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GratiTuesday #1

By: , August 25th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Musings

A weekly gratitude list of the small wonders that make this life grand. What are yours?

It’s occurred to me recently, as I’ve had minor frustrations with my lack of available time to get things accomplished around the house (or on this blog), that I need …

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Losing a Sibling is Always Too Soon

By: , August 19th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting

This is the story of my relationship with my brother, our complicated childhood, and how I coped with his loss.

Jason and I have only been blogging for five months, which means that a large portion of you (our readers) are friends or family, and many of you knew my brother.  …

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Our Baby Gear Picks

By: , August 11th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Money, Parenting

We take the guesswork out of selecting baby gear.

In addition to our Top 30 Baby Gift Ideas, we’ve also compiled a list of the larger-ticket baby items we researched, purchased, and have been thoroughly happy with.  While …

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Speeding on Residential Streets Isn’t Worth The Risk

By: , August 9th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting

Your hurry could cost a life.

Last week I had a moment of clarity while driving through our neighborhood.  I had left home in a rush, which now seems to happen every time I leave the house no matter …

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Our Top 30 Baby Gift Ideas

By: , August 5th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Money, Parenting

To assist our readers in finding the perfect baby gift, we've compiled a list of our personal favorites!

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, since I’ve had so many people ask me for advice about what to buy for a new baby.  Whether you’re …

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I Commissioned A Portrait of My Son, and it is Epic!

By: , July 31st, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting

A Photo + A Skilled Artist = One Of A Kind Awesome

If you’ve been to an amusement park or county fair, you’ve probably seen a caricature artist hawking their wares.  Well, maybe “hawking” is wrong.  I’ve never actually seen even the …

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10 Ways To Improve Family Finances: Living On One Income

By: , July 27th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Money

How we were able to take the leap from a double income family to a single income family.

Leaving my steady-income accounting career was incredibly scary to consider.  For most of my working life, I’ve been someone else’s employee.  It’s what most families know.  Before Jason lost …

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Our Milwaukee County Zoo Adventure

By: , July 17th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting, Travel

The largest zoo in Wisconsin is a big win for family-friendly day trips.

I must admit, now that we have two children, leaving the house for a full day trip to the zoo can seem a tad daunting unless Jason and I are …

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This Dumb Contest

By: , July 14th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Money

What Were We Thinking?

I’m going to share something with you that doesn’t make me feel good.  It’s something that happens to a lot of businesses which run contests, but few will ever talk …

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Gray Areas of Parenting

By: , July 13th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting

Raising a family cannot be done in black and white.

Take a good look at the black and white photo at the top of this post.  In basic terms, this is a picture of my family posing and smiling for …

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