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    Practical Gifts for Christmas

    This post contains affiliate links and if you click on a link I my receive a commission. Thank you! Here is why Christmas won’t be that exciting with most likely six kids A: On Thanksgiving you should have seen us try to cram eight people in the mini-van when three of the eight required car seats, and B: a change in nap times, eating, schedules, and gifts can turn my sweet kids into little hellions in a minute. But none the less it’s coming and here our my thoughts on gifts this year.  If you are like me the more kids you have the more “stuff” you accumulate, so when…

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    How do I have Energy for Fitness?

    I get asked a lot how I have energy for fitness when I work full-time, have four kids (plus currently two foster kids), and a blog. One time when I was asked this I gave a terrible answer, “Diet Mt. Dew,” because it’s the only thing I could think of off the top of my head! So I have pondered this a bit ever since then. Here are my thoughts on how I do have energy for it all. Disclaimer: I don’t always, I am human! But here are a few why’s and how’s. First of all, I probably do NOT get as much sleep as you. There has to…

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    Best Humorous Baby Gift

    I am pretty sure that I am a diaper extraordinaire, although my child care providers might beat me in a diaper changing contest. On September 1, 2017, my first biological kid, Jett was born just after adoption of our two-year old, Silas. Twenty four days later, September 25, 2017, Silas’s biological sister came to our house as our foster child. She is nine months older than Jett. For about five months we had three kids under three and ALL three in diapers. After that I spent another six months changing three kids in diapers. It was a disaster diaper-wise most days. I feel bad for the garbage man when he…

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    My Deals-Under Armour Socks

    This week I had sock issues.  I didn’t have enough socks to make it without doing laundry mid week. They all got stuck in the bottom of my shoes before I even got to the gym because the elastic was worn out. My missing socks have also turned into Tupperware lids.  So I threw some away and got new ones.  I love Under Armour socks, but I like to buy them at the outlet store to save money.  I wasn’t going to drive three hours to get a good deal.  So I opted for these instead when I found a great deal on Amazon.  If you aren’t picky about the…