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The App That’s Saving My Life and Keeping Me Connected To My Mom Friends

My mom friends keep me sane, but when my schedule gets extra busy, unfortunately, the first thing to go are my walks, coffee dates, and girls’ nights out. That leaves me feeling disconnected and longing for the moments of encouragement, laughter, and venting those gatherings bring. I’m always on the hunt for strategies and tools […]

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Loving Your Kids Well With The 5 Love Languages

It’s the month of celebrating love and I LOVE, LOVE. I LOVE IT! As a kid, I vividly remember making Valentine boxes (shout out to my mom’s patience and creativity), practicing random acts of kindness in school, crafting Valentine projects, and sharing treats with classmates. In my adult life, all things hearts, pink, and Valentine […]

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13 Classic Toys I’m NOT Throwing Out

It’s that time of year, when many of us are trying to clean out and re-organize our children’s toys and games after the holidays. With four kids, birthdays close to Christmas, and generous grandparents, our family has quite a pile of toys to manage. We know this is a good problem to have, but we […]

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