Preschooler #DisneySide Fun at our Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Party!

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Baby Jo loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse #DisneySide

Baby Jo drops everything when Mickey Mouse Clubhouse begins. She beams and says, “Mickeeeeeeeeeey Cu-ouse!” When it was on back-to-back one day, she tossed an empty snack bowl in the air and danced with joy, both hands on her face as she squealed with delight! I couldn’t wait to share a Disney Side @Home Celebration with her. We invited the kids’ cousins and family friends to join us in showing our Disney Side!

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(Kinda) Wordless Wednesday: “Why You’re So Awesome”

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I found this adorable gift book that I just had to buy for Hubster. It’s a tiny book with a bunch of fill-in-the-blanks. You can make it as silly or as serious as you’d like. I had fun filling these out, mentioning things like I’m thankful he chose me and we would make an awesome water polo team. If you’re not sure what to give someone, but want to give them a personalized gift, you should check this out. Hilarious and sweet! I found my, “Why You’re So Awesome,” gift book on Amazon.

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$5 Off The Color Run 2015 Shine Tour!

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2015 Shine Tour The Color Run

Music. Color. Smiles. Shine. Laughter. Dancing.

Would you be surprised to find those things on race day at a 5k? All that joy is standard when you arrive at the Happiest 5k on the Planet. The Color Run is back and better than ever for 2015, as it releases its Shine Tour! The Color Run is now the single largest event series in the world, with over 300 events in 50+ countries in 2014. With more cities being added to the list, you’re likely to find an event close to you.

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C’s Visit to the Autism Clinic

C playing piano
Last summer, we put C’s name on a waiting list for the Waisman Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. This clinic is part of UW Health and we were told it was the best place to go in Wisconsin for a complete, holistic evaluation for an autism diagnosis. C finally had his appointment late last week. I was so anxious about it that I barely slept, and afterward I was so exhausted that with the exception of a hasty Facebook post I hid from the world.

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30-Minute Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe

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When Hubster and I moved to Minnesota for graduate school, we never expected what was about to happen. I got pregnant immediately, became too ill for my graduate assistantship and had to withdraw from school. We found ourselves living beneath the poverty line with a baby on the way. I quickly learned how to coupon and make cheap meals. When your grocery budget is $25 per week, meat becomes a luxury and you learn to incorporate a lot of beans into your diet. Beans are a great option for budget-friendly protein. This Chicken Enchilada Soup recipe was one of my go-to meals using affordable canned ingredients. Only after Hubster graduated and we moved back to Wisconsin for his professional position did we start adding chicken to this soup.

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