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Mother's Day Out

Why Mothers Day Out is Worth it

If you had asked me three months ago if Mother’s Day Out (MDO) is worth it, I would have strongly hesitated before answering.  We have our battles.  For one, my daughter is now a human petri dish, bringing home essentially every illness known to mankind, to her, myself and of course, her newborn brother. Secondly, […]

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Knowing When Your Family is Complete

As I sit here today and breathe in the sweet relief of getting through the newborn stage, I stare at my amazing family, and I know in the bottom of my heart my family is “complete.”  Since our newest addition, Henry, was born, I have felt that we were finished with the baby making business […]

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Christmas Books You’ll Love as Much as Your Kids

Christmas is almost here! Warm your hearts with some Christmas classics this week.  How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Seuss We can all benefit from hearing this classic tale from time to time. The Grinch who hates Christmas is convinced it is all about presents, and decides to stop it from coming. In the […]

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Dear Uninvited Mom

Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt that way. ::raises hands:: Listen, I know how it feels to be the uninvited mom, and I also know how it feels to be the person doing the inviting and no one shows up. It sucks! I said it. Now, bear with me while I tell you how […]

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DIY: Gratitude Tree Thanksgiving Craft for Kids

The temperatures are finally starting to cool down and with the change of seasons comes a change in mindset for everyone in my house. The rush of back to school has died down, routines have been set and extended family begins to descend upon our fair-weathered city. As we head into the end of the […]

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A Letter to My Daughter About “Our” Separation Anxiety

Dear Beautiful Little Beast (one day you will hate me for calling you that), You were so excited getting in the car with me this morning, ready to go on another one of our mommy and me adventures together. We know how to have fun together — you and me… from music class… to play […]

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5 Books That Spark Imagination in Children

In an age of screen time coming at ya from every angle, it is a sweet respite to curl up with a good book.  I feel like my daughter has a HUGE appreciation for books right now and I hope to foster that feeling for the rest of her life. Here are five books sure […]

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