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The Ultimate Frugal Food Is… Potatoes?!

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When I was in college, I ate a lot of ramen. It tasted good, it was stupid cheap, and when I had the money I could easily dress it up with veggies and meat for a full, filling meal.

I got a little bit older and started eating rice. I was working out a lot then, and the quintessential “healthy” meal is chicken breasts, rice, beans, and broccoli. Carbs, fat, protein. It was affordable and certainly healthier than the salty, MSG-filled ramen I was relying on before.

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8 Motivational Quotes For Strong Moms Having A Bad Day

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We all have a rough day every now and then. I find that motivational quotes can help me to cheer up and re-center my day on being my best self in that moment.

A good motivational quote is no replacement for a plan, life goals, and self care routines, but they do help with momentary lapses in motivation. I hope these quotes will help you on your darker, lazier days too.

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Why I’m Switching From Leggings And Going Retro With The House Dress

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Leggings and yoga pants seem to be the typical fashion around most houses, while the house dress is out of fashion. Homemakers and stay at home moms live in their leggings, both in and outside of the home, and I can understand why. They’re comfortable and allow for a full range of motion, so squatting down to play with your kids isn’t a pain in the rear like it can be when wearing jeans.

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Frugal Hygge: How To Hygge Your Home On A Budget

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Hygge is a Danish word (pronounced like hooga) that roughly translates to ‘cosiness’. It’s so much more than the decor in your home, it’s the mood and atmosphere of your home. It’s how friends and family feel when they are in your home, and the feelings they are left with when they depart.

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How To Throw A Galaxy Themed Birthday Party For Kids

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Stars, planets, and swirled paint are everywhere these days. Galaxy eyeshadow, galaxy slime, and galaxy birthday parties are still all the rage, and this trend doesn’t seem to be letting up in 2020.

Kids love to share their passions with their family and friends. If your child is obsessed with space, then throwing a galaxy themed birthday party is the right way to bring STEM learning, your kid’s interests, and having fun together!

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How To Keep Your Dog Warm Until Spring

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In Michigan, January is the month when the cold really sets in. Through December is can tend to be pretty mild, but January gets pretty darn frigid.

I have larger dogs that generally do okay in the cold, but as I am trying to be more active with them and walk them more often, I am starting to worry about how I’m going to keep them warm until Spring.

They’re definitely feeling the cold, now, because they really fight going outside in the mornings or at night to do their business.

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The Lazy Mom’s Guide To Cleaning When You Don’t Want To

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A lot of guides like this start off with making you anxious about guests coming over. They’re aimed at when you need to speed clean to prepare your house for other people. But you know what? Even lazy moms need to clean more often than that.

I am definitely a lazy mom when it comes to cleaning. Unless I’m stressed out and need to burn off energy, cleaning is the last thing I want to do. I’d rather be on the floor making a mess with my son!

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