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While there are so many reasons to love the holidays, they can be super stressful. #ad Between buying and wrapping gifts, cooking, getting the house ready and all of the gatherings, it's just go-go-go until the end of the year. I've found five ways to lessen the stress for you and your
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In honor of this smiling horse, and because yesterday’s pun tanked (guess most of you have never heard ‘what came first, the chicken or the egg?’)... today I’m sharing a horse joke. 🐎 
Once upon a time there was a rich man that was driving past a farm, he looked over and saw a beautiful stallion standing in the field. The rich man thought, ‘Wow I gotta have him’ so he pulled into the farm’s entrance. He found the owner and said, “I want that horse out yonder in that field. How much do you want for him?” The farmer said, “He don’t look to good.” “Nonsense” said the rich man “I’ll pay you $1000 for him.” “But he don’t look to good,” said the farmer. The rich man sighed and said, “$2000 dollars is my final offer.” The farmer sold the beautiful horse to the rich man. One week later the rich man came back angry as ever and said, “Darn you, you sold me a blind horse!” Then the farmer smiled and said, “I TOLD YOU HE DIDN’T LOOK TOO GOOD!!!!” .
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I just ordered a chicken and an egg from Amazon.  I'll let you know.
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One thing I regret is not having newborn photos taken of all three girls. I’ve looked back at Falynn’s photos so many times over the years and they still give me all the feels. We were so blessed to have been able to have them taken by @jenpriesterphotography. Jen is so talented and really the sweetest person. I am forever grateful that she made the trip from Michigan to Florida to capture these for us. Did you have professional newborn pictures taken of your kids?
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Let’s talk about photo editing. There are so many people on IG that I admire, when it comes to their editing and photography styles… @theautismcafe, @momsinknots, @taramoon and @dearauggie, just to name a few. I’m constantly trying to learn, grow and improve my photos. So I thought it would be fun to take an older photo and edit it again, just to see the changes in my own personal style. Swipe to see the original edit from earlier this year. Not a huge difference, but I do notice slight improvements. Which do you prefer? Do you tend to gravitate toward the darker or brighter feeds?
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Halloween is over, so we can start talking about Christmas now, right?! 🙌🏻 The holidays are usually a blur for me. Between decorating, cooking and prepping the house, its non-stop. It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed when you add in our everyday chores as parents. I think it’s important to keep the kids occupied with something that you can use, instead of sitting them in front of a screen. Plus, it’s great to encourage your little one’s creativity. We love to choose a few projects every year and have the girls create our holiday décor. They love that we proudly display their projects and they make a great gift for your guests or their school friends! This year, we are excited to share our first Christmas craft idea, the snowman jar! What do you think?
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Why did the rooster go to KFC?
He wanted to see a chicken strip. 😂 🐓 
Headed to the dentist today for some fillings 😩. Tell me your best jokes and keep ‘em coming. .
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Trigger warning: Abduction 
Courageous is not the first adjective I'd use to describe myself. I don't open up easily, especially when it comes to traumatic events in my life. But what blogging has taught me, is that writing can be cathartic. It can free us of the fear we hold onto. So I write. Mostly for me and my mental health. I don't always share the posts. I have over 20 drafts that will probably never be published. But there are some subjects that are important enough to share, so that other people don't make the same mistakes I do.  This particular situation has taken me almost twenty five years to talk about. Very, very few people, family or friends, have heard this story. I think it was something that I tucked away because I was ashamed of myself and afraid of what might have been. Let me start by saying, I knew better. I was raised with common sense and knew the dangers of the world. So the decisions I made on this particular night weren't something I was proud of, let alone, wanted to share with people... until now. One of the scariest nights of my life, which only seemed fitting to share on Halloween. I hope you’ll take a moment to visit the blog and read about the night I was almost abducted.
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No Christmas Presents For Our Kids This Year

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Every year, Christmas is the same in our house.  Our kids make a list of everything they want for Christmas and I scramble to try to buy as many things as I can.  I spend hours wrapping each gift and placing them neatly under the Christmas tree.  The kids wake up way too early, rip through all of their gifts in less than 20 minutes, talk about how much they love everything and by January 1st, everything is lost under a pile of clothes in the bottom of their closet.  This year, it all stops.  This year, there will be no Christmas presents under our tree. Not a single one.

I will not be buying a single gift this year.

The kids don’t NEED anymore stuff and the things that they really do need are supplied throughout the year.  My girls are even lucky enough to get various gifts throughout the year from the companies we partner with.  Isn’t our money better saved or spent on memories we can make as a family?

Every year, we hear about these “must-have toys”.  We all frantically search online to find them and occasionally pay three times what they are actually worth, just to prove to ourselves that we are the best parent ever.  The truth is, these must-have toys wind up in the trash or under the seat in the car or lost at a friend’s house.  They don’t need them and in most cases they don’t even really want them. They won’t cease to exist without them.  They will go on.  I promise.

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This year we are going to hand make little gifts and cards.  We are going to sleep in and when we all wake up, we will have a nice family breakfast where we will exchange these special handmade goodies while we talk about all of the positive things that happened to us this year.

No Christmas Presents.

Instead of spending money, we are going to spend time together.  We are going to make memories.  We will have family and friends over and we’ll eat, laugh and tell stories.  We will focus on Christmas the way it should be celebrated and remind the kids that it’s not about how many presents you receive but about celebrating life, family and the true spirit of the holiday.

The only toys that will be purchased will be dropped off at Toys for Tots.  The girls will pick them out and drop them off.  They will understand that it’s better to give than to receive.  They will be grateful for the things they already have and not disappointed in the things they didn’t get. christmas holidays mommy blog mom blogger family blog family influencer instagram mother father tween blog dad blog travel family blog United States family travel blogs 2017 website sites mom blog top best toddlers beach tips budget mommy blogger daddy blog tween blogger child brand influencer the super mom life dad blog dad blogger holiday gift ideas quote christmas quotes

Though our tree may not have any wrapped boxes underneath, it will have a healthy, beautiful children sitting next to it who will never go hungry, who will be loved unconditionally for their whole lives and will never miss the gifts that they didn’t get this Christmas because they will be too busy remembering all of the fun we had, together.

Are you doing anything different this year for the holidays? Comment below and share!

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  • Amanda @bephoenixfit
    November 30, 2017

    I love this idea! We are giving gifts, but we are doing the want/need/wear/read gifts only. I have gone overboard way too many times, and I don’t want to raise children who are ungrateful. We focus more all month on things we DO as a family than what we GET. <3

    • The Super Mom Life
      November 30, 2017

      We actually tried the want/need/wear/read gifts last year. It turned into 2 of each, per child plus additional things. I totally failed at that.

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