Much has been said about this year's presidential election, way too much at times. We do discuss politics a little in my house but not extensively because my husband and I don't agree so it never goes well. We...
One of the things I love the most about my kids' school is how much they focus on the positive attributes of my children.  I have never gotten a negative comment about their academic performance or behavior without a...
I try to be a positive person. I think it’s a good quality to look at the bright side of situations. I learned to do this at a young age but I recently started to see the danger in...
The other day while trying to clean up I asked my son to help me. He is 4, so some days he is really helpful and some days he has his own agenda. On this particular day I got...
  Since becoming a mother, I've made more apologies that I can count. Sorry to my friends, family, coworkers, husband (you get the idea). Balancing it all becomes a challenge, especially with each additional child that you add to the equation....
We were at my niece’s birthday party a few weeks ago and my 3-year-old did something I told him not to do. He proceeded to do it a second time. I told him not to do it again. I...
 Having children changes everything. This is just a fact we all think we know. I just think it is a fact that doesn't totally sink in until you are really living it. Before having kids you tell yourself that you...
As a recent mom of two I have to say there are two emotions that I wish I could say goodbye to. My son will be 4 at the end of the month and my daughter is almost 2...
My husband likes to argue with advertisements to dispel their arguments about savings. He is never impressed by the "total amount saved" at the bottom of receipts. "It isn't a deal if it was money you wouldn't have spent anyway,"...
 Like so many things in life, there isn’t a “right” answer to, “When should my child stop taking naps?” In some ways I feel like the grass is always greener on the other side. If your child still naps then you get things done...
I am always on the hunt for a new project. I love to remake something into a more beautiful or useful version. As we are in preparation for a new baby I am trying to find better ways to...
A sure way to make me do something is to tell me that I can't and act like you mean it. And you definitely better not tell me I can't do something because I happen to be of the...
I love books. I love the smell of libraries and bookstores. My husband and I would often spend our Friday nights just wandering around book stores and getting coffee. That was our idea of a great date night. We...
I am pregnant. For the last time. I have a 3 year old and I am due in just twenty days with my second. I am so happy and can’t wait to meet her. We have always wanted...
I am on the count down to delivering my second baby. Only four weeks left! Like most women in this position I am feeling the gamut of emotions: Joy at the thought of this much-anticipated baby (we have always pictured...
It happened. I yelled at someone else's kid at the splash park. I knew it was a possibility, I just didn't expect it to actually ever happen. When we got to the splash park (a playground with random sprinklers and fountains...
Last week, while squeezing into my bathing suit I realized how soon my 2nd baby will be here. I have just over 6 weeks (if she doesn’t come early). I also realized that I have projects to do! I...

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