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One Holiday at a Time! (Please)

Is it me, or does every year seem to fly by faster than the year before? Seasons change, birthdays come and go. One day you’re young and carefree, the next you have a two and a half-year-old screaming because the big red truck on the street went bye-bye (or is that just me?). Everything and […]

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Now you’re just somebody that I used to know

It was a cold, rainy day in January the day I left my husband. Mistakes We both made mistakes that led to the crumble of our marriage. The emotional and verbal abuse I was enduring from him was getting worse. I assumed it was normal to be called names every day. I assumed it was […]

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Are you sure he’s ready?

If you’re like me, every time your child does or learns something new, you’re hit with a double-edged sword. On one hand, you are overjoyed and filled with excitement because watching them learn is one of the greatest feelings ever. And on the other hand, you just want them to stop and slow down because […]

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People will Judge

A few months ago, my mom, my two year old son and I went on a Saturday morning trip to Ikea. It was my sons (and my moms!) first time there. We wandered through all the displays and the marketplace with zero meltdowns. A stuffed panda bear caught Jameson’s eye and since he was so […]

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Recycling has always been a major part in my life. My mom recycled everything she could while my dad found ways to reuse and repurpose almost anything he got his hands on. Recycling was a natural thing in our household and I assumed everyone recycled. As I grew up I realized that wasn’t always the […]

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The Day We Turned The Car Seat Around (GASP!)

We’ve all heard the “horror” stories of the parent who turned their child’s car seat around too soon. Or the mom who waited until their child was in preschool to do it. We’ve all done the research on when the appropriate time is to turn your child’s car seat forward facing. We’ve read the rules, […]

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Take the Trip!

In the beginning of 2017, my life was a chaotic mess. I had a newly turned one year old, my dad had passed away, and I started a new job.. My cousin had asked if my husband and I were interested in taking a vacation with her and her significant other. We had a million […]

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