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I Need to Calm Down

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I am a Type-A-ish person and easily irritated. When something isn't how I want it or think it should be, I can go a wee bit ballistic. There are times this annoying personality trait serves me well. However, for...

New Year, New You: Nope!!!

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I genuinely get excited for the New Year. It feels a bit like a birthday for me. There’s both a sense of relief that I made it through another year with no major health issues or illness, as well...
My family had the pleasure of spending Thanksgiving in Mexico this year (a tradition on my side of the family every three years). It is a sizable expense for a family of eight but we are always so happy...
Dear Mama’s.  Our daughters are watching. Every single moment my daughter is watching me. She watches me put my makeup on and most days, asks me questions along the way. Why do you put that on your eyes, Mama? She watches...

Oh, Are They Twins?

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No, they are not. My children were born 14 months apart. My husband and I were married at the ripe age of 33 in 2013. We had our firstborn, a boy, in 2014 and our second born (surprise!), a...
I already know the answer, of course, but nevertheless I ask: "Which parent do you want to ride with?" "Who do you want to tuck you into bed?" "Do you want to sit next to Mom or Dad at dinner?" The exact question...
I’m sure many parents have heard about the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation to avoid all screen time until a child is two years old, then, if used after that, use it sparingly. Even mentioning it probably makes some...

We’re in a Mess

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The other day I mentioned to my friend how I felt like a mess. I recently had my third child, and life has been chaotic and down right messy. I am exhausted from cleaning up daily, doing countless loads...
Kids, I understand that you have a special bond with mom. Most kids do. And I understand that some of your behavior may stem from the fact that you don’t see mom as much as you would like. But I’m...
You read that right. Here are 25 things I am not doing for this holidays this year: Comparing my holiday to the perfectly curated ones I see on Instagram. My whole life is basically one big unfiltered swipe, and...
My daughter recently returned home from a trip to Target with her dad carrying two nearly identical stuffed foxes she had purchased. I rolled my eyes and said, "You really needed both of those?" "Yep!" she chirped before darting up the...
  Struggling with healthy family dinners for busy fall nights? Oh my goodness, friend, ME TOO. I have 4 kids who all do different activities different nights of the week. This means we are often scrambling at dinner time to connect...

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6th Annual Spring Eggstravaganza | April 4th, 2020

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We are beyond thrilled to announce our 6th Annual Spring Eggstravaganza! This EGG-cellently springy event will take place Saturday, April 30th from 9:00 AM -...