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Paying Homage to My Dirty Home

May 13, 2014 by Calley Pate, 5 Comments

The bottoms of our feet are dingy. There are dust bunnies under my bed. There is soap scum in the shower. There is pet hair on the sofa. Clutter and me? We're BFFs! ...and I'm OK with that!  Before you cross me off your "must visit" list let me clarify a few... Read More

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The Perfect Mother’s Day

May 9, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

What would the perfect Mother's Day look like to you? Would it be a vase full of flowers?  Breakfast in bed?  A handmade gift from your child?  An hour to yourself without your kids clawing at your legs?  A day out with friends at the spa? Things have changed a lot... Read More

The Sleepless Mama

May 1, 2014 by Calley Pate, 3 Comments

...zzzzzzz! Oh, hi there friends!  You would think that having an hour to myself on an airplane I would actually catch up on some sleep, but instead I'm here!  8 days ago my son got sick with what I thought was food poisoning.  He vomited shortly after dinner and went right... Read More

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A Mom’s Guide to Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

April 24, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

Did you know that today was Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day?  How does this affect you as a mom?  Perhaps you are a stay-at-home-mom or a single mom and don't have a traditional "job" to take your kids to.  There are still valuable lessons for your children to learn... Read More

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Reasons Why I Love Flats

April 24, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

Do you love flats?  Not the cloth diaper kind, but the shoes!  Ballet flats!   As a working mom with two very active kids, flats are my go-to shoe of choice (well besides my flip flops of course).  Let me count for you all the reasons I love flats.... They are... Read More


Can your kids be friends?

April 20, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

Do your kids fight? Do they argue over the silliest things? Do they drive you insane with their petty jealousy? Maybe it's time for a family vacation! My kids are almost 6 years apart in age so the sibling dynamics are much different than me and my brother. My brother... Read More

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MightyNest Earth Day Challenge & Giveaway

April 14, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

Will you take the MightyNest Earth Day Challenge with me? Take the Mighty Nest Challenge for Earth Day! Putting toxic chemicals under your arms stinks!  That's why MightyNext, an internet retailer of extraordinarily high quality and safe products for your home and family,... Read More


Got Stinky Pits?

April 13, 2014 by Calley Pate, 4 Comments

Did you know that there are hidden toxins in most deodorants?  It's been years since I put a traditional deodorant on, most of the ones you find at the grocery store or big box store contain aluminum, parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, and other toxins.  There are... Read More

Great Cloth Diaper Change

#GCDC2014 Twitter Party & Prizes

April 10, 2014 by Calley Pate, 216 Comments

It's almost here, the 4th Annual Great Cloth Diaper Change (GCDC) is scheduled for Saturday, April 26th at 11am (local time).  To help build up some excitement about the diaper change we've decided to host a special Earth Day GCDC Twitter Pre-Party to celebrate and get... Read More

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Peeps Bunny Trail Mix

April 10, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

Peeps Bunny Trail Mix #peepsonality What do you do with a big box of Peeps (thank you Peeps and Co) if you don't want your kids to eat them all in one day?  Cook and make snacks of course!  I'm always looking for fun ways to include some sweet treats for the kids without... Read More