year old son lobbing a wooden toy at my […]

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keeping the magic in winter

Keeping the Magic in Winter

The Holiday Season is over, Christmas trees sit sadly by the side of the road, the back of my local Target looks like a holiday graveyard, presents are neatly tucked away to be enjoyed throughout the year, and I’ve heard the phrase “Christmas is over, I’m ready for Summer!” more times than I can count. […]

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Using Priorities to Defeat Comparison

My husband and I recently started using a budgeting system that espouses the philosophy of Priorities. The idea is that you have a set amount of money for a set amount of time (until you get paid again), therefore to prevent going into debt, you must determine your Priorities and divvy up your money accordingly. […]

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Pumpkin Spice All Day Long_1

Pumpkin Spice for Your Whole Day: Part 1

Now that I’m half-way to the American dream of 2.0 children, and edging ever closer to that milestone each day (who doesn’t love being pregnant in the heat of August?), I’ve come to realize that summer was great when I was childless, carefree, and 25. But now, with a toddler in tow, and a sweaty […]

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