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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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I Bribe My Kids and That’s Ok

I bribe my kids. There I said it. I’m one of those moms. I have too many kids and too much going on to just let them run around all willy-nilly and do whatever they want! My kids have regular chores they are expected to complete every day. They get nothing for this accomplishment (other […]

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Birthday Parties Stress Me Out

We just hosted our third baby’s first birthday party. It was everything a birthday party should be, with doting grandparents, enthusiastic cousins, and plenty of sugar.  There was a theme, corresponding decor, food, and crafts. We were privileged to be able to plan such a celebration for this adorable, healthy toddler.  But… I’ll never get […]

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Raising Thankful Kids

“You should be thankful you have food to eat! There are starving children in {insert country here} who don’t have food at all!” We’ve all heard a similar phrase at least once in our lives and maybe even said it once or twice ourselves. (Guilty) But have we ever stopped to actually think about what […]

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I Quit Shaving

One of the things that I hate, hate, hate about being a woman is shaving my legs. As women, there are so many things we have to do to simply “maintain” ourselves. This doesn’t even include going above and beyond with our beauty routines. Then, when we become moms, we try and find ways to […]

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Slime: The Good, the Bad, and How to Fix It

Slime. The very word makes me cringe just a little. When the slime craze first came out, I was intrigued. It is a kitchen science experiment that ends in a fun, gooey stress reliever. My daughter, too, jumped on board. We ran to Target and found a few packages of ready-made slime. Seeing how much […]

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