thebusybudgetingmama Was tagged by @stilettodiapers for a #WIDN....I'm in bed trying to get through this nausea! baby #4 is rocking my world. thankful for @laurashort27 for bringing food for my family tonight. You saved me. Trying to distract myself with phone work/Instagram. Do you ever wish you could just hang out with all the awesome creative women you follow? Like one big party. Haha. Who lives near Charlotte NC?? Any bloggers or businesses near me? All day hang out! 😛 13h
  •   jessicaleighhoover I am in Morganton. Not too far! 11h
  •   mpeterson5 Charlotte mama here. 10h
  •   letteredlife Yay for Charlotte!! I'm near lake Norman! 10h
  •   kimberlysweet Dinner time is the worst for me!! (11 weeks along!) I'm in Cornelius, but I'm not a blogger or business lady & I don't have any energy to hang out. Haha. But I feel your pain. I'm thankful for cinnamon red hots. I keep my pockets filled. It helps. Also, Plantation Mint Tea & Lipton's Noodle Soup with Saltines! Hallelujah 9h
  •   mylifewellloved I wish so too!!!!! 9h
  •   hesterway22 Oh I wish. Anyone around the austin, tx area? 9h
  •   cherylprintup Feel better soon!! I'm in Indian trail :D 8h
  •   raisingthemartins Gorgeous 8h

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thebusybudgetingmama Holding on tight to his winter Pom Pom hat. Won't ever wear it when he should, but will nap with it.. Makes sense. 19h

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thebusybudgetingmama Looked over and found Micah "counting" and making this face. He was so proud of his mathematics and pen doodling skills. He is everything. 1d

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thebusybudgetingmama Party trays make everything better. This applies to most life situations, but especially afternoon kids going stir crazy situations. They are currently going from a wild pack of cats to a traveling gymnast show. Losing control. Send back up @blesnefsky 2d

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thebusybudgetingmama This old post makes me smile so much! Loved creating these diy details for a St Patrick's Day party! The rainbow seed Printables are in my etsy shop! {perfect for class or teacher gifts. Neighbor treats or play date favors!} printable PDF so you can reuse every year.. Printing as many as you want! Theprettypaperie.etsy.com Look how little my girls are! 2d

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thebusybudgetingmama Monday, I'm gonna own you. #wegotthis 2d

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thebusybudgetingmama Micah you're speaking my language. Playing nap time/astronauts blasting off from comfy pillows and blankies. 3d

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thebusybudgetingmama Shared my heart on the blog tonight...how I'm learning to be content in my season of life. I know I'm not the only one who struggles with reality slowing me down. 😛 ps. I still have a few open ad spots left. Small business and blog rate is $40 Natalie@the busybudgetingmama.com happy to create the ad spot for you! 3d
  •   ameelove3 I sent you an email via your website but not sure if it went through. When I hit submit, I got a message that Internet connection was lost. Fingers crossed you got it. @thebusybudgetingmama 3d
  •   alovelymessat1016 Awesome post! Feeling these same struggles daily- family first! 3d
  •   sunshinemomma1017 That was great! Shared it on my Twitter and G+ 3d
  •   renee_cook The grass is greener quote- my pastor at the church I grew up in said that a lot. I wonder if we went to the same church or listened to the same pastor :) 3d
  •   tiffanyslash Amen 3d
  •   typicalcheryl I struggle with not being able to "do it all" a lot. It gives me comfort to know I'm not alone. Thank you! Wishing you and your family all the best in this and every season of your life. 3d
  •   wifemomonline This is a hard lesson to learn. I've been drilling this message in my head for a few years now. Most days I'm successful. 3d
  •   tricia_mabel @thebusybudgetingmama Do you still have spots left?!? 8h

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thebusybudgetingmama Yesterday sienna threw a smashing tea party. I need to make some lent themed felt food options for their Friday tea parties...maybe a fried fish sand which and Mac n cheese. I have been so down for the count this week with morning sickness. Yesterday I went to bed when the kids did. Wild Friday night people. Today is looking the same. 4d
  •   ritaa709 Cute 4d
  •   sweetbycandy I spy one of my play menus on the floor that makes my heart happy! Sorry your feeling so sick!! Hope it lifts soon!! 4d
  •   kredden12 I am in my 2nd trimester of my 3rd pregnancy and I am still extremely tired and have morning sickness. 4d
  •   jmgjmg123123 Where did u get all the food? I love it 4d
  •   kam_cam_ Girl I'm sorry you've been feeling so crummy! Hope better days are around the corner. 4d
  •   wjsully2 Me too! 2nd trimester of my third pregnancy and I have my days of being sick and extremely tried! It hits me sometimes all of a sudden and I need to nap. Lucky it's when ones sleeping the the oldest is good to let me sleep for 20 mins. But good luck!! 3d
  •   laurashort27 Hope you get a breather soon mama! 3d
  •   augiegrad03 I've been in bed at 8:00pm every night since we found out I'm expecting. #pregnantmamaproblema 3d

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thebusybudgetingmama We are tackling this shoelace thing. This was a parenting thing that slipped through the cracks haha. Too many Velcro shoes! She is close to getting it... Sometimes she does it and her proud face is much happier than her trying/thinking face. But I love them both. You got this girl! 🐇 5d
  •   pictureiton Awesome shot! Capture moments like these on canvas to be cherished forever. 5d
  •   pictureiton Link in our bio! @thebusybudgetingmama 5d
  •   kimberlydonn when I was teaching Kindergarten, I had one child that couldn't write her name our your her shoes. the mom said, "we forgot! she's the 4th child!" I totally got that. you're all good there. 5d
  •   binksandbabe zach has no interest - it's going to be a summer goal! haha 5d
  •   team_antunes31 I made fake shoes on a board with laces and anywhere we went my son could practice 5d
  •   amymiller I teach my kids how to tie shoes using a jump rope around their legs. Think of their legs as the shoe- jump rope under both sitting down on floor and we sing..." Pull to the left, pull to the right- make those laces tight tight tight. Make a loop, go around, push it through and there it's found." Jump rope easier to hold onto until they get it- not so frustrating 5d
  •   lisamarie_mmt My sons teacher assigned learning to tie your shoes as a show and tell assignment. Only took a couple days and my not to interested son, learned how to tie his shoes! Best show and tell assignment ever! 4d
  •   cortneygreen Nordstrom does a free shoe typing class and it is on the money!!! 2d

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thebusybudgetingmama If you are interested in ad spots on my blog email me today! Filling my open spots! Would love to help you reach your social media and marketing goals! Blog and Small Business rate is $40 and includes one month on my blog and a social media share. Natalie@thebusybudgetingmama.com. Happy to chat more about it! 5d

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thebusybudgetingmama Double date night to #qcommons Charlotte! @blesnefsky 5d

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thebusybudgetingmama These girls love each other fiercely. Sisters...One minute best friends the next fighting over who is the puppy and who is the 'little' sister. The other day I overheard an upset sienna tell Sophie she's not playing with her, she's waiting for her new little sister. Lol. That lasted a good 4 minutes. Then they were suddenly a baby and grandma cat packing up their house for a trip. High school years I'm not rushing you. 6d

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thebusybudgetingmama Lucky charms and sibling snuggles before they went to bed. 6d

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thebusybudgetingmama I might be eating 3 oranges a day... It's all I want! Give the pregnant lady all the fruit! A fun $$ Prize Pack Giveaway with Simply Juice Drinks is on the blog! This couldn't have come at a more fitting time! (link in bio) 7d
  •   ellingkate @jmw210 i only wanted fruits dairy and sweets as well! 7d
  •   ktranta I was like that with apples! I was having three a day. Now...pears. Or cantaloupe 7d
  •   lindsaylou2424 I craved fruit a ton during both of my pregnancies... I guess there are definitely worse things! 7d
  •   michalbeer I also craved oranges with my first! Except they weren't in season so it was tough to get 7d
  •   jlwhitman09 I wish I craved fruits. I craved any and all kinds of cakes or pastries 7d
  •   marciehalden I craved watermelon:) 6d
  •   allorahjordan I just want all the pineapple!! 6d
  •   familykerney Yum ! My craving is oranges too. Baby #2 6d

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thebusybudgetingmama I used every last bit of energy to pull out dinner tonight! But it was worth it. So yummy and the kids "helped!" - mini buffalo chicken pizzas, mini pepperoni pizzas, salad and fried mozzarella. Can you tell the pregnancy craving ingredient of the night? 1w

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thebusybudgetingmama All hands on deck! Leave no cheese behind!! 1w

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thebusybudgetingmama Coming up on one year since my health scare. Writing the words "I thought I might Die" just seems crazy and not even real. Shared On the blog how I'm learning to be thankful for that suffering and drawing strength for the future. Whatever it may hold. My husband recently started writing a blog- The Striving Christian Man. He wrote his reflections as we face one year and it makes me want to cry. So thankful for this man in my life. And where we are today. God is good. 1w
  •   lauren_sylvester628 God is good! 1w
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  •   msginabean I just sat here and cried. I'm going thru a very scary health issue myself and Thursday go for further testing, I'm just not ready to think about leaving my 3 boys and my husband. I just know that with God on my side I will be the strong warrior with His shield to protect me. Thank you for you, and your incredible blog post today. 1w
  •   babywearinmama I remember this so well... as im sure you do Natalie! You are a soldier and your strength coming from Ben and the Lord was so amazing and inspirational!!!! 1w
  •   kam_cam_ So thankful for His faithfulness and your health!! 1w
  •   myattemptatmotherhood That was such a scary time for all of your followers! I can't even imagine for your family. God is good and so glad everything turned out the way it did. 1w
  •   megromeo Love u 1w
  •   theliveinkitchen I'm loving your husband's blog! He has a great perspective on things. 1w

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thebusybudgetingmama Quick trip to target for the essentials. Oranges, milk, bread and baby wipes. Somehow Nutella ended up in my cart. I think Micah nailed this selfie. 1w

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thebusybudgetingmama Micah's word of the day... HOORAY. Talent of the day... Going cross eyed and saying nose. Loving the pretty fluffy snow falling today! 1w

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