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The Empty Cup

Tonight, I was short with my boys. My mind is in a thousand places thinking about the neverending to-do list. I think that made the little irritating things they did multiply to something that drove me up the wall. My patience tank was empty, running on fumes, the indicator light had been on for quite […]

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cookie mom

Confessions of a Cookie Mom

“Hi, would you like to buy some Girl Scout cookies?” is a phrase I will hear a million times from February until the end of March. If you are the parent of a Girl Scout you know what I mean when I say the two month cookie season seems like it lasts at least twice […]

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self love

7 Simple Ways to Practice Self Love

It’s February and it’s officially the month of L-O-V-E! Since having kids, I will admit my focus has shifted during this month to be all about the kids. And let’s be honest, celebrating holidays DOES become so much more fun when you’re seeing things through the eyes of a child! However, as the long and […]

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momguilt

Can We Talk About Mom Guilt?

Can we please have a conversation about #MomGuilt? Because in my experience, Mom Guilt is not a small thing. It’s a WHOLE THING! Just last week I had a friend ask me to please pray for her because she wasn’t able to watch her older daughter perform a solo in her dance competition due to […]

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pediatric neurology

What you need to know about pediatric neurology

This post is sponsored by MercyOne Des Moines Medical CenterPediatric neurology care takes care of brain disorders and conditions that need both immediate attention and ongoing supportive care. The MercyOne Des Moines Pediatric Neurology & Psychiatry Care clinic exclusively serves young patients up to age 21. It is recognized as a “specialty” care clinic.  The term […]

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DIY valentine

DIY Valentine Heart Garland

Sometimes holidays sneak up on me and before I know it, it’s a few days before and I haven’t done much to decorate or prepare to celebrate. Today I wanted to share an easy DIY Valentine craft and decor idea you can whip together to feel festive and accomplished.  DIY Valentine Garland For this garland, […]

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