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Christmas Planning Ideas

Christmas Planning Ideas

Hey there! I’m Jessica. I think that motherhood should be savored, like a good piece of chocolate. But sometimes it feels like more duty than delight. Am I right? I’m working to change that. Read more about me here and this blog here. Christmas planning can help you to sift through your priorities, organize your […]

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Bitter Sweet Complex

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I’m giving thanks today for how God is working. Thank you for coming along with me on this journey to joyful motherhood! FishPapa have me this coffee mug as a Christmas gift five years ago. Somehow it made its way out of the cupboard today. I hadn’t seen it in months. And since it makes me […]

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5 Things You Should Know About Starting a Virtual Assistant Business

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Note from Jessica: Recently, I shared 5 Great Ways to Earn Money from Home. One that really piqued interest with readers was that of being a virtual assistant. I turned to an expert to help us out. Life as Mom contributor and founder of 1099Mom, Linsey Knerl has got some great insight as to what […]

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The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. Whew! It’s been a long day! FishPapa took a vacation day so we could have an outing. San Diego has always treated us well when make an effort to get out and about, so we were both looking forward to it. Now that our kids are […]

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Thanksgiving Planning Tips & Printables

Thanksgiving Planning Tips & Printables

Want to get a little more organized for Thanksgiving? Check out these Thanksgiving planning tips and printables? They’ll help you craft the holiday YOU want. Thanksgiving is less than a week away! It’s one of our family’s favorite holidays and officially the start of the holiday season for us. This year, to help us get […]

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What to Do When Adulting Feels Too Hard

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We’re adults, right? We’ve got responsibilities. But what do we do when adulting gets too hard? Life as Mom contributor Deanna has some great insight. Lately, I have been drowning in the responsibilities of adulting. Long story short, we have decided to sell our house and relocate because of our daughter with Down syndrome. She is a […]

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Italian Style Hot Chocolate and Help for IBS

Italian Style Hot Chocolate

Enjoy this recipe for Italian Style Hot Chocolate. It’s so rich and creamy! This post is sponsored by VSL#3 in conjunction with Tap Influence. I have no personal experience with VSL#3, however, I know the frustration of IBS. All opinions are my own. Italian-Style Hot Chocolate sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Well, it is! And for folks suffering […]

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The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. Is it okay to post the Weekly Ramble on a Sunday night? The week was such a weird one with birthdays and holidays, good things and sad ones. I’m not quite ready for tomorrow, the new week, or all the appointments we have lined up for […]

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