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This is a post sponsored by COUNTRY Financial. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links. With the New Year off to a start everyone is thinking about how to become a better version of...
I, like most moms, love coffee. You might even say I live off it some days. Lately, it has been my lifeline. My son has been sick and waking up at midnight and 4 a.m. He doesn’t go back...
On Thursday I was excited to pick up my daughter early from preschool. After spending the previous weekend in the hospital with my son we were planning to keep the kids home on Friday and have a fun, family...
Seven years ago today, we learned our son had died inside me at 25 weeks and 2 days pregnant. He was stillborn the next day. The days, weeks and months that followed were the most difficult of my life....
  Updated: Since originally publishing this post on this website it has been posted on the Huffington Post Parents page as well as several other sites. All content originated here at The Everyday Mom Life. The news broke today that a...
When my daughter was one and two, and still in her crib, she would often wake up in the middle of the night crying. She was never a great sleeper but I always thought it must be so scary...
 In a world where everyone wants their kid to be the hot dog, my daughter is the princess. In fact, my daughter loves princess, pink and all things “girlie.” Her most recent obsession is My Little Pony. Now, I love...
We are at the end of our breastfeeding journey and I’m really conflicted about it. In fact, I’ve had such a hard time writing about it because I don’t know if I’m happy or sad. On one hand, I can...
Dear invisible baby, When people look at a picture of our family, the photo looks complete. They see a mom, a dad, a daughter, a son and, if we could get her to cooperate, the dog would be there too....
Like many women, I have always wanted a family. I dreamed about being a mom when I was younger and snuggling a sweet baby. As an adult, I held on to that dream and imagined going to soccer games,...
It’s been five years since my son was stillborn (seven since this article originally appeared) and in that time I have cried too many tears to count. I’ve listened to people give me their opinions – rude, kind or...
By the time 6 p.m. rolls around I am dead tired. After working all day, making dinner, feeding the dog, doing dishes and a loud of laundry or two, I’m just done. Unfortunately, as a working mom that’s really...
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...
“Why didn’t you want to kiss me?” I asked my daughter. “You’re not supposed to kiss on the lips,” she said. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); I had asked for a quick smooch as we snapped a photo on our...
Dear Family Who Created The Elf on the Shelf, I hate you. I generally try to not use such strong language but, honestly, I hate you for getting rich while making my life harder at Christmas time. (adsbygoogle =...
This weekend there was a purge happening at our house. We packed up the pack-n-play in our living room. We packed up the baby gate that kept our son restricted to the family room. We put away the bouncy...
There are days that I wish I could carry less of a load – literally and figuratively. Figuratively I don’t think I’ll feel like this until my kids are older, but I literally thought I would be done lugging...

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