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Sometimes I hear people say, "My dad always said this to me growing up...", and it's usually something moving, impactful and heartfelt. Life lessons like, "If you fall get back up and try again...Don't let fear get in the...
This weekend was the official start of summer and the official start to something most moms dread – bathing suit season. Whether you think your legs are too large, your belly sticks out too far or baby got back,...
 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...
Like most parents, I teach my kids manners, but recently I've been really intentional about teaching my kids to be more grateful.And that's no easy feat. Growing up, my dad was in the Air Force and my mom stayed...
As a family constantly on-the-go with work, school, extracurricular activities and errands, it feels like we’re always running somewhere. While we are going places, it never fails that my kids will be hungry and want a snack.In the early...
Are you gearing up for preschool graduation? If your child graduated preschool this year maybe some of these thoughts ran through your head too.What's preschool graduation? Why is this a thing?3. Seriously? First kindergarten and now preschool?4. These...
I have been lucky enough to have a few groups of close friends since high school and college. I have made new friends through out the years and may feel closer to them at times. But there is something...
Turns out that screen time might not be as bad before bedtime as originally thought. A new study from Oxford research shows that screen time has little impact on the quality of children’s sleep.With screens being a constant in...
One of the hardest parts of parenthood is raising your children to be self-reliant, confident & self-assured. While for some kids leadership comes naturally, others have to be taught to lead.Here are some benefits to teaching your kids how...
My birthday was on Tuesday and as I bent down to blow out the candles on my cake, I realized that I had very little to wish for this year. I looked at my husband and my children through...
It was almost 8 p.m. on a Thursday night and my daughter and I were sitting together at the dinner table with a pile of Cheerios in front of us. I was exhausted from working all week long. I...
 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 driving home from the gym this weekend, singing loudly to songs from The Greatest Showman when my daughter asked a question that made me stop. I turned the music down and asked her to repeat herself. I...
The younger children are when they enter school, the more likely they are to be diagnosed with ADHD, a new study says.A study led by Harvard Medical School researchers and published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows...
Entertaining doesn’t mean you have to spend the entire day slaving away in the kitchen, or spend a small fortune to impress your guests. Entertaining can be simple and easy, especially if you have a small crowd. All you...
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...
Can we all just agree that dads are hard to buy for? Unless your dad or husband has a hobby they’re really passionate about, it can be a challenge to find something thoughtful that they will actually love.AND even...

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