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“Soak it all in, you’ll miss this!” I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard this phrase since becoming a mother. But if I’m being honest, it offends me sometimes! I am dealing with the toddler phase right now...

More than Wash Day

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She climbs on the counter just like I did at her age. She lays down and asks me to make sure the water isn’t too hot or too cold and that I please not let it get in her...
That afternoon’s homework didn’t seem different from any other. My 3rd-grader responded that he had already done his homework in class, just as he had done almost every day. Most days he never unzipped his book sack. On a...
"Be kind to everyone." "Work hard." "Use your manners." So often we spend our days as parents trying to mold these little individuals into adults. We hope and pray that they are successful at something they love, that they are happy, that...

You’ve Got a Friend

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  One day at some point last school year, my then 3-year-old came home from his Pre-K3 class telling me about his "best BEST friend (insert girl's name)." They played together and had the BEST day! Talk about music to...
School lunches! Whether you’re packing because you have to or because your picky eater just can’t handle school lunch, packing lunch can be a daunting task! How does one keep from packing PB&J every dang day?! We’ve got a little...
I don’t toss around the term “regret” often, but if I could press "Reset" on our parenting, I’d reconsider Santa Claus. At the very least we’d start smaller, maybe just the three gifts. We’d dial back how much we...
When I had my first daughter, I knew I wanted to teach her all the things that would help her to be independent. One skill set I thought was really important was learning to use tools. Growing up, my...
TRADITIONS! I LOVE a good tradition, especially since I’ve become a mom- I want my kids to have some rad memories! A birthday only comes around once a year and I want these memories to be something my children...
Did you want to know a secret? My partner thinks I buy Target Brand Up and Up Cucumber baby wipes because they are more affordable than name-brand wipes and because they are gentle on our baby’s sensitive skin. This...
  We’re three kids deep now and birthdays for all five of us in our family span from April to August. If you factor in Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and our wedding anniversary, you can barely come up for air...
In our house, we use correct terms for body parts. On any given day, you will hear penis, vagina, boobs, etc. said around our house. Our kids are now 8 and 14 but this has been something that our...

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