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Life at home is a big deal for every mom. The category of home + living features articles about life at home — cleaning, organizing, home decor, etc. — as well as healthy menu plans and recipes, budget hacks, lifestyle inspiration, and the best resources in and around Fort Worth for living your BEST life! 

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While I didn't invent the meal plan, the idea greatly improved the efficiency of my home management. I was, however, worried about how well I would be able to stick with it. I like a little flexibility and don't want to be limited by a piece of paper.
Once we whittled the pile down to a sensible amount, the kids accompanied me to a women’s shelter to deliver the excess toys. We toured the facility, and the boys got their first glimpse of what life looks like for some. I used it as a teaching moment about how lucky we are, and how we have an obligation to give back to people who are not as fortunate.
Cinderella. Prince Charming. Going paperless. You know -- fairy tales of great imagination and happily-ever-after that aren’t based in reality. I admit that I’m old-school about needing the paper version of some things and, although much of life has gone digital, I think I’m not the only one still trying to tame the paper beast. So, I’ll share a few tricks I’ve learned along the way.
Please do not let my questionable research skills and priorities deter you, however. I've done the reading and filtering and asking around and "reviewing" for you, and I'm here to tell you WHY our family chose Backyard Fun Factory as the builder of our play set.
Following a paleo diet means we eat meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and healthy fats. And we avoid grains and processed foods. We have followed this diet for more than a year, and I finally found a good arsenal of recipes on rotation. So you can skip the Pinterest searching and recipe flops and check out these busy mom- and picky eater-approved recipes.
Let me start by saying no sane person is ALWAYS organized! But I would be insane if I did not have my systems in place. Who has time for systems? YOU DO, mama -- and in fact, having them will save you time, frustration, and energy.
I'm actually looking forward to receiving our electric bills this year . . . even during the summer months! *GASP!* Why, you may ask? Because we've started using the Google Home Hub to keep track of our electricity usage through Reliant! Tracking our usage through the Google Home Hub has been a total game changer to cut back on electricity costs, and here's why . . . .

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8 Tips for Making a DFW Family Staycation Smooth Sailing

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You have our permission to build a fort, have a pillow fight, even play with your (room service) food on your next family staycation in DFW.