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An Open [love] Letter to My Doctor

Open letters have been getting more and more attention lately, it seems. Instead of adding onto the angry open letters filling the media, I wanted to put a letter of love out instead. While expecting my third baby, there is one specific person who is constantly on my mind: I’m mourning. It’s been around a […]

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The Story of a Baby Scrapbook

This tale is of a lesson learned by one mom, intended to inspire and encourage any other mom or dad who may be finding themselves in this same predicament. You see, baby books didn’t work for me. Let me explain: I’m a list-maker, detail-oriented, and pretty type-A. So, when I was filling out the treasured […]

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Mental Illness Awareness Week

Hey, fellow mom! If you don’t take care of you, no one else will. I’m talking not just about your physical health, but I’m also talking about your mental health. How do you take care of your mental health? That’s between you and your health care provider, of course. Taking care of mental health looks […]

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Fall Fashion 2016

Sticky summer nights are melting into cool and crisp mornings as we welcome another autumn. But don’t pack away all those summer goodies yet, many of them can be transitioned into your fall wardrobe! Here are five fun looks for fall that are easy to put together and stylish yet practical, perfect for all your […]

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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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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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Why I Hate Cheesy Mom One-Liners

“Cherish this moment.” “The days are long but the years are short.” “Before you know it, they will be 18 and heading to college.” “They won’t be your babies forever.” And I could go on and on…and on with all of the “helpful” advice that I so often hear as a mom to young kids. […]

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That Time I Failed You

Let’s be honest – I fail at motherhood about 100 times a day. Too much Daniel Tiger before school, frozen waffles for breakfast, forgetting backpacks or snacks or water bottles on the way out the door, losing my temper when someone just wanted my attention or just plain having a bad day. I know these […]

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Dating Our Kids

It was my sweet daughter, Lyla who first began asking for my husband to take her on a date.  Lyla grew up watching Daddy come home and whisk exhausted Mommy away to go on a date to an exotic place like Chili’s or Boozie’s Grille (don’t worry, moving to foodie infused Madison has changed our […]

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Being a Granddaughter

My dad’s mom, whose butter paddle front teeth and love of trashy novels and gangly men who tell good jokes I have apparently inherited, died when I was a sophomore in high school.  Twenty-two years later, I still miss her everyday and until just a few years ago, I could remember the smell of her […]

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