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Every mama needs a break, right? Well every daddy/spouse needs a break too. Not only do we all need breaks but we all need opportunities to reconnect with one another. Let’s be honest, parenting is hard. Sure there are...
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Miscarriage.  It's one of the most common forms of pregnancy loss, but it's difficult to talk about.If you've ever had one, the word alone brings you right back to that moment. The moment that you felt motherhood was robbed...
As the new year approaches, many people will start thinking about being healthier and planning for the diet they are going to begin come January 1. But how do you know if a diet will be right for you or...
Let’s talk about something no one wants to even think about. It’s something triggered by tragedy. It’s not fun to discuss about. But, it’s vital.Let’s talk about life insurance.When our son was stillborn in 2011, we had to think...
When I was coming of age, my generation was on the cusp. Somewhere between Generation X and Millennials there is a micro generation of people. That’s me.True we’re usually lumped in with one of the others, but we lived...
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Brushing, flossing and using mouthwash are a great way to keep your mouth healthy. However, according to askdentist.com, over half of Americans have some form of gum disease. Gum disease can be difficult to treat and reverse. There’s only...
My husband and I have a bit of an idealized vision of Austin, Texas. Billed as a family-friendly destination full of culture and music, he and I have discussed wistfully moving there in the past. However, we thought maybe...
I’ve had an insane two weeks at work. I’ve been leaving before 7 a.m., returning around 8 p.m. and eating horribly in between. Today was my last planned crazy day at the office and I’m in need of some...
I’m an animal lover. If my husband would let me we would be living in a place where we could have about five or six (or 10?) dogs, horses and maybe some goats or chicken.Ok so I guess ideally...
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I've been meaning to get this post up for a long time now. We've had these gorgeous, d0-it-yourself, hairpin leg nightstands in our bedroom since sometime in July now but somehow this summer slipped away from me and here...

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