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I love a fun project at home that’s educational too. While I don’t home school (and really think I would be horrible at it), I do enjoy fun projects with the kids when it comes to reading, art and...
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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...
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 =...
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,...
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Despite the first-ever baby being born via IVF turning 40 this year, IVF can still feel like a hit or miss field with many more chances for failure than opportunities for producing a new life. When you’re going through infertility...
Dear Bubs, Today you are 2-years-old my sweet boy and honestly, sometimes I'm surprised we made it through this last year. There were so many nights I sat there holding you, praying the medicine would break your fever and hoping...
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