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Dear Mom,

I’ve realized there is a lot I didn’t know. First of all, I didn’t know how hard it is to be a mom. I didn’t know how exhausting it is to chase after a toddler or wake up all night with a breastfeeding baby. I didn’t know I could worry so much about someone so small. […]

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Babysitters: The Struggle Is Real

Finding and keeping a babysitter. The struggle is real. (See how I used hip, teen lingo there? I try to connect with babysitters by speaking their language.)  Hunting for a babysitter is surprisingly, challenging. Some people are hilariously secretive about their sitters. You sometimes hesitate to trust younger teenagers, but the older ones have the […]

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Technology vs. Toddlers

My kids were born pre-iPad, but were thrown head first into technology as they boarded the roller coaster from Hell, also known as Adolescence.  And while we all parent differently and do what is best for our specific families here are three things I wish had done differently when it came to technology: 1. Keep […]

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Not Everyone Gets A Trophy

“We will begin working on delayed gratification in a few weeks”, my 3 year old’s teacher told me. I laughed our loud thinking she actually needs to teach more than just my 3 year old delayed gratification. We live in a world where we get what we want, when we want and now kids are […]

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Pull Your Own Happiness Wagon

You just got a new haircut (outfit, promotion at work, etc.) and you proudly walk around the next day waiting for all the positive, praise-filled comments.  Then…they never come.  Your husband, family members, or co-workers don’t seem to notice your drastic change or accomplishment at all.  Cue the negative self-talk and second guessing.   It’s […]

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A Slower Season

Girls’ nights, weekends away, double dates, shopping, coffee dates, church activities, events, volunteering….that’s what life was like not so long ago. I am now in a slower season of life, and I’m loving it. Yes, I also loved the busyness and excitement that I had grown so accustomed to before, but there’s something so sweet […]

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