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Never Say Never

I remember the summer of 2005 like it was yesterday. I was 18 years old, and moving 335 miles from everything I ever knew. We packed up my dad’s Tahoe and headed east to St. Louis. I, like most college-bound freshmen, told myself I was never coming back. I had no idea how life can completely change what’s important.  I had […]

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Hot Mess Homemaker

Let’s just be honest for a moment. I’m not a great homemaker. I’m not the kind with the chore charts and gold stars, the kind who has the schedule outlined perfectly on a wall sized calendar, the kind who has each meal planned for the week on Sunday, the kind who exercises before the kids wake […]

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Dealing with Motion Sick Kids

If you’re lucky like me (insert sarcastic font), you have a child whose stomach does not appreciate being in moving vehicles for long periods of time, and reminds you of this frequently by upheaving the contents of said stomach all over your poor child’s lap. Or your lap. Or both. After dealing with my own […]

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Finding the Chaotic Peace

I remember being one of those people before I had kids. A child would act out in a public, whether it be a restaurant, a grocery store or church, I didn’t care: my child was not going to act out like yours. Fast forward 4 years – I am in sweatpants because it’s pretty much […]

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Dear Younger Me

I’m thirty today.  Not twenty-nine and a half, not twenty-nine and three-quarters, not almost thirty—just thirty. I’m not telling you that I was born thirty years ago today so that you will celebrate my birth. I don’t want you to congratulate me on only turning thirty, and I don’t need you to tell me how young I am (I realize […]

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To the First Time Mom

Newborns should come with an instruction manual. It should be mandatory that hospitals send them home with each new baby. Twins? Two instruction manuals. Triplets? You get the idea. Being a first time mother the first couple of months were…let’s call it intense! I took the recommended birthing classes and a newborn safety class (which […]

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The Greatness of the Minivan

Can I get a shout out from all the minivan driving, minivan loving, minivan living mommas out there? I mean, does anyone else realize how much of our lives as moms are spent in the minivan? No. They don’t.  Minivans are the Renaissance Men of today. If a minivan were a person, it would be […]

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Mommy’s Lifesavers

“I can’t live without it!” A common phrase uttered by nearly every 21st century mom when referring to her mommy “must-haves”. The items that keep her trucking along day after day, allowing her brain to function at maximum capacity (as allowed by babies and toddlers), and to keep her from having tantrums of her own.   As a mom of […]

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