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April is Stress Awareness Month. Who knew? I’m sure if I was to ask how many of you are stressed on a daily basis, I would see a lot of hands. Mommin’ ain’t easy! There’s kid stress, work stress, marital stress, self stress, and stress about all the stress. It definitely can take a toll […]

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missing: me

Hi there, mom.  Are you feeling a little lost?  A little stressed?  A little bit like running away sometimes?  Welcome.  You’re not alone.  Do you sometimes feel at the end of the day like you’re exhausted, but you honestly cannot say that you finished a task to completion?  Me too!  The whining, the disagreements between […]

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Pries Family

perfectly imperfect

He holds my cheeks in his tiny hands and pulls my face close to his.  “Mom, you are SO funny.”  He rubs my nose with his nose and then blows a raspberry on my cheek.  “I love you twenty thirteen….to infinity…and beyond!”  “I love you too, Asher…twenty thirteen…to infinity and beyond.”  This is just part […]

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just one of those days

If you know me and my children, you know one thing:  I have no idea what I’m doing with the third one.  She is a whole new kind of child for me, and I mean that in the most loving way possible!  She is non-stop, climbing things, opening every drawer and cupboard and pulling things […]

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Love Never Fails

a house full of handprints

Our house is on the market….if I NEVER have to do this again, I’ll be so pleased!  Trying to work full time on opposite schedules from my husband is exhausting enough, but trying to keep the house in “24-hour notice to show” shape with an 18 month old and 5 year old is nearly impossible.  […]

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