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WHEN THE NEW YEAR DOESN’T FEEL NEW

I look forward to the beginning of each new year with sweet anticipation of what is to come.  I get so excited about new planners, with their fresh, clean and unmarked pages.  I thrive on the thoughts of the exercise plan I am going to follow and prepare my mind for how busy the gym […]

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A LOVE LETTER TO MY OLDEST SON

Dear Brady, It’s late. I hear your brother in his room, cooing just loud enough to make his presence known. You’ve long since gone to bed, quickly saying your “I love you’s” and offering your forehead, now at the height of my nose, for a kiss. Tomorrow morning, I’ll wake you for school, and you’ll […]

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Why Every Mom Should Try Floating

WHY EVERY MOM SHOULD FLOAT

Does anyone else remember the “Calgon, take me away” commercials? When life stresses a mom out, she retreats to her own world with the help of body wash (I think that’s what calgon is).  My motto these days has been “Float tank take me away…” I get that a lot of the stuff I do […]

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NO SHOES, NO SOCKS…NO WORRIES

One of the greatest gifts of parenting has been the gift of perspective.  Prior to having children I would not consider myself a flexible or patient person. Even in my early days of being a mom letting go of control and order challenged me.  I am not a clean freak by any stretch of the imagination.  […]

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CHEESE TORTELLINI TOMATO SOUP

  This post republished with permission from Ally’s Swer and Savory    Homemade soup does not have to intimidating! This Cheese Tortellini Tomato Soup is simple and comes together in 30 minutes. Because I don’t say it enough, your presence on this blog, whether active or lurking behind the scenes makes me so happy.   […]

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MOMMY HACKS…FOR REAL THIS TIME

“How to clean without any effort.” “World’s easiest dinner recipe.” “Tricks to make toddlers fall asleep fast.”      That last one is my favorite. What do these all have in common? They’re all things I’ve googled. Things I’ve tried to “hack.” With New Year’s resolutions piling on my to-do list, life can seem extra […]

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