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trouble

Don’t Forget to Laugh

Will this mom thing ever get easier? Nope. Not easier. Just different. I’ve cracked the code, friends. Basically through each stage, your problems just move to a different area of your house. Trouble has somehow gotten ahold of your blueprints, and uses it as a map. For me, trouble began in my twin boys’ bedroom. […]

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dog

The Taming of a Wild Beast: A Girl and Her Dog

We have “that” dog. You know the one that is super naughty most of the time. The dog that isn’t your best friend, but rather is always trying to figure a way to get the most out of every situation. You know the one that acts like a wild beast, only sometimes willing to be tamed. He will do whatever it […]

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grateful

20 Things My Kids Don’t Realize They Should be Grateful For

Thanksgiving is here! Social media channels are filled with gratitude, “thankfulness challenges,” and butter-laden recipes. Families are preparing to gather around golden turkeys and pumpkin pie to share this year’s, “I am grateful for             .” Now that I have four of my own children sitting around our grocery-store-harvested dinner, I […]

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When Sickness Strikes: A Mom’s Illness Kit

Moms wear many hats, and regardless of whether or not you have any actual medical training, one of them is being the family nurse. It’s such an important role, I’ve compiled a little guide to creating your own illness kit. So, when germy sickness strikes your kids, you’ll be prepared. Note: I am not a doctor, […]

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Embracing the Yes Life

Last night my daughter woke up from a nightmare saying “no, no, no.” As I held her little body in my arms, her head resting on my chest, she sank back into a deep sleep. I listened to her breathing and thought about what she called out, and it broke my heart a little.  “No.”  […]

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