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Finding A Preschool And How Georgia Makes It Easy For Parents To Find Childcare

January 14, 2019

Something big is happening, y'all. It's almost time to sign Charlie up for next year's preschool. Like, REAL preschool. This is really hard for me to wrap my mind around for some reason. Grayson was in full-time daycare from the time he was a small infant and I had to go back to work. When it came time to enroll him in Georgia Pre-K, I had no worries (as daycare was our norm). This time, I feel nervous for some…

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Add These Things To Your Spring Cleaning List

January 12, 2019

Welcome to one of my favorite times of the year: January. I have always loved the feeling I get in January, after the Christmas decorations are put away and we get to start with a blank slate. This is the time of year that I purge, organize, and most importantly- CLEAN. Not only do I clean, but I "Spring Clean". To me, that just means doing all the things I do less frequently. Admittedly, cleaning isn't my favorite- but a…

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2018 Blog Report + Reader Survey

December 31, 2018

I can't believe we are here again, already! Another year has come and gone and Typical Katie is still going strong. It's hard to imagine people caring what I have to say, but I am more grateful than you'll ever know! We are closing out with a bang this year, and I thought I would catch you up.…

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Six Ways My Husband’s Job Loss Was A Blessing In Disguise

December 21, 2018
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The week before Thanksgiving, Tyler unexpectedly lost his job. We were shocked, hurt, and afraid to say the least. Tyler had been a faithful and valuable member of his company for the last almost four years. As someone who tends to have scarcity mentality, I felt like I was all of a sudden living my biggest fear. Not only that, but we were approaching the holidays. …

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Three Easy Time Saving Hacks For The Lazy Mom

December 20, 2018

This post was sponsored by Happi Foodi. All opinions are mine. 1 | Frozen dinners forever. I don’t know why I spent so long trying to force myself to prep fully-from-scratch fresh dinners for the whole family every night. Why was I so worried about that? I have no idea, but I have definitely saved time by making delicious meals in the *gasp* microwave with Happi Foodi. Their chef-curated frozen meals are packed with nutritious ingredients that everyone will love.…

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Holiday Home Tour 2018

December 13, 2018

I couldn't be more excited to share this post. As you know, decorating and home staging are my absolute favorite hobbies. It's been two years since I did a holiday home tour, so I am that much more excited to show you around. Keep in mind, we are renting- so please don't judge the paint colors and other things out of my control. (Ha.) …

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Four Questions To Ask Yourself Before Making Plans This Holiday Season

December 10, 2018

Welcome to the happiest/most stressful time of the year! While we are feeling all warm and cozy and sparkly, we might also be running ourselves ragged. Call me crazy, but I have a hunch that some of us are prone to overbooking ourselves this time of year, and making "bucket lists" that are just a little bit too extra. I'm encouraging all of us, myself included, to be a little more cognizant of what we are doing and why. …

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Financial Confidence Through The OnUp Experience at Suntrust Park

December 7, 2018

If you’re local to Atlanta, have you been to the new(ish) SunTrust Park yet? It’s new to us, since we lived in California for a year during the time it was being finished, but I couldn’t wait to check it out when we got back to Atlanta. The new stadium and surrounding shopping and activities have been all the buzz for Georgians. Although we attended our first Braves game at SunTrust Park in the spring, we had yet to check…

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Seven Ways My Parenting Changed With The Last Born

December 5, 2018

If you are a mom of multiple kids, I can almost guarantee you can relate to the shift in parenting style as more children show up on the scene. We all have an idea of how we will be as a mom, and then it changes twenty more times. These are seven ways my parenting changed after having a third baby.…

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The Building That Saved My Life

December 4, 2018

This is a story about the gym. Yes, that kind of gym. The one with treadmills and dumbbells and mirrored walls and group fitness rooms. If you think that this is about to be a story about how my life changed through weight loss or nutrition, it isn’t. Just like lots of busy moms- I have always struggled to make time to get to the gym.…

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Gift The Kit: Eleven Gift Pairings To Create From Your Starter Kit

December 3, 2018

Um, hi, December! If you’re like me, your mind is on gifting and you keep trying to take advantage of the sales while not splurging too much on yourself… Ah, the battle. If you haven’t jumped on the Young Living train with me yet, December is a perfect time to get the starter kit. Why? Because I just figured out how this $160 will benefit you AND eleven lucky humans.…

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Handmade Gifts For The Home

November 23, 2018

Home gifts are always good for friends, gift exchanges, in-laws, hostesses, and grandparents! You can get a great gift without venturing too far into trends (and risking gifting something that isn’t the same style/taste). I rounded up seven quick ideas and I got them almost all from Etsy. I love to show you guys small shops and makers when I can, and this was a great opportunity!…

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Gifts for The Mom Boss

November 21, 2018

There had to be a mom gift guide, but not just any mom. Moms who are hustling as a mother AND working for themselves have a special place in my heart, and I just happened to know a few things that would make their lives a lot easier. I have some of these, and some of these are on my wishlist. They are of all different price ranges, so make sure to click the link to check them out. As…

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