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As I sit down for the first time today after work, school, gym practice, dance practice, hair washing, dinner and night time routine, I question if I am letting all of the little things get in the way of...
On a day that was as routine as any other, while eating a snack of apples and peanut butter, my nephew James went into full-blown anaphylaxis. He had never had a reaction to peanut butter before that day, and...
It had been a tough week. Even I didn't realize how much I was suffering from absolute mental exhaustion. Work and school and soccer and golf and dance and scouts and cross country and scheduling flu shots ....  All...

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My kids love going to the grocery store with me. They get to provide input on snacks and spend their quarters on prizes from the vending machines. Their favorite part about the trip is the end after we have...
“Make new friends, but keep the old One is silver and the other’s gold” I don’t remember anything from being a Girl Scout outside of that song and soliciting shoppers to buy cookies. But at almost 25 years later, there’s definitely...

Passwords = Swear Words

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As if moms don't already have enough to remember ... now you want us to change our passwords! We all get it ... that dreaded "your password will expire in 14 days" message.  If you are like me you...
Did you hear what I said? Is anyone listening? That's not what I said. Why aren't you listening? These are the thoughts I find on repeat in my mind as a new mother. There are times I feel I must...
When my husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary recently, I looked back at our wedding pictures. Who were those kids?! We got married 19 years ago, and I can't believe that next year it will be 20 years....
Disclosure: This is a post sponsored by our partners with BIG (Behavioral Intervention Group).  Behavioral Intervention Group's (BIG) Tips On Taking It “Hallow-easy” Taking It “Hallow-easy” Temperatures are dropping and excitement is rising as Halloween is in the air. For many families,...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by our partners at Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital. Smallest Ideas Are The Big Story At The New Children’s Hospital On Oct. 5, the new Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital opened...
Breast Cancer, from the child of a survivor I was in 6th grade when my mother was first diagnosed. I remember her being in bed a lot but not much else. She had a surgery and then radiation and was...

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Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored series with the National Football Foundation's Football Matters campaign.  Families Need Football I want to tell you a little story. A story about a little, 4 year old boy who had been so...

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