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We Patch….

Last year, for a full year, my child wore an eye patch. This was due to an acute onset of lazy eyes and cross eyes. Literally one day between 5pm and 530pm, while sitting in his highchair, his eyes crossed and they stayed that way. No trauma, no illness present, no warning signs.  Cross eyes/ lazy eyes (technically called […]

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The Nap Time Cycle

The Nap Time Cycle Nap times are glorious. Even better: two naps. If your child takes two naps, give that baby a kiss.   It is all kind of short lived because, eventually and suddenly those two naps a day start to fade, and then, one glorious nap just drops away. Poof.  You’re a bit perplexed, but you manage to […]

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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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