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New Year's Eve was always one of those holidays that I built up in my mind. I imagined all the magical scenarios that could happen at the stroke of midnight - who I would kiss, the sparkly ball drop,...
With Holiday Season here it’s time for the traditional holiday parties, foods and festivities. However, before all the yule tide and joy overtakes your life, it’s also time to start taking some conscious lifestyle precautions so your belly doesn’t...
Today is our 8th wedding anniversary and as I started thinking about what I would write on the blog - what words of sage wisdom I would provide on how we make our marriage work - I came up...
I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist. My family might (certainly will) even call me a bit anal. Although, I’ve never been perfect looking (my nose is just a bit too big, my legs are a bit...
If you have had a child (and I’m guessing you do to be reading anything on this site) you know that there are many daunting feelings that come with parenthood. However, one that seems more and more daunting as...
A few weeks ago, a few friends and I were walking in downtown Chicago, enjoying a night out together for the first time in almost a year. As we were walking one of them said something along the lines...
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...
By Diedre Anthony of Are Those Your Kids? and guest contributor to The Everyday Mom Life   We are living in a very diverse world, and children begin noticing differences in people (and physical features) as young as 2-years-old. It's...
I used to workout at a gym. Then for a while I PAID to workout at a gym that I never actually went to. For some, the gym is a healthy break mentally and physical, but for me, as...
Our master bathroom has been the one room in our house that we really haven’t touched. Each time we think about doing something, it never seems to make sense. We know anything small would equate to a facelift for...
When my husband and I moved into our house almost six years ago we moved in with all our dreams and unpacked all our hopes. We dreamed of having a big family once upon a time, or at least what...
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 have a love affair with fall. It is by far my favorite season. To me, it sort of marks the beginning of the most magical time of year. The rich color of the leaves, the homey smell of...
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 =...
October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and after everything we've gone through to be parents, this is a month that's close to my heart.Unfortunately, my body and I have had different views on fertility.    After seven pregnancies...
Sometimes she asks me a question out of nowhere and it catches me by surprise. “Do you have pictures of him,” she asked? I pushed my lips together and thought about it. I considered lying to her for about half a...
  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...

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