I am preparing our household for a year of Pre-K and I can’t stop thinking about how fast the years have gone by! I know every parent feels this same way, but I remember bringing home two newborns and thinking, “how will I survive the day with them all by myself?” In a flash my girls were two and interested in learning their ABC’s. I thought, “how am I going to teach them? I am not a teacher!” For me, each new stage brought about a new panic. I felt like I was not prepared enough and when I was finally prepared we ushered in the next stage. But, somehow we made it work! Thankfully, I have a blog. I can go back and look at what I did during those tough times to survive. Now, I get to share some of them with you!


3 Simple Tips for A Smooth Morning

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7 Pop And Drop Freezer Meals

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3 Easy Steps to Feeling Organized

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Pom Poms and Cardboard Boxes

Easy materials you may already have at home.

10 Fun ABC Easy Everyday Activities

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3 Fun Ways To Use Paint Swatches

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How to Make Extra Money Without Leaving For Work


Christmas in July My $150 Spending Plan


Family Savings Jar Dimes For Disney

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Remember to Take Thyme For Yourself!

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Don’t worry moms you are gonna make it! The days are long but the years are short. I thought this was so cliche when I first heard it, but it is so very true. I know you will do great!


The Whatever Mom is a full time wife and twin mama living on coffee and wine. She enjoys the pure rush of cleaning the potty between loads of laundry. It is her dream that moms everywhere accept and embrace the Whatever Mom philosophy which can be found here.