Best of the Web- March 19

Happy weekend!  I’m back with my favorite links from the past week: Life When the News Makes You Feel Like America’s Sinking and Jesus is Fast Asleep via Lisa-Jo Baker The Clutter-Depression Anxiety Cycle: How to Stop It via nourishing minimalism Say ‘sadness’ to Siri in Cleveland, and she answers with Browns’ stadium via Washington Post  –  Hilarious! Parenting Simplifying Childhood May Protect Against Mental Health Issues via HuffPost  (Another reason to get rid of toys!) Travel 7 under-the-radar family travel destinations via …

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One Year Blog Anniversary – GIVEAWAY

Hi everyone!  Today marks a year since I went live with the blog.  Thank you so much for reading my words and following along.  As a thank you, I’m doing a giveaway through Rafflecopter!  You have to answer one question (it’s multiple choice!) and you gain more entries for following me on all social media platforms. The raffle ends Sunday, Feb 14th at 11pm EST.  This is only open to US Residents.  One random winner will be picked and I’ll let you …

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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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Best of the Web- November 15

Halfway through November?  I can not believe it!!  We had a great time in Florida (even moreso once everyone returned to healthy– and look for some upcoming blogs on what to do around Fort Myers Beach) but now it’s time to focus on the holidays!  I am usually much more organized than this, but it seems that with every child we have added, I’ve been less and less prepared.  Go figure!   Here are my favorite web links from this …

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Best of the Web- October 31

Hi everyone and Happy Halloween.  I’m over the treats and fright and ready to move on to my favorite holiday season. Here are my favorite links from the past week- or two- since I missed you last weekend! Life/Family 5 Ways to Make the Best of Your Family Time via Time-Warp Wife  (Spoiler: Create a Bucket List is one of them-  check out our Fall Bucket List – we’ve done 5 so far! How a Vacation to Italy Reminded Me …

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Best of the Web- Oct 17

Thanks for stopping by for another weekend list of my favorite reads! Life Prepare the child for the road, not the road for the child via For Every Mom From the top of the proverbial hill via Art of Simple   Finances Mortgage Free by age 30 via Well Kept Wallet How to figure out when you can retire via Budgets are Sexy  (Because retirement isn’t about your age)!   Travel As a travel agent, I would have never booked …

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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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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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Best of the Web- September 19

Hi everyone- Here are my favorite links from this week! Life/faith How to be at peace with your choices via (in)courage Money I try to avoid Wal-Mart like the plague,bBut some of these fall pieces are so inexpensive and trendy that I may just have to close my eyes (and ears) and shop!  Ha.  Off the Rack: Fall Fashion Highlights at Wal-Mart via Budget Babe 9 Money Secrets of the Amish–  I can’t have a blog called Yoder Toter and not …

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