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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by MediFast. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I’m going to be boldly honesty. I dislike diets. I don’t use the word diet in front of my kids and I don’t generally believe in...
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This post is sponsored by MediFast and I am talking part in their diet plan in exchange for honest reviews and updates. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  You know, the trouble with diets is that you could can’t...
When I was a child, my family was poorish. Straight poor might be a bit too much, but we didn’t have a lot of money and there was never any extra. I wasn’t in any activities outside school because...
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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...
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I’ve debated sharing this because as a writer of a parenting blog, I have this notion that people will think less of me. I have also been holding back because as my children grow, I want to shield them...

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