Reading Log Printable


If your kids are like my kids, they love tracking things. Kids, like adults, need encouragement when reaching for goals. Whether you have a child who loves reading/being read to or are in the midst of encouraging your child to read more– setting goals is motivating for everyone. A reading log is a great way…

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20 Ground Beef Recipes

20 Ground Beef Recipes

The ever dreaded question–What’s for dinner? Sometimes it feels like we are eating the same five things over and over again. We love buying ground beef in bulk and browning it all at once. That way a quick and a delicious meal is easy to throw together. We often find ourselves wondering what to do…

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Birthday Breakfast


It is hard to believe my little girl is 4! It is absolutely unreal how quickly it has all passed. So unreal, that it wasn’t until my sister-in-law sent out invites for their son’s birthday, which is a week after Eleanor’s, that I realized I better pull something together. We literally texted my family to…

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Kid Journal Pages Printable


It is hard to believe that just a year ago I was fretting over sending my baby off to Kindergarten. Okay, the transition was rough! Sure, we stumbled a bit before finding the right fit, but it all turned out to be more then okay in the end. In January Quinn started at his new…

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Hudson Turns Two


Hudson turned two on April 16 and I am just now getting around to documenting it. Just looking at the pictures, I can see he has already changed. The weather was iffy on Hudson’s birthday and we didn’t have any specific plans. We picked Eleanor up from school and daddy from work and had lunch…

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New Adventures, Old Favorites


This post brought to you by Stride Rite. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Balancing Home. We fell in love with Stride Rite six years ago when we were shoe shopping for our first. We loved having him properly measured and Stride Ride had great variety, especially when I’m on the hunt…

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Patriotic Printable Pack


We kept things pretty generic for this patriotic printable pack. We wanted you to be able to use it for cheering on the women in the World Cup, celebrating the Fourth of July, representing during Flag day, showing you support during Memorial day or being an awesome fan during the Olympics. This printable party pack…

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A Patriotic Porch


I don’t know if you happened to catch our porch makeover. Last year we finally did something about the dated wrought iron and ratty carpet. You can check out all the details here. To give you an idea of how bad it was, I leave you with this: I’m super excited to announce that our…

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Bucket List Items


Did any of you fall in love with the Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team during their March Madness run? My husband and I are both UW-Madison alumni. We met there and are raising some pretty big Badger fans ourselves. The Badgers had an incredible run, beating undefeated Kentucky to make it to the National Championship…

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Easter 2015


Lately, keeping up with life seems pretty tricky. I haven’t had a handle on laundry for months. My house seems to live in a constant state of disaster. Even if it is cleaned, that barely makes it 24 hours. I have felt more exhausted with this pregnancy than any of the others. I’ve barely touched…

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Printable Calendar Hanging With Gecko Hooks