Motherhood Around the World – An American mom living in Singapore

I’m so excited about this new blog series learning about the life of moms around the world. In the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing new posts with the tag #motherhoodMonday. I hope you glean as much knowledge from these posts as I have! Without further ado – meet my friend, Justine! Justine and I met at a blogging conference back in… 2016? I know that we both had one less child and probably a little more energy! Ha! I’ll let …

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Winter road trip to Niagara Falls on the cheap

What to budget and where to find a last-minute package deal *This is NOT a sponsored post, but does contain affiliate links.* My last trip to Niagara Falls was two weeks before Mr. Yoder and I said our vows! Visiting the falls in the middle of summer with my parents and 5 of my best Australian friends (holy 2004!) was just a BIT different than visiting in winter with my husband and 4 children. Lol. This trip wasn’t about doing …

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Dayton Delight: Carillon Historical Park

And 3 Tips For Your Visit So you’ve been to Cincinnati to check out the Newport Aquarium or Kings Island. You went to Cleveland to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and maybe cheer on the home team at Progressive Field.? And of course you have been to COSI in Columbus and wandered the streets of German Village. ?But Dayton. ?Dayton? ?What’s in Dayton? I found myself in this same predicament- and asking myself the same questions. 60 …

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Top Ten Reasons to Visit Lisbon, Portugal

Today I have my dear friend Richelle Z. sharing about her recent trip to Lisbon, Portugal. ?Richelle has some great tips for visiting Lisbon and while the city was never really on my radar before, it is now. ?Richelle is from?the midwest,?but is now living (and working) in the UK. ?She has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia. ?Thanks so much, Richelle!   Close your eyes for a moment and try to envision a city that is beautiful, culturally diverse, …

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Picking a pine

  Black Friday was more of a Green Friday for us! ?We headed out to our favorite tree farm to pick out the Griswold?Yoder Toter family Christmas Tree. ?We’re lucky because our?area is full of Christmas tree farms, Licking County?actually has the most in Ohio. The past couple of years we’ve gotten our tree from M & M Tree Farm. ?They don’t have a website, or an official Facebook page. ((What?!?)) They do, however, offer canaan firs, some of the …

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Life with Littles – A question for my readers

How do you run errands/complete tasks? The Yoder Toters have been struggling with something lately. ?We feel like we hardly do anything as a family, it’s always me home with the kids and Brian working, running errands, or working on a project…. or it’s Brian watching the kids while I do shopping, scout a sale, or pick up groceries. Is this just the season of life that we’re in or is this how all of you operate as well? It …

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Fall Bucket List 2015

I’m not an over-achieving mother when it comes to home-baked goods or over-involved kids, BUT I do typically make a family bucket list for each season. ?I know the practice is a little cheesy, but I think it helps us stay intentional and think about the things we want to do with our kids while they are little (although I only begrudgingly share a Starbucks drink or the pumpkin butter). Some links with my favorites: The Toasted Graham Latte?? Perfect …

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A little (quiz) about me

So I realized I’ve been blogging now for 6 months! ?Holy cow! However,?there isn’t a ton of personal stuff on this blog other than what we get up to now or then, or when I talk a little more about my faith. ?I thought it may be fun to do a little quiz so you all would know more about me. ?I’m not sure if this is a good idea or not.   What was your favorite food when you …

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