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SHOW AND TELL IDEAS FROM A-Z

For the last three years my children have had to bring a “Show and Tell” item to school every week. And each week, their show and tell had to start with a specific letter. Every-single-week I thought, “we’ll plan ahead next time and be more prepared”. And, just like clockwork, I’d find myself Googling “Show n […]

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MY {UNCONVENTIONAL} BREASTFEEDING JOURNEY

Breastfeeding has always been intimidating to me. Before having my daughter, my thought on it was always: Good for the moms who rock breastfeeding, but I’m just going to try to keep my life together for like 5 seconds. Because of this, my husband and I decided to attend a breastfeeding class together.  I thought […]

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KIDS’ ARTWORK: KEEP IT FROM TAKING OVER YOUR HOUSE

Little did I know when my heart swelled with happiness with my son Charles’ first scribbles from daycare that one day these same projects and papers – this childhood artwork – would literally take over my house. I won’t lie, I still love looking through my boys’ papers, however, then, I want to recycle 99% […]

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BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING: 6 PRO TIPS

Ready or not-here it comes! Back to school countdown is ON and whether I’m ready for 4 kids in 3 schools doesn’t matter because-it’s happening.  Pro-Tip #1: This one takes taking a step back in time-or locking away for end of next school year-REUSE those half used notebooks, never sharpened pencils and still usable dry […]

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FUN MOM IS B-A-C-K

Fun mom is B-A-C-K! She arrived around Memorial Day but only can stay a few months. She always maximizes her annual visits.  There’s a whole lot more “yes”, “sure”, “absolutely” and “of course” and much less “no”, “I mean it”, and “absolutely not”. It feels so good to welcome her back and everyone in the […]

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STRAWBERRY UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

This blog has been published with permission from  Ally’s Sweet and Savory This four ingredient cake will become your new summer staple. Did I tell you our littlest turned one almost two weeks ago?  Well, she did.  As most parents say, it was hard to imagine, the year went extremely fast.  You’d think being the […]

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5 LESSONS A MIDWESTERN MOM CAN LEARN FROM HER EAST AFRICAN SISTER

As I write this post from my comfortable kitchen while one child plays Osmo on her iPad and another circles the block on his Razor scooter, mothers living in developing nations are raising children while contending with famine, inadequate healthcare, lack of access to clean water, subpar education, and a host of other challenges. The […]

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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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