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Choosing a New Pediatrician

Recently our beloved pediatrician retired. I mean it when I tell you I was heartbroken! She had taken fantastic care of my children for the past few years, and I trusted her with their care. I feel very fortunate that my family had her in our corner for as long as we did. So it […]

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Hot Mess Mama Hacks

  I’ll admit it, I like somewhat having it together, but in all honesty I’m a hot mess mama plenty of days. I have come to terms with the fact that no one has it all together, all of the time. So as one (often) hot mess mama to another here is my top ten hacks […]

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When I Grow Up…

How many times have we heard as parents “when I grow up I am going to be (insert the most recent hobby/sport that they have been into at that moment).” How do you typically respond? Maybe it’s an enthusiastic “wow honey that is great!” or with an encouraging (yet logical) “awesome- that’s why it is […]

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The first time. I knew so little!

I’m Carrying So Much More This Time

Pregnancy is so different the second time. As a mom who is blessed with many mom-friends, I expected that my second pregnancy would be different than my first. Even so, I was unprepared for how significantly different my experience would be. I’m carrying so much more this time. Not just in the literal sense of […]

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Confessions of a Germaphobe

It was just like any other weekly Target run… I buckled my baby into the shopping cart and stepped a few feet away to grab a handful of disinfectant wipes to vigorously wipe down the cart per usual. As I turned around with both fists full of wipes I saw my sweet little girl stick […]

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Back to School Blues

I can’t believe I am even about to write this because I can hear all four of my children screaming at each other in the basement, and the dog is barking herself silly right outside the back door and we just came from the grocery store where we spent more than half the week’s grocery […]

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Sometimes Moms Need Hugs, Too

I stopped working when my son was 10 ½ months old in the spring of 2010. However, I had resisted finding a real support network of moms until February 2012. I attended story times all over the area during that time (I live within easy driving distance of 7 local libraries). I took my kid to […]

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Road Trippin’ With the In-Laws

Our family of five just got back from our summer vacation….with our mother-in-laws along for the ride. To some this might seem like a nightmare- something with quality material for the next season of American Horror Story. To others this might be wishful thinking- those who have parents who have already passed and would give anything […]

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