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Angelyn Harrenstein

I am a wife and mother to two children. I believe there is always, always, always something to be thankful for.

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Fashion

My Favorite Things: Fashion Edition

While I am unsure if you readers in the U.K. shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale…

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Health & Beauty

My Favorite Things: Beauty Edition

A couple of years ago I faced some sudden and unexpected health issues. 

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Special Needs

My Favorite Things: Special Needs Edition

Our son with special needs will be turning four years old in just a couple of weeks.  

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Fashion

Spring Trends: Save vs Splurge

Spring is coming, spring is coming!  I am ready for warmer temperatures and…

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Food

Healthy Food Swap

Winter is coming to an end soon (hopefully) here in the Midwest, and after eating…

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Health & Beauty

15 Easy Ways to Beat Stress and Boost Happiness

I need this post as much as anyone else out there.  

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Special Needs

Valentine’s Day Fun for the Whole Family

Valentine's Day Fun for the Whole Family

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Food

Ideas for a Super Accessible Superbowl

Remember as you make your Super Bowl plans that they should be plans that are fun…

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Special Needs

Special Needs Families: Storytelling

After never having heard of Storytelling Week, I decided to do a little research…

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Fashion

Christmas Night Outfit

Every year I look forward to Christmastime.  

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Special Needs

Say Cheese

Every summer we book a family photo session with our favorite local photographer.  

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Special Needs

The New Christmas Gift Rule: Kids

I saw an idea on Pinterest a couple of years ago and thought it was excellent.  

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Food, Special Needs

Thanksgiving Meals

Our family has spent every other year for the last six years in the hospital. …

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Health & Beauty

Refresh and De-stress

Writing on this topic of taking time for myself to be refreshed and de-stress has…

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Food

Meal Planning Tips

Please tell me I’m not the only adult on Earth that finds very little enjoyment…

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Fashion

Bundle Up: Cold weather clothing for adults

It’s coming, everyone. The cooler temperatures that sneak in with fall…

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Fashion

Bundle Up Girls - Kids’ cold weather gear for under $40

Fall…it’s a refreshing time of year marked by a dramatic cool down here…

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Fashion

Bundle Up Boys - Kids’ cold weather gear for under $40

Fall…it’s a refreshing time of year marked by a dramatic cool down here…

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Special Needs, Health & Beauty

More “Me Time”

This is a topic that gets written on quite a lot, probably because it’s something…

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Favorite Things

I'd like to share a list of several of our current favorite things in the hopes…

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Fashion

Quick Change White Denim

As a busy wife and mother of two small children that still likes to be fashionable,…

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Fashion

3 Ways to Wear: A Striped Tee

I am a pretty frugal person by nature, and a good bargain gives me an adrenaline…

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Fashion

Fashion: Splurge vs Save

Have you seen the various blogs where they show you either a piece of furniture or…

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Special Needs

Creating a Stress-Free Holiday for Kids with Special Needs

The upcoming holiday season is supposed to be a time of joy and cheer, celebrating…

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Special Needs

5 Cool Gifts for Kids with Disabilities

With the holidays coming right up I thought I’d share a post of some of the…

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Special Needs

First Haircut Tips for Kids with Special Needs

There’s a post going around facebook of a barber who got on the floor to give…

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Special Needs

Top Five Ways to Create an Awkward Moment with a Special Needs Parent

People love to help one another.  I love to help people, too.  One way…

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Advice for Seating Consultations - Raising a Child with Special Needs

We had another 'first' yesterday in our household.  Our son was fitted…

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Where’s the ‘Easy’ Button? - Raising Children with Disabilities

Having children comes with an abundance of challenges and rewards.  I always…

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