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Kristin

Are you guys privy to the latest trend of sampler delivery boxes?  Basically, every month a delicious (and inexpensive) box crammed with all sorts of new foods for you to sample arrives on your doorstep.  Pretty cool way to beat the supermarket rut, right? Well, MPMK’s newest sponsor, Goodies, has taken the idea to a […]

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It’s been another 21 days guys – which means it’s time for “Happy Family Habit” #5.  So far we’ve tackled sharing you story, writing down your gratitude, unplugging, and finding your silly. How are you doing with the list?  Now’s a great time to jump in and get started!  I love the idea of making […]

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It’s been another 21 days so Kristin is back again with a new Happy Family Habit. (By the way – how did you all do with daily unplugging? I found it hard but immensely helpful!)  This time it’s all about having a little more fun… QUESTION OF THE DAY How do you stay young and have fun […]

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MPMK contributor and professional photographer Kristin is here today sharing easy ways to ensure that you show up in the family photos.  As moms, we’re often the ones snapping the pics (or sometimes even hiding from the camera), but we need to remember it’s such a gift to our kids to make sure they have […]

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I’m so excited that today’s the day we get to reveal our second Happy Family Habit.  Before we get to that though – how did you all do with Happy Family Habit #1?  Did you make a conscious effort to share and did you see your littles’ eyes light up when you did?  Fabulous!  Keep […]

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Last week something kind of remarkable happened to me.  I had one of those rare days where everything just seemed to be flowing. The kids and I were connecting, I was getting stuff accomplished without feeling frazzled or distracted, and the whole day through I felt… happy.  It was so wonderful that once the kids […]

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It’s March!  Which means spring – and spring cleaning – are just around the corner.  Which also means it’s time to dig into some more Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life ideas.  Today Kristin’s here sharing her favorite app for motivating her kids to get their chores done (without having to nag, yell, or essentially drag […]

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It’s that time of year again – time for the kiddos to get creative and show some love to their classmates… and possible neighborhood buddies, family members, etc.  Kristin’s here today sharing her template for personalized favors – a simple trick for producing something fancy with minimal effort. We’re also debuting something new this week […]

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One of the things I’ve been dying to tackle with Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life is digital photo storage.  I have thousands (maybe even tens of thousands? I’m not sure – I’m too scared to look) of photos currently on my computer.  Not at all organized, not even a little.  I just haven’t been sure […]

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Two weeks ago, our family was on our way to pick up a Christmas tree when my 4 year old spotted a homeless man with a sign on the street corner.  He asked me what he was doing and thus began an ongoing conversation we’ve been having this holiday season about those less fortunate than […]

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Kristin’s back today sharing a really smart way to bring your holiday decor up a notch this year. I’m already eyeing a large window in our living room to try it out! Decorating for the holidays can be so much fun!  I love changing things out and making each year slightly different from the last.  […]

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Did you know a dollar can be exciting? So much of life is how you look at it and how you live it. I parent my kids under the rule that you can always let the reigns out a bit, but it’s a lot harder to take them in. For example, sometimes we will visit […]

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Being a parent is a test of efficiency.  It reminds of waiting tables many years ago.  You have a million things to accomplish in about 10 minutes and impatient customers will let you know how you’re measuring up on the job.  Except now days you’re serving kids, and sometimes they can be a teeny bit […]

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