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The 12 Dates of Christmas

The 12 Dates of Christmas

It it just me or does it seem like the person in your life that you are closest to is usually the hardest to shop for?  In this case, I’m talking specifically about my husband.  We have always loved exchanging gifts at Christmas.  And part of the fun has been to surprise each other.  So, […]

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Grieving Christmas Traditions

One of my best friends once whispered, “Isn’t she over that by now?” No. I was crying. It had been years, but grief is never over. There are times when you think you’re finally in a good place. Then SLAP you in the FACE. Christmas. You don’t just miss your loved one. You miss their […]

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Christmas After a Miscarriage

    “Do you ever feel sad about what happened?” she asked.  As if, after this happens it just magically disappears or your feelings just go away one day.  Some days you wished it would, while other days you feel foolish for feeling sad when you have a friend who has been struggling for the […]

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Scheduling 'Unscheduled' Time

Scheduling “unscheduled” Time

A huge part of becoming a mom, for me, is finding balance. Within relationships, eating well, staying healthy, having fun, and the biggest is spending fair time among family and friends. I always want everyone to be happy and that has shown to come at the expense of my own happiness. Finding a balance that […]

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A dreaded four letter word and how to deal with it.

It’s a four-letter word people don’t like to talk too much about. Lice. The mere mention of head lice not only makes you itch, it can also bring a bit of embarrassment because really, who wants to be a nitpicker? Lice don’t carry disease, however they’re highly contagious when someone is carrying the nit-laying louse. […]

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Top 10 Products All New Moms Need

I am currently pregnant with my 6th child.  With my first child, I had 2 baby showers and got a ton of stuff…especially clothes.  My second pregnancy, we were expecting triplets so we had 3 baby showers.  We got even more stuff.  After the triplets, we assumed we were done with children and I sold […]

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Easy Teacher and Daycare Gifts {With Free Printables}

I love Pinterest.  I love seeing creative crafts and ideas for decorating, cooking and gift giving.  I also love time and my sanity.  I used to have lofty goals of homemade gifts for grandparents, teachers and babysitters.  I have come to terms with my reality that that isn’t going to happen.   On a mission to […]

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