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RAISING TEENS…THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY

Full disclaimer…I don’t really know what I am talking about. I am navigating the rocky waters of parenting a teenager day-by-day. I don’t claim to have the answers. Heck, I don’t even feel old enough to have a teen…much less two of them? We blinked and here we are with a freshman in high school and a 13-year-old. […]

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WHAT’S ON YOUR RESUME?

Think about the last time you applied for a job? Maybe it was last week, last year or even the last decade. Do you remember filling out that application that seemed to take hours as you input every detail?  When is the last time you put together a resume that embodied all of your skills, […]

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A Letter to Parents from Teachers

A LETTER TO PARENTS FROM TEACHERS

Dear Parents, Please help us. The school year is winding down and we know that your kids (and you) get a little burned out on busy schedules and homework. The kids are getting a little squirrely as they count down the days to summer. These are the days we need your help the most, but […]

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GOING DINOSAUR CRAZY IN THE QC

Dinosaur Train, Dino Dan, Jurassic World (the Lego version at least) This is my life with two little boys. They love all things dinosaur. They dress up as dinosaurs, I step on dinosaur figurines. My 2 year old can pronounce complicated dinosaur names better than his own name and will correct me if I call […]

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Mom Hacks 2

MOM HACKS PART 2

I hope you enjoyed Mom Hacks Part 1.  I’m back with more tried and true mom hacks to share.  Carry on, super moms. EVEN/ODD CAR SEAT DAYS This is a reader submission – I’m looking at you, Nancy and Lauri!  Two kids + front seat = fight. Give one kid EVEN and one kid ODD. […]

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Know the people

WOULDN’T YOU LIKE TO KNOW WHO YOU ARE?

I have always had a small obsession with personality tests. It was such a fun way to spend some time on my break at work, taking quizzes of one kind or another. I remember back when Internet was first a “thing”, (yes, I remember that) spending lots of time finding out what kind of dog […]

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HOW TO VACATION FOR FREE (OR ALMOST FREE)

One of the most common things I hear from my Mama friends is, “I need a vacation!” And you know what? They do! I do! YOU do! Let’s face it. We push ourselves waaaay too hard. We need breaks to reset ourselves. Unfortunately, it’s usually the women who need vacations the most that think they […]

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4 Fun & Cheap Activities

4 FUN & CHEAP ACTIVITIES FOR 6-9 MONTH OLDS

Sometimes I just need something to keep my daughter entertained in her high chair while I get some tasks done. She can get pretty bored with just her regular ol’ toys, so I came up with a few things that are fun for her and also keep her attention for longer than 10 minutes. Most […]

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Breast pumping bingo

BREAST PUMPING BINGO – PLAY TO WIN

Breastfeeding can be hard. It can also be magical, nurturing and wonderful. Breast pumping is hard. It is not magical, nurturing and wonderful. I’m grateful for it, but it’s like an annual pelvic exam — a necessary evil. Pumping and working can be the evil’s frosting. In this post, Laura offers some great tips and […]

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