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Trading Places

You can ask me my favorite place in the world and without hesitation I will answer Playa del Carmen in Quintana Roo, Mexico. The Mayan Riviera. Turquoise waters that deepen to a beautiful shade of sapphire. Sugar white sand. Fresh coconuts and bananas. Amazing seafood. Vibrant embroidered floral dresses and fresh guacamole.  But I discovered the […]

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The “C” Word No Mom Ever Wants to Hear

Have you ever watched your child suffer? Like, really suffer? I’m not talking about a scraped-knee, a stubbed-toe or even a broken heart. Those things hurt, don’t get me wrong, but moms can usually turn the tears into smiles with the mention of a popsicle or a shiny new toy.  Can you imagine a popsicle […]

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The Sleepover Dilemma

My husband and I have had long conversations about what we will do when our children start getting asked to sleep over. One part of me wants them to be able to experience this side of growing up and another part of me screams NO for all the reasons you might imagine. I do not […]

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COE: I over-planned our summer!

The whole idea of summer break as a mom is somewhat new to me. My oldest just finished kindergarten and before that was only in preschool three half-days a week so I didn’t really get much a break anyway. But as her last few weeks of kindergarten came to a close, I started panicking about […]

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I’m Not a “Crunchy” Mom Anymore

When I had my first son, I was such a warrior of truth. I researched–to the bone–all things related to childbirth, pregnancy, and baby. I had my cloth diapers ready. I was committed to a 100% natural delivery and breastfeeding. I  only allowed my baby to have organic food. I only used handmade and clean […]

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Dear Daughters…..

For the first few years of my kids’ lives I felt like a bad mother for not wanting to sit down and make gigantic scrapbooks full of my kids’ baby photos. I am not the mom that scrapbooks or collages (or anything crafty for that matter). Not my speed. I wouldn’t consider myself the “Susie home-maker” type. I […]

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Prayers from a Mama’s Heart

I have been a mama for almost three years now, and have been a christian for nearly 24 years. As a christian, prayer has been a big part of my life but never has it been a tool I’ve used more than I do now that I’m a parent (especially in these recent toddler days). […]

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Confessions of a Homeschool Mom

They say confession is good for the soul, so let’s just get on with it. First, I am not a “homeschool mom” in the way in which you’re thinking. Rather, I am a mom (a new one at that) and I was homeschooled. The title still fits, so I went with it.  Moving on….  Second, […]

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Guide To Birthday Parties In and Around Northwest Arkansas

As moms, birthday parties can be stressful. To make things easier on us all, we have compiled a list of birthday party venues in Northwest Arkansas.  Princess Party Palace NWA – 925 N College Ave, Fayetteville – #479-799-6133 If your child loves all things princesses, this is your best bet! This venue is fully decorated as […]

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