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15 Children’s Books to Check Out

15 Children’s Books to Check Out

I absolutely love reading, and one of my favorite things about becoming a mom has been diving into the magical world of children’s books. To me, children’s books are full of imagination and whimsy, and help form our kids’ perceptions of the world and of themselves. So, I wanted to share some children’s books you [...]
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All the Love and Fun as a Mama of Two Sons

All the Love and Fun as a Mama of Two Sons

Growing up I always knew I wanted to be a mama. I loved helping my mom take care of my 3 younger siblings. There’s something about by nurturing, guiding and caring for someone I love dearly that brings me so much joy.  I first found out I was pregnant at 26. It was 6am in [...]
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national parks

I Found the Unexpected in National Parks

I will be the first to admit that I am not what one might call “outdoorsy.” I don’t like camping, consider sleeping in a tent to be inhumane and once famously showed up for a hiking date wearing wedge sandals and white capris (sidenote: I married that guy. I like to remind him that he [...]
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Easy Ways to Involve Your Kids in the Kitchen

Easy Ways to Involve Your Kids in the Kitchen

Research shows that having kids help in the kitchen is tremendously beneficial. Picky eaters are often more prone to try new foods, and children in general gain a new appreciation for what goes on in the kitchen. Now, I know that having kids “help” in the kitchen often drags the process out. When you’re trying [...]
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3 Quick and Yummy Weeknight Meals

3 Quick and Yummy Weeknight Meals

I have a love-hate relationship with cooking. I love providing my family with nutritious, delicious meals, taking charge of our health and diet, and saving money on dining out. That said, my hatred for thinking about, making, and cleaning up those meals near trumps the things I love. Dinner is a daily struggle at the Cleveland [...]
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Winning Food Battles With Picky Eaters

Winning Food Battles With Picky Eaters

We want our kids to have healthy appetites and attitudes about healthy food. One of the most frustrating parenting concerns with kids seems to be the picky eaters! We can’t force feed them, we don’t want them to starve, we don’t want them eating unhealthy junk food or turning mealtime into a war zone. Just [...]
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What I Learned When I Had to Call 911

What I Learned When I Had to Call 911

I’m the WORST person to have around in an emergency. I freeze, I panic; I am basically worthless. When I was in high school, I was driving to school and turned the corner to find my best friend and her sister had been in a car accident. I pulled over, saw they were okayish, and [...]
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