Budgeting for a Family Vacation

Does travel seem out of the question at this stage in your life?  Taking kids on planes or on long road trips can be trying.  Where will the money come from?  How will be kids react when being out of routine?   Here is the thing, traveling with kids is just moving the chaos from […]

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Simple Easter Tablescape

Do you love the look of the fancy Easter table settings, but lack the time, funds and maybe the creative ability to throw it all together? I love the idea of a beautiful decorated table for each season, and holiday.  However my  big obstacles are the funds – I mean it could easily cost me […]

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Living with boys

Well we have had our beautiful boys for 5 and a half months now.  Background, diagnoses, and the fact that they are not “my sons” aside, wow can I just say boys are a whole different world than my girls! I have had to get used to pee on the seat, pee on the floor, […]

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When life knocks you down: April Goals

Alright ladies.  It is that time again.  Back to goal setting Kait.  If you notice my last post about goals was in November.  I have said it before but I will say it again.  Our current foster sons came at the end of October and have rocked my world ever since.  So much stress, anxiety, […]

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Construction Themed Birthday Party

We had the privilege of celebrating our newly 2 year old foster son’s birthday. These boys are our 5th and 6th foster care placement, and it was the first time we got to celebrate a birthday! Our little guy absolutely loves trucks, most days you will find him, rolling his trucks up our walls, and […]

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The right frame of mind:stay motivated, lose weight.

Losing weight is such a common thing that so many new moms struggle with.  What was once easy, is now so hard.  I mean with caring for another human, hormone fluctuations and lack of sleep, having the energy to work out, and eat right is so difficult.  I hear you mamas. They say it takes 21 […]

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Fitting Fitness in with Kids

As a busy mom, the biggest obstacle to my fitness and weightless journey is my kids.  You too?  It is a common problem with moms.  I used to wake up and work out, head to the gym around 6:30 to do my favourite body pump or spin class. The hardest part was just getting out […]

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Navigating the tough questions.

There is a lot of tough questions in foster care. Questions from the agency to get approved, questions from friends and family who don’t understand why you would put yourself through this, and most importantly questions from the kids in your care. If you have been following my blog for a while you know that […]

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Growing up with a sibling with Down Syndrome.

Happy WORLD DOWN SYNDROME Day! Did you know DS rocks?  I mean people that have been blessed with an extra chromosome, are truly some of the best people I have ever met. Sure they may not have the intellect that us full chromosomers have, but their hearts?  I am convinced God made them bigger than the […]

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How to get a baby to sleep: 8 methods

Alright mamas, I have had one incredibly tough baby.  I have had one incredibly easy baby.  I have had 5 foster babies. All with different sleep needs.  I kinda have some experience with this.  These are my methods that work like a charm every time.  I want to thank God for giving me the most […]

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