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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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Oh you’re THAT mom - How to start your holiday shopping early, and feel GREAT about it

Oh You’re THAT Mom? How to Start Your Holiday Shopping Early, and Feel GREAT About It!

It’s October, which means that people on Facebook have started their Christmas countdowns. Halloween and Thanksgiving are an oversight. Christmas decor is already taking over many stores. Yet, with all of this excitement surrounding the impending holiday that is 2.5 months away, we all still have the tendency to wait to do our shopping until [...]
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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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secret chocolate stashes

Secret Chocolate Stashes and Other Things I Said I’d Never Do as a Mom

I am recovering perfectionist. I don’t remember the last moment I set myself up with ridiculous standards but I did think I’d get all the laundry done this weekend so we’ll start there.  For some reason (perhaps my basic desire to be liked by everybody) I used to expect nothing but perfection from myself. Straight [...]
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kitchen hacks

5 Kitchen Hacks that I (a Frazzled Mom) Actually Use

I tend to have an on-again/off-again relationship with my kitchen. Sometimes I’m totally into the meal-planning and the chopping and the baking and I can totally relate to one of those rustic-chic signs that says, “The Secret Ingredient in this Kitchen is Love!” But other times I’m burnt out (pun intended) on the tedium and [...]
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