Don’t stop sharing #MeToo but don’t forget to support those who have been traumatically altered by the experiences they have already had.

You Are Not Alone :: Hope for #MeToo Victims

Many of you have probably seen the #MeToo floating around social media. It’s important for the world to see how many women this affects. It is a sad and scary aspect of this world that is not localized to any specific country or socioeconomic status. It affects everyone. Letting people know isn’t enough. It will hopefully bring about lasting, sustainable change but it doesn’t help those women struggling now. Those women like me who have been so affected that we are broken. It has taken many years and lots of therapy to get to the woman I am now. Although this is incredibly difficult to share, my hope is that one woman can walk away from this post know that she is not alone and that she can heal. Don’t stop sharing #MeToo but don’t forget to support those who have been traumatically altered by the experiences they have already had.

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Don’t stop sharing #MeToo but don’t forget to support those who have been traumatically altered by the experiences they have already had.

A Bit of My Background

Some of you may already know that I grew up in an abusive home. What you may not know is that my view of women and worth has been skewed since birth. The nature of domestic violence often includes isolation as was the case for our family. That meant the most prevalent parameter I had was my mom. A woman who didn’t value herself coupled with a husband who didn’t value her either. She was a possession to be used and abused as he saw fit. That was my foundation of self-worth, or lack thereof. By the time my parents got divorced when I was 13, the damage was done. I had no idea how to be a strong woman with self-esteem and respect.

 

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Prominent Incident One

I learned as a teenager that boys and men alike would take what they wanted regardless of my thoughts and feelings. It started out small. When playing truth or dare, boys would dare me to strip and I would do it. I didn’t know there was anything wrong with it. I mean, a dare is a dare, right? For the record, these weren’t the burnouts and delinquents I was hanging out with at the time. These were “good kids” who performed well in school or even went to expensive private schools. These were the kids that every parent hopes their children choose as friends. This was their idea of fun when it came to me.

 

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Prominent Incident Two

As my friend groups transitioned and time progressed I started partying. One night at a party we were drinking heavily and I passed out on a bed. I woke up later with a guy’s hand down my pants. I froze and pretended to be asleep because we were in a room full of people and I was scared, but I knew who it was. Eventually I rolled away from him and he stopped, leaving the room afterwards. I tried to muster the courage to say something to him Of course, I was only 14 and this guy was much older than me. He was beloved by a ton of people in my circle of friends. He was cool and fun. I was just an ignorant young freshman slut, right? So all I could manage to say to him was, “Next time, ask.”

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Unfortunately I couldn’t get over the incident. Shortly thereafter I confided in my friends about it. They encouraged me to file a report about it, so I did. When the girls found out that I had told him, “Next time, ask,” they slut-shamed me. Told me that if that was my response then he didn’t do anything wrong. They stopped being friends with me. I felt so ashamed that I never pursued any further legal actions.

 

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Prominent Incident Three

Fast forward to a year or so later. I am dressing in my bedroom. My mom’s boyfriend at the time comes downstairs to “check on me” (I cannot for the life of me remember what was wrong that prompted it). I’m standing there in nothing but a bra and jeans and he comes up behind me, asking if I’m okay. I’m uncomfortable but, at this point, my ingrained response is, “I am being oversensitive”. I smile and say, “Yeah”. He then begins kissing my neck at which point I pull away and scramble to put my shirt on. I find an excuse to leave and quickly do so.

I didn’t want to tell my mom because I knew it would break her hear and I had never seen her so in love. Unfortunately, I was a teenager and it eventually came out in an argument… not the opportune time. At that point in the argument we were both so angry that I had lost all credibility and she was beyond rationality. She swore that I was making it up to try and get out of trouble. Given my behavior at the time, I can’t say that I blame her.

 

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Prominent Incident Four

By the time I am 16, I have zero self-esteem and even less self-respect. Sex meant nothing to me. It was something that guys wanted that was occasionally fun. One night, a friend set me up on a blind date with a guy. He picks me up (I’m sure I was sneaking out of the house to see him) and takes me to a party in the middle of nowhere. At first it is a lot of fun. He seems nice, the people are cool, and there is a big warm bonfire. We are all laughing and having fun but then things start to get fuzzy. The last thing I remember is leaning against a tree talking to a few people while sipping from a solo cup.

Waking Up

The next thing I know, I woke up on a mattress on a floor, surrounded by people and light, with a blanket ripping off of my naked body. A girl is screaming at me and calling me names, telling me to get out of her house. I get up and see that there is blood everywhere because I was on my period. This enrages her further and she takes it all out on me, not even addressing the naked guy that was lying right next to me. All of the people are laughing or calling me names as she shoves me down her steps, out a door, and into her yard (the same yard that the party was taking place). She threw my clothes at me. I scrambled to get dressed, feeling confused and more than a little embarrassed.

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Aftermath

I had no idea where I was or how to get home. This was before cell phones were prevalent and I didn’t own one. My only option was to allow my blind date, the guy that had just raped me, to take me home. I remember he actually was laughing and joking on the way to my house. I went straight to be when I got home. Then I cried until I fell into a nightmare-filled sleep. Not only had I snuck out of the house to go to the party but experience had taught me that there was no reason to tell anyone. It was my fault for sneaking out. My fault for drinking. It was my fault for being such a slut.

 

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Why Am I Sharing This

At this point you might be wondering where I am going with all of this. Why am I sharing these horrible events with you? Believe it or not, these are not even close to all of the abuses from guys that I have suffered. These are just the four that truly shaped me. However, I hope that there are a few things that you can learn from my mistakes.

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Lessons and Takeaways

  1. No one is immune. I don’t care how affluent, well-behaved, or etcetera that your child is. You need to educate your sons and daughters. Let your sons know how to treat girls/women. Teach your daughters how to be strong and make intelligent, safe choices. Talk early and talk often.
  2. Women are just as culpable. Even as my social circles changed, not one female ever told me that any of the incidents that happened to me were wrong. When I shared what happened, it was turned back around on me. How can we expect men to treat us with respect if we don’t even treat each other with respect?
  3. You are worth it. If you don’t know your worth, as I didn’t, know that you matter. You are valuable. I don’t care if you’ve slept with 100 people or are still a virgin; your body is still yours. No one has the right to use, touch, or manipulate it without your permission. This can be a hard lesson to learn when you have already reached adulthood without learning it. Trust me, I am still learning it.

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Don’t stop sharing #MeToo but don’t forget to support those who have been traumatically altered by the experiences they have already had.

This is why the conversation that #MeToo sparks is so important. It lets us know that we are not alone. More people will be empowered the more that people speak up. Remember this: It doesn’t matter what you are wearing. It doesn’t matter how you are dancing. You should be able to flirt without fear of violation. It doesn’t matter how many shots you have had. It doesn’t even matter if you were making out. You have the right and, more importantly, the power to say “No.” You deserve to walk down the street without whistles and catcalls. You shouldn’t have to worry about a stranger coming up and grabbing your behind. Find that strength so that you can teach your daughter how to embrace her self-worth and her power. If you ever need a reminder, email me and I will remind you.

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7 Free Ways to Practice Giving in Daily Life

Giving to others is important and something you know that you want to teach your children. Of course, children learn best from watching their parents model the behavior. What do you do when you don’t have the money to give to causes that need it? How do you donate your time when you have 3+ kids who are actively involved in school and extracurricular activities? You find ways to fit giving into your day-to-day life. You encourage cultivating selflessness in yourself and your family. These 7 free ways to practice giving will help your family be philanthropic in your daily lives.

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Donate Old Kids’ Clothes to Foster Parents

The expectations of foster parents can change on a dime. Some coworkers of a family member were suddenly put in charge of an 8 month old who had been extricated for his safety. They had only ever fostered older kids and were in desperate need of clothes. We had a ton of old baby clothes so we boxed them up and sent the clothes to them.

 

Why not make your next family night a service project? These 7 free ways to practice giving will help your family be philanthropic in your daily lives.

Make Cards to Send to Deployed Service Members

This is a great one to get the kids involved in. Let them decorate cards, draw pictures, and write letters to service members thanking them for all that they do for our country. Once you have finished your cards give them to a group that sends them to the service members. Military Missions is a great place to send your finished cards to. They send out thousands of cards in care packages all year long. See their site for tips and the mailing address.

 

Why not make your next family night a service project? These 7 free ways to practice giving will help your family be philanthropic in your daily lives.

Send “Thinking of You” Cards

Speaking of sending cards, don’t wait for a special occasion. Send out handmade greeting cards to family and friends simply to brighten their days. Everybody loves getting a surprise in the mail. It lets loved ones know that you’re thinking about them. Don’t forget to get the kids in on this one too. Let them draw pictures or write letters to add to the card before mailing.

 

Why not make your next family night a service project? These 7 free ways to practice giving will help your family be philanthropic in your daily lives.

Pass Along That Gift Card

I firmly believe that you never know what someone is going through and the smallest gesture can have a huge impact. The next time that you’re at Target and your purchase gets you one of those free gift cards, pass it along. Let the cashier know that you would like it put towards the total of the person behind you in line. Think about the wonderful surprise of getting $5 or $10 off of your total for no reason except someone’s kindness. That’s pretty great!

 

Why not make your next family night a service project? These 7 free ways to practice giving will help your family be philanthropic in your daily lives.

Make Baby Books

If you have a talent for scrapbooking, use it to surprise new parents at the hospital. Use those extra supplies that you have around and create some sweet little baby books. When creating, be sure to leave areas for the parents to add photos of their baby’s milestones. If you need some inspiration you can check out this DIY Baby Book Gift.

 

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Infant Rocker

Speaking of babies, did you know that you can volunteer to rock babies in the hospital nursery? While this one will take more of your time, it won’t cost you a dime. Talk about one of the best ways to give back in the world. Check with a local hospital to find out about their volunteer policy and availability.

 

Free Child Care

One of the hardest things for busy parents to do is find time to have a date night alone. Offer the gift of free child care to friends and family. You can help mom and dad get some much needed time to refresh together. Grab free printable gift certificates to give at the links below. One has a pre-determined 3 hour time specified and the other does not have any time-frame specified.

 

Why not make your next family night a service project? These 7 free ways to practice giving will help your family be philanthropic in your daily lives.

Now you have 7 free ways to practice giving in your busy life. Which one will you try first? Don’t forget to get your kids involved in addition to modeling a spirit of giving for them. Many of these ideas can be done as a family, such as the cards and the baby books. Why not make your next family night a service project? It’s as easy as grabbing some cards, stickers, and markers and gathering around the table to create together. In what other ways does your family choose to practice giving? Let me know in the comments!

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Free Printable Fall Vegetable Learning Sheets

Goldfish® crackers are one of our family’s favorite snacks. The kids especially love snacking on the Goldfish® Colors. Ever wonder how Goldfish® Colors get those rad colors into those little crackers? In addition to being made with 100% real cheese they use colors sources from pants. That means that all of that color doesn’t come from artificial dyes making this snack one you can feel good about giving your kids. Learn more about vegetables and take your next snack time to the next level with these free printable fall vegetable learning sheets. They will infuse snack time with fun facts, sorting skills, and color matching fun. Learn more about where Goldfish® get their colors and grab your free printables below.

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Goldfish® Colors: Colors Sourced From Plants

How cool is it that Goldfish® source their colors from plants? The exact plants used very by color:

Red

  • Red Goldfish® crackers get color using a mix of beet juice concentrate and paprika extracted from sweet red peppers.

Green

  • “The green comes from watermelon & Huito juice concentrates mixed with extracted turmeric.”

Red-Orange

  • “The red ones are colored with paprika extracted from sweet peppers.”

Orange

  • “Annatto extracted from the seed of the achiote tree” is used to color the orange crackers.

Learn More About Goldfish® Colors

 

Get kids excited about their veggies with these free Fall Vegetable Learning Sheets. They'll infuse snack time with fun facts, sorting skills, & color fun. #ad

Get kids excited about their veggies with these free Fall Vegetable Learning Sheets. They'll infuse snack time with fun facts, sorting skills, & color fun. #ad

Get kids excited about their veggies with these free Fall Vegetable Learning Sheets. They'll infuse snack time with fun facts, sorting skills, & color fun. #ad

Fall Vegetable Learning Printables

These are so much fun! The kids loved sorting their Goldfish® crackers to outline the vegetables. Each sheet also includes 3 fun facts about the vegetables. Not only will your kids learn about vegetables they already love but they will also learn about new vegetables that they haven’t tried. Grab each of your free printables at the links below:

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Carrots Fun Fact Sheet

 

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Beets Fun Fact Sheet

 

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Pumpkin Fun Fact Sheet

 

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Bell Peppers Fun Fact Sheet

 

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Eggplant Fun Fact Sheet

 

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Squash Fun Fact Sheet

 

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Plant Your Vote

Now it is time to Plant Your Vote. You know how Goldfish® uses colors source from plants and they want to know what your family’s favorite color is. A limited edition bag comes out next spring that features the favorite color! Voting closes on October 31, 2017. The limited edition bag will be available in April and May of 2018 so keep your eye out to see if your favorite wins!

Plant Your Vote Now

 

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Now you can your kids excited about their veggies with these free Fall Vegetable Learning Sheets. Be sure to have Goldfish® Colors on hand for the fun! With these printables you can be just as excited for snack time as your kids. Looking for more awesome snack time ideas? Check out these Snack Time Conversation Cards. They are perfect for busy families on the go. Don’t forget to plant your vote for your favorite Goldfish® color. Voting ends soon so vote now!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
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How to Make Fall Cleaning Fun and Easy

It came to my attention back in May that my kids thought that I loved cleaning. Say what?! I clean because I have to but to say I love it is more than an overstatement. Fast forward to now when it is time to start on our fall cleaning and that revelation from May has been on a my mind a lot. What if you could make fall cleaning fun and easy? Take those boring chores that have to get done and turn them into a fun activity that you actually enjoy doing. Now, with the help of The Libman Company, I am doing just that. Find out how to embrace life’s messes with the right tools and a heap of fun.

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I’m totally mopping and taking a photo at the same time!!

Start With the Right Tools

Let’s face it: no matter how much fun you make something, if you are using the wrong tools you are still going to dread the task. That is why the first step is choosing the right cleaning tool for your arsenal. The Libman Wonder Mop is the perfect tool to keep your home clean. Don’t let the fact that this is a mop fool you.

 

  • The Libman Wonder Mop is perfect for all kinds of surfaces such as tile, vinyl, wood, and granite.
  • You can literally clean every room in your house with this one tool.
  • Clean hard to reach areas without stretching or crouching.
  • When you’re done, toss the mop head in the wash to clean it and reuse it up to 50 washes!
  • It makes cleaning a breeze so we can focus on making more messy memories.

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Play Music

Play upbeat music while you clean. It helps motivate you to mover and makes the cleaning feel more like a dance party. Or, if you’re like me, it becomes a literal dance party with you twirling and dipping all over the house…

 

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Have a Race

Something I’ve learned from my kids thinking I love to clean is that they should get in on the action more. Grab your kids, set a timer, and see who can get their room clean first. The timer creates a sense of urgency while the competition keeps it fun. Don’t forget to have a victory treat ready at the end.

 

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Wear Big Fuzzy Socks

How many times have you mopped the floor and found that your kids trampled through the area immediately after? Frustrating, I know. Instead, put pairs of big, fuzzy socks on their feet and let them dance around while you mop. That means less drying time for your clean floors all while they play.

 

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Mop Karaoke

This one is another great way to get the kids excited about cleaning. Everyone picks a song to sing and they mop while singing the song into the mop handle. Make sure that everyone gets a turn and continue singing until the job is done. Mop karaoke seriously has my kids begging me to mop the floor. It’s hysterical.

 

Reward Yourself

When you take on your fall cleaning like a boss, don’t forget to reward yourself. Plan a picnic with your family, rent a movie you have all wanted to see, or make delicious cookies together. Whatever it is, savor it for a job well done.

 

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Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

DIY Colorful Family Game Night Turn Stick

Family game night is a fun, frugal way to spend time together. As your family grows, so does the fun. Laughter and conversation are a fantastic part of game night but they also lead to losing track of turns. Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating, especially with younger kids. That’s where this DIY colorful family game night turn stick comes in. Now you can keep all of the fun and lose the frustration. If the turn stick isn’t passed to you then it is not your turn. It’s as easy as that.

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Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

 

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Materials

 

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Step 1

First, cut 2 pieces of each color of plastic twine that is the length of the paint brush.

 

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Step 2

Next, know the ends of 2 matching color pieces of twine.

 

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Step 3

Repeat step 2 with the remaining pairs of twine.

 

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Step 4

Next, add 3 beads on one piece of twine and push them down to the knot.

Step 5

Then add a second knot above the beads.

Note:

  • See picture above step 4 for reference.

 

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Step 6

Add 3 more beads to the twine and knot above them again.

 

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Step 7

Repeat steps 4-6 with the remaining knotted twine pairs.

 

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Step 8

Next, knot the opposite ends of each beaded twine roughly 3 inches from the loose ends.

 

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Step 9

Again, add beads 3 at a time and knot below them as you did above.

 

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Step 10

After you have added 2 sets of beads to each pair and knotted them, trim the ends.

 

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Step 11

Next, fold the beaded pieces of twine and attach to the paint brush with your duct tape.

Tip:

  • Fold the twine slightly off-center, not equally in half.

 

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Step 12

Wrap the remainder of the paint brush with your duct tape.

 

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Step 13

Lastly, separate the beaded sections and wrap tape around 3 of them to secure them to the paint brush more.

 

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

How easy is this DIY colorful family game night turn stick? The kids absolutely love it! It has made games, like Trouble, that don’t have any other discernable way to keep track of turns so much easier. Of course, your family will love this colorful stick so much that they will want to pull it out for every game. Bonus tip: this is also a great tool to keep little ones who aren’t quite old enough for family game night entertained when you are playing Scattergories or Trivial Pursuit. If you want even more awesome accessories to make family game night easier, check out this easy DIY family game night board. It will keep the board from sliding around and turns to allow players to reach pieces easily.

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Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating. This DIY colorful family game night turn stick lets you keep the fun and lose the frustration.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Make stress-free nights out with your husband possible with this DIY babysitter binder! You can enjoy your time together without worrying about your kids.

DIY Babysitter Binder for Nights Out and Romantic Getaways

Once you have kids it gets harder to have nights out with your husband. There are practices, parties, and more in addition to the day to day responsibilities. It’s not that you don’t want to spend time away with your spouse but at the end of the day you are exhausted. When you finally get a night out you are pre-occupied with how the kids are. You worry about everything going smoothly for them and the sitter. We’ve already covered how to get the conversation going with these Marriage Conversation Cards. Now we’re tackling your piece of mind with this DIY babysitter binder.

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Make stress-free nights out with your husband possible with this DIY babysitter binder! You can enjoy your time together without worrying about your kids.

Materials

 

Make stress-free nights out with your husband possible with this DIY babysitter binder! You can enjoy your time together without worrying about your kids.

Step 1

First print out your binder cover and an important kids information printable for each of your children.

 

Make stress-free nights out with your husband possible with this DIY babysitter binder! You can enjoy your time together without worrying about your kids.

Step 2

Next, place the binder cover in the front of your empty binder.

Step 3

Then punch holes in your remaining printables.

 

Make stress-free nights out with your husband possible with this DIY babysitter binder! You can enjoy your time together without worrying about your kids.

Step 4

After your printables are punched, add them to your binder.

 

Make stress-free nights out with your husband possible with this DIY babysitter binder! You can enjoy your time together without worrying about your kids.

Make stress-free nights out with your husband possible with this DIY babysitter binder! You can enjoy your time together without worrying about your kids.

Step 5

Next, add your 2-pocket folder to the binder.

Tip:

  • Use this for storing pizza money, surprise coloring sheets, or other items that will change or be replaced.

 

Make stress-free nights out with your husband possible with this DIY babysitter binder! You can enjoy your time together without worrying about your kids.

Step 6

Lastly, fill out the information in the printables.

 

Make stress-free nights out with your husband possible with this DIY babysitter binder! You can enjoy your time together without worrying about your kids.

Additional Information to Include

There is additional information to include in your DIY babysitter binder when planning a getaway with your husband. Whether you are hiring a sitter or leaving your kids in the care of family, it is always nice to provide important information. You can grab a free copy of the entire 12-page babysitter binder on our VIP page for subscribers. You can also fill out your own blank paper with these additional ideas:

 

  • Emergency Information
  • Closest Hospital Information
  • Contact Information for Nearby Family or Friends
  • Travel Itinerary
  • Flight Numbers and Other Travel Information
  • Hotel Phone and Room Number
  • Doctor’s Phone Number and Address
  • Meal Plan (Freezer Meals can be a huge help in these situations)
  • WIFI Password
  • Pizza/Eating Out Money

 

Make stress-free nights out with your husband possible with this DIY babysitter binder! You can enjoy your time together without worrying about your kids.

With this DIY babysitter binder it is easier to make stress-free nights out with your husband possible. You can relax and enjoy your precious time together without worrying about your kiddos. Throw in an extra date night idea and spend an evening in planning a romantic getaway. Even if you can’t do it for a few months, it is still a fun way to spend an evening together. Don’t forget that you can snag the 12-page babysitter binder printable for free when you subscribe to the newsletter. Until your next night out, check out these Lego Date Night Ideas you can enjoy at home! When is the last time you got away with your husband? Let me know in the comments!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

5 Reasons You Should Experience a Stamping Convention

This Saturday is the annual Stampaway Convention in Cincinnati. We have gone to this for the past 3 years and never regret it. In fact, it is one of my favorite mommy days of the year. Even if you aren’t close enough to visit this specific stamping convention you should find one in your area to attend. The inspiration alone is well worth the price of admission but these events offer so much more than that. If you enjoy any kind of paper crafting or stamping then here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention.

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Gets Creative Juices Flowing

Crafter’s block can be even more frustrating than writer’s block. You want to create, or maybe even have to create, but the ideas simply aren’t coming. A stamping convention is the perfect place to get those creative juices flowing again. Everywhere you turn there are new designs, ideas, and examples of creative work. There is no way that you will still be blocked after a day at the convention.

 

Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

Find Unique Items

There are so many unique items at a stamping convention that you won’t find in the craft store (like the stamp used in this project). These aren’t limited to stamps, either. You can find ribbon, stencils, tools, and more that are unique to the vendors selling them. I have found templates for boxes, specialty rub-ons, and glow-in-the-dark shrink paper for unbelievable prices. You never know what cool stuff you’re going to find from year to year.

 

Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

Learn New Techniques

Did you know that you can cut soda cans with your Sizzix? I didn’t until I watched a woman do it at the convention 2 years ago. She also showed you how to color your cutouts so that the ink sticks to the aluminum. There are always fantastic demonstrations to see and they free to watch. Learn how to make realistic 3-D paper flowers or new gorgeous inking techniques from vendors. Some even offer make-and-takes for a small fee. (A make-and-take is when the vendor provides the materials and guides you through making a specific craft. You then take home the items that you have made.)

 

Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

Take the Inspiration with You

There is so much to take in that you couldn’t possibly remember all of it. Thankfully, most vendors don’t mind you taking pictures of the displays. If you buy a product to make a specific idea you see, you can take a photo for later.

Note:

  • Always ask a vendor before taking a photograph of anything. While most do not mind, some expressly forbid it.

 

Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

Meet the People Behind the Designs

One of the coolest reasons you should experience a stamping convention is to meet the people behind the designs you love. It makes the designs more meaningful and it is fun to hear the stories behind them. A lot of vendors create their own unique stamps and each line has its own style. One of my personal favorites was getting to watch a demonstration by Tim Holtz. Watching the way that he layers inks and designs was mesmerizing. Unfortunately we didn’t get our picture with him because the wait for photos was simply too long. It was still incredibly cool.

Some of My Favorite Project Ideas from Last Year

 

Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

You know that I love all things deer!

 

Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

Does it get any better than these amazing Halloween cards?

 

Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

This awesome wall art proves that stamps are for more than cards and scrapbooks!

 

Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

What about this gorgeous Christmas card? Can’t you just imagine a beautiful piece of stained glass?

 

Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

These glittery ghosts are too cute to spook!

 

Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

Hee hee! Talk Nerdy to Me!

 

Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

Surprise the man in your life with these creative tool cards!

 

Calling all paper crafters and stamping fanatics! Here are 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention this year!

Are you excited to check out a stamping convention? Before you go I want to leave you with a few tips for attending. First, wear comfortable shoes. These conventions can be quite large which translates into a lot of time on your feet. You also want to bring a tote bag. Not all of the vendors have bags for your purchases. Lastly, I like to bring a small notebook and pen to jot ideas and techniques on throughout the day. Which of these 5 reasons you should experience a stamping convention are you most excited about? Did any of them surprise you? Let me know in the comments!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
“I love reading, I just don’t have time to read.” Sound familiar? Find out how to embrace a habit of reading with these awesome tips and tricks!

Create Your Future: How to Embrace a Habit of Reading

Welcome to August and another awesome Create Your Future post. This month and next month we are slowing things down. We are focusing on self-care for busy moms. One of the statements we hear over and over again is, “I love reading, I just don’t have time to read.” Sound familiar? I have always challenged that statement because it simply isn’t true. The truth is that you aren’t making reading a priority. You may know that I carry a book with me everywhere and fit in reading when I can. Today, I’m going to show you how to embrace a habit of reading and let you in on why it is my habit goal this month.

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“I love reading, I just don’t have time to read.” Sound familiar? Find out how to embrace a habit of reading with these awesome tips and tricks!

How to Fit in Reading

There are many times that you can fit in reading that you might currently be overlooking. To utilize them, I recommend downloading a free reading app to your phone or carrying a book in your purse like I do.

Kids’ Practices – I love watching my kids have fun playing but I do not need to watch the same football drill 1,000 times. This is a perfect time to enjoy reading a book.

Waiting – Any time that you are at the doctor’s office, Starbucks, or the like and you have a long wait, pull out your book and read.

Facebook – Speaking of Starbucks, a lot of people pull up Facebook while they wait for their coffee. Any time that you are free to play on Facebook is time that you are free to read. Try to start small and replace one time of day that you would normally surf Facebook feeds with reading.

Kids Playing – I am a huge fan of spending time with the kids. Laughing, playing, and creating with them on a regular basis is important. It is also important to let them play independently. Take them in the backyard on a sunny day and let them play while you read on the deck.

 

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“I love reading, I just don’t have time to read.” Sound familiar? Find out how to embrace a habit of reading with these awesome tips and tricks!

Why Reading is My August Goal

As I said above, I love reading and do so frequently. If that is the case then why do I need to form a reading habit? This is actually a lead-in to next month’s habit of a set bedtime. My plan is to read, in bed, 30 minutes prior to sleeping. Reading before bed will help train my body that reading in bed is a trigger for sleep. More importantly, like many work-at-home moms, I am exhausted at the end of the day. I want to form a new way of decompressing after the kiddos are in bed that doesn’t involve Netflix.

 

“I love reading, I just don’t have time to read.” Sound familiar? Find out how to embrace a habit of reading with these awesome tips and tricks!

Tips to Keep From Reading All Night

Have your ever been so enthralled in a book that you end up staying up until it is finished or sleep takes hold unbidden? This has happened to me more time than I care to admit. That is why I got out of the habit of reading before bed. So how can you stick to that reading time-frame and still get sleep? Here are 3 tips to help you:

  1. Alarm – Set a very quiet alarm on your phone that will play soft music or soothing sounds. You want it just loud enough to get your attention without startling you.
  2. Sticky Note – Determine where you will stop before reading and mark it with a sticky note. It won’t fall out while you read and you can see how quickly you are approaching it (making it easier to accurately mark in the future).
  3. Light Timer – This one is great because it forces you to stop reading however you won’t have the opportunity to get to a good stopping point (like the end of a chapter). Put your bedside lamp on a timer so that it automatically turns off when it is time to sleep.

 

“I love reading, I just don’t have time to read.” Sound familiar? Find out how to embrace a habit of reading with these awesome tips and tricks!

Now you know how to embrace a habit of reading in your life. Feel free to share these tips with any friend that claims not to have time to read. Think of how many amazing stories you can experience when you are reading every day! You can always reach out to me if you ever need recommendations. I am currently reading “In the Woods” by Tana French and it is fabulous. What book are you currently reading? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Busy mommas need to relax and invest in me time. Now you can get your relaxation in and save money with these DIY beauty recipes.

Save Money with these DIY Beauty Recipes + Merry Monday Link Party 164

One of the quickest and easiest ways for busy moms to relax and invest in me time is with beauty products. That relaxation is even more needed during the upcoming hectic back to school season. Unfortunately those beauty products that make us feel so pampered can cost big bucks. Add to that the guilt of spending that kind of money on yourself and you probably aren’t investing in them as frequently as you should. Now you can have the best of both worlds when you save money with these DIY beauty recipes.

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Busy mommas need to relax and invest in me time. Now you can get your relaxation in and save money with these DIY beauty recipes.

Homemade Natural Rose Petal Blush Recipe (Lina at Sew Historically)

This is absolutely incredible! Get a light and pretty pink tint for your cheeks easily with this DIY blush. The bonus is that you will know exactly what is in your makeup when you make it yourself which is awesome!

 

Busy mommas need to relax and invest in me time. Now you can get your relaxation in and save money with these DIY beauty recipes.

Pink Lemonade Sugar Scrub (Erin at Suburban Simplicity)

Make your body feel and smell fantastic with this easy (and pretty) pink lemonade sugar scrub. It will go great with the lip scrub below!

 

Busy mommas need to relax and invest in me time. Now you can get your relaxation in and save money with these DIY beauty recipes.

DIY Raspberry Lemonade Sugar Lip Scrub (Jennifer at Busy Being Jennifer)

Get baby soft lips and enjoy a yummy smelling scrub with this awesome lip scrub!

 

Busy mommas need to relax and invest in me time. Now you can get your relaxation in and save money with these DIY beauty recipes.

Homemade Face Wash for Sensitive Skin (Jennie at Little Girl Designs)

This face wash is for sensitive skin but will work awesome on multiple skin types plus it’s easy to make. Win!

 

Busy mommas need to relax and invest in me time. Now you can get your relaxation in and save money with these DIY beauty recipes.

Blueberry Lemon Sugar Scrub (A Cultivated Nest)

Lemon adds a refreshing citrus take to this awesome sugar scrub. You’ll smell amazing all day!

 

Busy mommas need to relax and invest in me time. Now you can get your relaxation in and save money with these DIY beauty recipes.

Vanilla Homemade Lip Balm (Savanah at Midwest Modern Momma)

Can you ever really have enough lip balm? My wonderful kiddos are in the “slather it all over my lips… and face, and cheeks” phase so I am going through it faster than usual. This would be an awesome alternative to buying $4 tubes at the store!

 

Busy mommas need to relax and invest in me time. Now you can get your relaxation in and save money with these DIY beauty recipes.

Blueberry Sugar Body Scrub (Jenny at The Jenny Evolution)

The color of this body scrub is gorgeous! Add that to the fact that you use dried blueberries and I’m in Heaven.

 

Busy mommas need to relax and invest in me time. Now you can get your relaxation in and save money with these DIY beauty recipes.

Honey Oatmeal Homemade Face Mask (A Cultivated Nest)

Face masks are one of my favorites! Nothing makes you feel more refreshed than chilling out in the tub with a glass of wine and a face mask on. This one is easy to make and cleansing for those stressed-out momma pores.

 

Busy mommas need to relax and invest in me time. Now you can get your relaxation in and save money with these DIY beauty recipes.

All of these DIY beauty products help you relax and save money easily. I’m super stoked about the raspberry lip scrub because I bet it smells amazing! Which one will you try first? Let me know in the comments after you link up at the Merry Monday Link Party below. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to. See you down there!

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Each host will be choosing 8-10 posts from this week’s party for a themed feature round-up on next week’s Merry Monday party. What we’re looking for this week:

  • All things summer – outdoor entertaining
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  • Shell crafts, coastal decor, & tropical ideas
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Family dinners are important but busy schedules can make nightly ones difficult. Family Snack Time Conversation Cards make family time on the go easy! #ad

Make Time for Fun with Family Snack Time Conversation Cards

Our family has been having an absolute blast this summer. Every week is filled with summer parties, visits to family, and awesome adventures. The school year is approaching quickly and it is the time of year when busy families, like ours, get even busier. Once school starts so do clubs, sports, homework, and more. You know that family dinners are important but unfortunately busy schedules can make nightly ones all but impossible. This year we are planning ahead for the busy school year with these Family Snack Time Conversation Cards. Snacks, like our favorite Goldfish® crackers, are easy to enjoy with zero prep time. That means more time for fun at home or on the go. Bring Goldfish® crackers and your Family Snack Time Conversation Cards to practices and club meeting to find for smile worthy family moments anywhere.

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Materials

 

Step 1

First, print out your Family Snack Time Conversation Cards on heavy cardstock.

 

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Step 2

Next, cut out all of your cards and set them off to the side.

 

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Step 3

Remove any stickers or packaging from your plastic container.

 

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Step 4

Label the lid of your plastic container with your letter stickers.

Some Ideas for the Label:

  • Smith Family Snack Fun
  • Snack Time Conversation Cards
  • Family Snack Time

 

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Family dinners are important but busy schedules can make nightly ones difficult. Family Snack Time Conversation Cards make family time on the go easy! #ad

Step 5

Next, add decorative sticks and embellishments to your container to add your family’s personal style.

Step 6 (Optional)

Seal your container with acrylic sealant and allow to the sealant to dry completely.

 

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Step 7

Load your cards into your container and you are ready to go!

 

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Make a Travel Kit

We made 2 sets of Family Snack Time Conversation Cards. One set will stay at home for quick, after school family time. The second set is placed in a family fun travel kit so we can enjoy meaningful time together on the go. To make your own travel kit, fill a drawstring bag with the following:

  • 1 Set of Family Snack Time Conversation Cards (and Container)
  • Goldfish Snacks Multi-Packs
  • Napkins or Wipes for Clean Up
  • Plastic Bags for Collecting Any Trash
  • A Small Ball for Outdoor Fun
  • Sealed Containers of Bubbles for Entertaining Little Ones
  • 2-3 Books for Indoor Fun

 

Family dinners are important but busy schedules can make nightly ones difficult. Family Snack Time Conversation Cards make family time on the go easy! #ad

Family dinners are important but busy schedules can make nightly ones difficult. Family Snack Time Conversation Cards make family time on the go easy! #ad

Family dinners are important but busy schedules can make nightly ones difficult. Family Snack Time Conversation Cards make family time on the go easy! #ad

Family dinners are important but busy schedules can make nightly ones difficult. Family Snack Time Conversation Cards make family time on the go easy! #ad

With a travel kit you will be set to fit in some family time fun whenever and wherever you can. It is a great way to make your family a priority no matter how busy life gets. Goldfish® crackers and Family Snack Time Conversation Cards are your family’s go-to tools for keeping the summer fun going. Don’t let the back to school season end all of that awesome bonding! Now it will be easier than ever to continue strengthening the bond with your children and create memories that will last a lifetime. What is even better is that Goldfish® crackers are always baked with real cheese and no artificial flavors or preservatives so they are a snack you can feel good about serving your kids (or snacking on yourself). Don’t forget to check out Goldfish® crackers on Pinterest for even more back to school and snack ideas! You will be ready to dominate this school year as a family.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.