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Do You Hear What I Hear?

Times they are a-changin’ in my life: College-age daughter has her own apartment, oldest son is graduating from high school next month, and the youngest is taking driver’s education. The other day I was thinking how the house was quiet. Part of me breathed a sigh of relief and relished the calm. But then I […]

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Safety First: These Child Locks Were Game Changers

Safety First: These Child Locks Were Game Changers

Disclaimer: The opinions within this post are strictly mine. This is not a Madison Mom’s Blog sponsored post. Child safety locks are must for all parents. Yes, they’re a pain in the butt, but unfortunately at some point your curious infant/toddler will begin to open and close cabinets, and you’re going to need to find […]

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Summer “School”

The warm weather is finally here! I’m so excited to get outside with my kids and enjoy the weather. My job allows me to stay at home a few days a week in the summer and hang out with my kids. I love the idea of letting my kids have time to just be kids, […]

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as much as I can

As Much As I Can

When meeting someone for the first time, there is this one seemingly innocent question that always gets asked. It’s an icebreaker, a fall-back when you have no idea where to start.  “So, what do you do?” Your kids hit it off, so maybe you’ll find common ground with their parent. Or maybe it’s from a […]

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Critical Life Skills for Any Parent

There are a few critical things, that all parents should teach their kids early on. You probably can already name a few –  Riding a bike. Swimming. Getting dressed. But two of the most critical skills (and most difficult to teach, might I add) are wiping after going to the bathroom, and blowing their nose. […]

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Motherhood is an amazing yet difficult journey. Taking care of me allows me to fully take care of others. Photo Credit Raspberry Lane Photography

Taking Care of Me in Motherhood

I remember sitting in birth class before having Kennedy and the instructor asked each of us how we would care for ourselves after delivery. Many mentioned weekly yoga classes or date nights. Some even said they’d hire a babysitter once a week so they could have some solo time. One mom said it would be […]

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