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5 Toddler Gifts Even Parents Love

5 Toddler Gifts Even Parents Love

We have a tradition with our closest friends where we give their children the most obnoxious presents we can find. Past years’ prized gifts have included the infamous inflatable tyrannosaurus rex costume, an adult-sized ball, and the Pie In the Face game. Don’t worry, this list is not that list. In all our years of [...]
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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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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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The Staying Power of Girlfriends: My Tribe

The Staying Power of Girlfriends: My Tribe

At First... My husband and I were lucky with five wonderful years as a couple before our first of three children joined us. We were ready to expand our family. We shared in the natural fears of wondering if we would be good parents or how to afford all the baby gear. Once our children [...]
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