Category: Motherhood

And This is 10 Years Old. Reality, Growing up, Learning, and Loss

My oldest daughter turned 10 a couple of months ago. I have just recently come to the realization that I have lost my little girl. The temper tantrums have stopped. The crying for no reason has stopped. The clingy-ness of a small child is something I will never see in her again, and it all […]

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20+ Elf On The Shelf ideas! It’s Almost Time to Break These Guys Out!

The Elf on the Shelf is such a fun family tradition. We just started it last year, after much procrastination, because to be honest, it is tiring for mom to think of new things to do with these elves every single day! But honestly, it is so worth it. The kids think its so much […]

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Great Alternative to Regular Christmas Cards, Make it Fun This Year!

I want to say that I make time to have Holiday photos taken every year, but that would be a lie. Life gets so busy around here with all three kids. Don’t get me wrong, I have lots of pictures of my kids. I just have never been organized enough to get updated family photos […]

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Easy Things To Pack For the Kids For Lunch and Not Hear Complaints

I got a note sent home with my oldest daughter when she was in kindergarten, asking me to kindly only send only healthy snacks to school with my child. With three picky kids, school guidelines to follow, and umpteen packed school lunches later, here are some mom-approved snacks for lunch that won’t get you a […]

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It’s All About Teaching Our Children From a Young Age, When it Comes To The Whole Harvey Weinstein Issue

It may seem like these issues are a world away, with the stories all coming to light in the USA about Harvey Weinstein, but the truth is, it’s here too. It’s the unwanted touches, unwanted advances, and pressure, from someone in power or just your peer. Statistics of women that experience an unwanted sexual encounter […]

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Making the Time Change a Little Easier, Tips From a Sleep Expert

It is nearly the end of Daylight Savings Time.  We are all going to move our clocks back 1 hour and will need to readjust our circadian rhythms, or internal clocks, to the new time.  This change is easier on adults and older children who are able to just shift their internal clocks and roll […]

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My Children Are More Than Five Years Apart, And I Wouldn’t Have it Any Other Way

Thank God for my older child. Some families have their kids really close together. I can see how that’s ideal. Get the baby stage over and done with. The kids will be in the same age group, which is great for play, similar interests on vacations, movie choices as they grow, less of a gap […]

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If Your Child Watches YouTube, You Need To See This – Unbelievable!

Does your child watch YouTube? Mine all do. Including my two year old. We even downloaded YouTube kids to make sure the content they end up watching is appropriate for children – but guess what? It’s still not! There are numerous YouTube channels that have cartoon characters that look like superheroes, or even Disney characters […]

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This Tweet Showing Daddy’s Help Has Gone Viral

Have you ever heard the term “If you want something done right, do it yourself” ? Have you ever lived it? We love this tweet from @allhailla – they came into the house with their infant daughter, who had fallen asleep in her car seat. Mom told Dad, “just put her in the bed.” And […]

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How I Get my Picky Eaters To At Least Try New Things 

Most kids are picky or particular about what you are asking them to eat, especially if it looks “weird” or smells different. In other words, they rarely eat everything that is put on their plate, and don’t want to eat any kind of variety, AKA the kind of food adults would enjoy. This makes meal planning more […]

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