Author Archive | maggiehensler

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SUPPORTING THE KIDS IN SPORTS

Our boys love to run, jump, climb, and pretty much do anything to make a mother worry. So it seemed only natural to get them started in sports early to direct that energy somewhere. Our oldest has participated in soccer, basketball, track & field, and baseball. Last year was the first year that we had […]

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TALKING TO YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT LOSS

In a little over a year, my family has faced three significant losses in our family: miscarriage, my grandmother, and our beloved dog. As adults, we certainly mourn and grieve losses, but most of us are able to handle that grief in our own ways, or can find help to handle it, and we have […]

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SAVING-MONEY

SAVING MONEY WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING

Babies are expensive. And they don’t get any cheaper as they grow (though when I no longer have to pay for full-time daycare, it will certainly feel like we got a raise!). If you want to be a little shocked by the estimated cost of raising a child, check out this calculator. When I was […]

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The Truth

THE TRUTH ABOUT HOW I “DO IT ALL”

I’ve got a lot on my plate. I do. Recently I’ve been asked by several people, “How do you do it all?” I always shrug my shoulders and say, “I don’t know. I just do.” But that isn’t really the whole truth. I can definitely say without a doubt that the last twelve months have […]

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2017 BLACK FRIDAY GUIDE

My favorite shopping season is here! I love Black Friday shopping. I like going to the stores to find the deals, and now, many of those deals start early online, so you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home, or fight the crowds! If you’re anything like me, you’ve got lots […]

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The Club

THE CLUB NO ONE WANTS TO BE PART OF

Two months ago I was coming to terms with being pregnant with my third baby. A surprise baby. I was struggling with the emotions of an unintended pregnancy. I hesitated in sharing the post on QCMB for fear of the judgement from others, but I decided to anyway because I knew I couldn’t be the […]

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The Surprise Baby

THE SURPRISE BABY

It was 2:30 in the morning a couple months ago. I had been tossing and turning for a couple hours thinking about the possibility that I had been considering the last day or so. And I couldn’t get comfortable because, well, I was feeling really uncomfortable. The thoughts kept coming… Could I be? No, I […]

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HOW TO TRAVEL CHEAPER–WITH KIDS!

School’s almost out for summer, and the students (and their teachers!) have been counting down the days until they can sleep in on the weekdays and unwind a little after a long year.  Because my husband and I are both teachers, on those days that we aren’t still working in some capacity (believe me, teachers […]

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