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Calm the Heck Down!

I have always been an anxious person. It is in my Type A/OCD nature. I’m a planner. I make lists, map out the best routes for vacations, and research restaurants. Sure, I like my dose of spontaneity once in a while, but I thrive with order. Chaos makes me lose my mind. I am also […]

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You’re a Good Mom

When days are filled with sippy cups, drop offs, pick ups, dinner, stories and a mad dash to bed time, I never stop and think about what kind of parent I’ve become. The days are long, but the weeks are short, and my once tiny baby is flourishing as a sweet, funny, independent toddler. Did […]

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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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And The Thunder Rolls

We’ve been having a slew of storms here and this momma has been dealing with a minimum of one, up to 3 kids (plus the dog, every night) joining me and the hubs in our bed and/or being relegated to camping on the floor near our bed. So, in honor of this fun little adventure […]

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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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