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Judged At The Playground

My child fell off the monkey bars and other parents called me out for not standing right next to next to him when it happened.  I had the same thoughts about myself.  Where was I? I was sitting on the bench. My husband was chasing our toddler twins and our oldest child was happily playing nearby.  […]

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Copy My Vacation: Oklahoma City

Fire up the iPads and don’t forget the headphones…it’s time to get out of town with the kids. If you’re looking to get away for a few days, or the just weekend, I have the trip for you. My family of six recently drove to Oklahoma City for a two night, three day vacay and it […]

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While You’re Raising Strong Women, I’ll Raise Strong Men

Many of my girl mom friends have been posting lately about raising strong women during the month of Women’s History.  The empowerment they feel in #raisingstrongwomen is inspiring for sure.  To all those moms doing their best to raise strong women- I’m with you.  Keep it up.  God blessed me with four boys.  I’m not raising strong women, but my boys are being […]

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Mom-Hacks, Laundry Edition!

How do you handle all of the clothes? There is just so much laundry with littles running around. Changing outfits on the hour.  No worries, I have a solution. Its called the dot system.  I made the name up, but it is what it says it is.  This system is so simple and it makes it […]

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Wanted: Cool Mom Friend For My Tribe

Mom of four boys,  self-proclaimed cool, laid-back and easy-going seeks other cool moms who want to have play dates with alcohol. For us, obviously.  Applicants must enjoy dinners without children. But, must also enjoy barbecues with children. In addition, this person should enjoy adult conversation at late night dinner parties while the kids play away from us. Must be […]

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I Am The Stump

At the end of the day I feel like a stump. Not just any stump, I’m referring to the stump in one of my favorite books to read to my boys, Shel Silverstein’s, The Giving Tree.  The message is, ’tis better to give than to receive. I am behind that message 100% and try to instill it in my […]

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Valentine’s Gifts for a Tired Mom

Dear Sweet, loving and kind husband, Valentine’s Day is upon us. So, just in case you are at a loss for great gifts for me this V-Day,  I have some ideas for you. Any one of these, to me, is better than a box of chocolates and a dozen roses. Those gifts mentioned are always appreciated, of course, […]

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My Husband and I Have a Safe Word and It’s Not What You Think

Have you ever forgotten  just how badly an outing ended with the kids? You’ve pushed on, attempting more fun even when everything is quickly going south. You hushed that little voice reminding you of the last time and thought this time it will be different…. Been there, done that. Occasionally our outings go so well that we can add on other fun […]

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What Is That Smell?

What’s that smell? No, seriously where is it coming from?  Potty training is not my forte. But, somehow I got there, four boys done and dusted, twins and all.  But I digress, this post is less about potty training and more about that smell.   Boy moms, you know what I am talking about. The smell in the […]

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Why Getting Away Is So Good (for me)

My recent weekend away with girlfriends was a much needed break from the mundane mommy life I lead these days. It was a time to enjoy adult conversation and drinks and also uninterrupted meals, laughter, inappropriate stories, old memories and pure girl talk. It was 3 glorious days in the city without the title of mom and wife. Instead […]

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