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Why I Am Going To Homeschool Part 2

Why I Am Going To Homeschool Part 2

This post is a continuation of my reasons to homeschool, click here to read part 1 if you missed it! I am passionate about homeschooling and I hope that comes through in my writing. I wish a warning like this wasn't necessary, but we live in a world where it seems...

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Why I’m Going to Homeschool Part 1

Why I’m Going to Homeschool Part 1

I've been planning on homeschooling my boys since before I was pregnant with my first baby. It started coming up in conversation as he got closer to preschool age, about 2-3 years old. Now that he is turning 5 this Summer and would enter Kindergarten in the Fall, some...

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Homeschool Myths You Should Stop Believing

Homeschool Myths You Should Stop Believing

My husband and I made the decision to homeschool our children long before my pregnancy with our first baby. There is a lot of judgement and stigma surrounding homeschooling. The stereotypes are exhausting. In this post I will argue against the top five homeschool...

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Discovering The Village

Discovering The Village

The hardest lesson I have learned in motherhood so far has come completely unexpected. I didn't think I needed any help. I thought I could raise these little boys all on my own. I was so wrong. I discovered a village of people around us, ready and willing to help. I am forever grateful.
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In Defense Of Motherhood

In Defense Of Motherhood

Mothers are judged a lot these days. I’m guilty of judging other mothers but I strongly believe it’s time to respect all mothers for who they are and recognize the value they hold for being mothers.
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Healthy Quinoa Casserole

Healthy Quinoa Casserole

I have been making this casserole for my husband for almost a decade. I discovered quinoa early in my marriage when I was looking for healthier foods we could eat on a regular basis. I came across quinoa while in a Pinterest search for quick, easy,...

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Easy Jungle Animal Theme Birthday Party

Easy Jungle Animal Theme Birthday Party

My oldest son has always loved animals. I planned his second birthday when I was pregnant with my second baby, and I wanted it to be easy since I'd have a newborn. I was able to order almost everything off Amazon. It turned out to be so cute and I got SO MANY compliments.
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Self Care Gifts for Mom

Self Care Gifts for Mom

Do you have a hardworking mom in your life? It might not be your mom, but your wife, sister, daughter, or a close friend. She's always running around for her family, busy trying to get everything done. Always making sure everyone's needs are met. But what about her...

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DIY Easter Photos

DIY Easter Photos

This was a fun project and I'll cherish the pictures forever. Forget the cost and hassle of a photographer, take cute pictures of your own kids for Easter!
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Ultimate Self Care Blog Post Roundup

Ultimate Self Care Blog Post Roundup

***This post contains affiliate links. You can read more about this on my Disclosure Page. Ultimate Self Care Blog Post Roundup Self care has been on my mind so much lately. I believe that intentional self care is so important for moms and EVERY MOM should find at...

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Dear Husband of a Breastfeeding Mother

Dear Husband of a Breastfeeding Mother

I can’t believe I wrote this almost 4 years ago. Breastfeeding is so rewarding but it can also be very challenging. A supportive and understanding spouse makes it so much easier on the mother. Read this light hearted letter from a breastfeeding wife to her husband
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Purple Kale & Spinach Smoothie

Purple Kale & Spinach Smoothie

This green smoothie has all of the benefits of kale and spinach with a more appetizing color. Even your pickiest eater is sure to love this deliciously healthy smoothie.
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Amazon Prime Benefits for Moms

Amazon Prime Benefits for Moms

***This post contains affiliate links. You can read more about this on my Disclosure Page. If you already have Amazon Prime, you already know about the luxury of 2-day shipping on many items. Personally, I love it. Probably a little too much (sorry,...

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My Christmas Decoration Wishlist

My Christmas Decoration Wishlist

I can't fully decorate for Christmas this year because we are living with my parents while we remodel our home. Check out what christmas decorations I'm drooling over while I daydream about our first Christmas in our home next year.
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2018 Halloween Decorations

2018 Halloween Decorations

We are just a few WEEKS away from finishing our total home remodel (I’ll write a post with all the details soon). Unfortunately, we’ll be a little too late to really decorate for halloween, inside or out. We just got news from the contractor that we might not even be...

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My Favorite Personal Development Books

My Favorite Personal Development Books

My journey with self help, or personal development, started in kind of a weird way. Till a few weeks ago, the story was quite different. I would tell people, "My husband recommended the first self help book I ever read. It's called How To Win Friends and Influence...

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Help For The Best & Hardest Job You’ll Ever Have

Help For The Best & Hardest Job You’ll Ever Have

I want to get real with you. The last month has been one of my harder parenting months. My newly 4 year old is constantly whining and being more unwilling to do anything I ask him to, let alone listen to a word I say. My 2 year old STILL won't potty train, wakes up...

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Make Ahead Freezer Smoothie Bags

Make Ahead Freezer Smoothie Bags

This post is just to show you how I assemble my smoothie bags to make making a smoothie each day super easy and quick. I try to make 10-15 bags at least, but I've made up to 20 at once before. You can check out the full recipe on my other post....

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Favorite Dinosaur Books

Favorite Dinosaur Books

My two year old is OBSESSED with dinosaurs. I thought my older boy loved them, but this is a whole new level. He’s constantly talking about dinosaurs, carrying dinosaur toys around the house, pretending to be a dinosaur, and even hunting them with nerf guns....

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Are You Ready To Make Over Your Mornings?

Are You Ready To Make Over Your Mornings?

I have always been a morning person and my days always go better when I get an early start. This is especially true now that I’m a mom. The morning is often the only time I get to myself throughout the day. The last few years have been crazy stressful,...

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Time Blocking For Moms

Time Blocking For Moms

For years I have been trying to find some structure in my life as a stay at home mom. Now as a work at home mom it is even more important to organize my time. I have always heard that time-blocking is the key to time management and getting everything done. I have...

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The Best Outside Toys & Lawn Games

The Best Outside Toys & Lawn Games

It's important for children and people of all ages to spend time outside. My preschooler & toddler could spend hours on end playing outside with these toys and lawn games. I'm so excited to watch them play with all of them all Spring and Summer long.
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Implementing The Ultimate Laundry Routine

Implementing The Ultimate Laundry Routine

Laundry can be daunting. I came up with a routine that takes the stress out of laundry. I actually enjoy it now! This post will help you learn how to go from mountains of laundry to completing a load every day and never climbing that mountain again.
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Implementing The Ultimate Laundry Routine

The Ultimate Laundry Strategy

It really is a viscous cycle. I used to feel like I was always staring at a mountain of dirty laundry that needed to be washed or a mountain of clean laundry that needed to be folded. I finally discovered a strategy that helps me keep the laundry done efficiently.
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Mom’s Spontaneous Vacation

Mom’s Spontaneous Vacation

Over thanksgiving weekend I went on a spontaneous vacation. In three years as a mother, I never considered going away for a weekend without my family but I just went and I had an amazing time.
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The Day I Broke My Foot

The Day I Broke My Foot

I've never broken a bone, and never really been seriously injured. As a child I enjoyed running and playing as children do but I always had a good amount of caution. I guess I out grew that caution, because two weeks ago I broke my foot. My sisters and I took our kids...

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Homemade Cream of Anything Soup

Homemade Cream of Anything Soup

When I first got married, I used so much canned cream of chicken soup in my cooking. Probably at least a can a week. After I had my first baby, I started looking for healthier alternatives to convinces like canned cream of chicken soup. I tried a few recipes for...

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I Am #RockingMotherhood

I Am #RockingMotherhood

I was nominated by Kayla at Simply Burch to participate in a challenging to write about 10 ways I'm #RockingMotherhood. My first thought: Yay! An easy blog post topic I don't have to think of. Then when I started I realized it isn't as easy as I thought. I am a proud...

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First Post! 

My name is Cherí. I'm in my mid-20s (I guess I've reached the point where I don't want to admit my exact age *gasp*). I am a stay at home mom to two of the most precious little boys. I've been married for about 5 years to a self-employed entrepreneur/inventor. I am...

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Cheri wearing do it scared shirt

Hi, I’m Cheri!

I am wife, mom and blogger. I started this blog as a creative outlet and connect with other mothers by sharing my experiences. I believe in constantly bettering myself and each day I try to be a little bit better than the day before. I want to help other moms learn the value in taking care of themselves and becoming the best possible version of themselves they can imagine. I would love to connect with you here, through email, or on Facebook in my Mom Life Simplified Support Group!