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Making those DIY crafts and recipes work…no matter how many tries it takes.

| Sep 2020

27 Movies to Enjoy this Fall

Fall is upon us and I am a strong believer that fall will fix everything! (Pumpkins have to, right?) I have dived deep into my autumn decor and put away all my summer clothes. I don’t care if it’s still 80 degrees outside. I am ready to curl up with a blanket, drink hot tea, […]
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| Sep 2020
Before You Try

27 Movies to Enjoy this Fall

Fall is upon us and I am a strong believer that fall will fix everything! (Pumpkins have to, right?) I have dived deep into my autumn decor and put away all my summer clothes. I don’t care if it’s still 80 degrees outside. I am ready to curl up with a blanket, drink hot tea, […]
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| Sep 2020
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Leaning Into Fall Decor… HARD

After the strangest summer of my life (and quite possibly the strangest year) I am looking for anything new to get excited about. It might be 90 degrees outside, but I saw one single leaf change color this weekend and decided fall is NOW. I am ready to lean into autumn decor and Halloween HARD. […]
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| Aug 2020
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5 Helpful Online Learning Tips for Little Students

As tough as this year has been on a family like ours, my heart goes out to those with little kids. Parents can groan about older kids having to learn online, but for the most part my kids are self-sufficient. They can read, manage deadlines, and they can connect to a video call without help […]
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| Aug 2020
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New School Stations

I’m not an expert in Feng shui, interior design, or even crafting. In fact, we have an entire series of videos of me being terrible at anything DIY. But by the end of the last school year it became obvious our kids needed a better place to learn at home. They’ve primarily done homework at […]
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| Aug 2020
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Preparing Our Kids For School

It’s a stressful time for parents no matter what you are doing about school. Our kids are feeling our anxiety and I want to do everything possible to help them with that. So, we brought in an expert on the subject. A teacher. This week on the podcast, we had Mariah Morris, North Carolina’s 2019 […]
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| Aug 2020
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My Favorite Things for August

It’s August and it’s time to cue Julie Andrews… “These are a few of my favorite things!” This list helps me depuff, stink less, and even helps my brows recover from some poor decisions in the 1990s.  Ice Roller Don’t be fooled, I’m wearing makeup in this picture and did NOT wake up like this. […]
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| Aug 2020
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The Best Grill For You – Sponsored by ACE Hardware

This blog post is sponsored by Ace Hardware. All opinions expressed are our own. So, if you watch our videos, our marriage doesn’t exactly conform with traditional gender stereotypes. Kim knows more about car mechanics. I do most of the carpool. Kim changes the lightbulbs. Kim changes the air filters and fixes the toilets. Uh, […]
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| Aug 2020
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Up Your Zoom Game

After stepping away from a life in TV news, my first job was to teach on-camera presentation and public speaking skills to corporate executives. I loved working with individuals and groups to get more comfortable in front of a camera or a crowd. All of a sudden, my weird set of skills are coming in […]
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In most of our content, you see us having fun with, and making fun of, our family and our marriage.  There’s plenty to laugh at, there is also plenty to work on. This portion of our website is all about our ongoing quest to be better at being married to each other.  The content is a little longer form than the usual videos, but it will still make you laugh - and hopefully it’ll make you think a little!
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The Holderness family has been dancing in pajamas and singing during snow days for years — but last year they hit the record button on the camera and published their goofy video on YouTube. Penn, Kim, Lola, and Penn Charles continue to make hilarious videos around tent-pole events and circumstances most families face.