Overnight Oats: Making Mornings Easier {Recipe}

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Breakfast: the most important meal of the day, or so the doctors and scientists say.  Yet most of us do not give breakfast the attention it deserves.  If you are rushing through your mornings, you might think you don’t have time for breakfast (these overnight oats just might change your mind).

That’s certainly what I thought.

Most mornings, I threw back a couple cups of coffee (literally – when you have four kids, you drink it fast if you want it hot) and often didn’t feel hungry for breakfast.  The results showed around 10 a.m. – I was cranky and tired and hungry.

I knew I needed a better breakfast habit, but nothing thrilled me.  There was nothing I actually wanted to eat that didn’t require cooking, which was out of the question. So the occasional morning I managed to find a minute to scarf down something, I usually poured a bowl or cereal or grabbed a granola bar.

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How to Successfully Shop for Second-Hand Furniture

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In our recent move, we got rid of a lot of our furniture.  I shopping for second-hand furniture at two thrift stores last weekend to see what I could come up with for our new family room space and the dining room.

Three hours later, I came home empty handed.

Part of me wanted to cry because I view shopping as a sad waste of time.  I’d rather be spending that time on a million other things.  At least if I put in the hours, I want there to be something to show for it.

But I took solace in the fact that while three hours for nothing didn’t seem like a win, it actually was.  I didn’t buy anything I didn’t love.  And by love, I mean, jump for joy that it will be in my home kind of love.

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Why We Are a One-Car Family (& How We Make It Work)

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We are a one-car family living in the suburbs of Raleigh.

My husband takes the car to work most days of the week.  I stay home with our four kids (ages 7 and under) all day long.  He’s at work from 7:30 am until around 6 pm.  I also homeschool.

Let me explain.

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2 Reasons I Love my Target REDCard (#2 will surprise you!)

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“Do you want to open a Target REDCard today and save 5% on all your purchases?”

If you’ve ever set foot in Target, you’ve heard this line at the checkout.  Most of us are so used to hearing it, that we don’t give it a second thought.  And if you already have existing store credit cards, you probably decline the offer…again and again and again.

After all, 5% doesn’t sound like all that much. Most people decline after the first sentence, cutting the cashier off before he can list all the other card benefits.

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