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Tips for Caregivers to Help Prepare Kids for Kindergarten {Guest Post}

Tips for Caregivers to Help Prepare Kids for Kindergarten {Guest Post}

Kindergarten can be a wonderful and exciting experience. However, for many working parents, preparing young children for school can be daunting, especially considering that the average US child spends 33 hours each week being looked after by a grandparent, friend or parent. That is why nearly 40 YMCAs across the country have launched the FREE […]

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I’m Pretty Much Done with Western Medicine

I’m Pretty Much Done with Western Medicine

Last weekend, shortly after my six year old’s soccer game, she started to rub her eyes and they turned slightly red. First thinking, she just got something in her eye. No big deal. It got a little better Sunday, so we went to church. Then Sunday night she started to throw up. I was planning […]

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Pumpkin Patch & Halloween

Pumpkin Patch & Halloween

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Pumpkin Carving with Pumpkin Masters Kits

Pumpkin Carving with Pumpkin Masters Kits

Have I mentioned lately, that I just love Fall? I really do! One of our favorite things to do in October is head up to Green Bluff and pick pumpkins! It’s all about the experience, family time, and pictures – of course! Last year we carved our pumpkins free-hand, which ended up in basic pumpkin […]

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New Moms: Do You Need a Baby Monitor?

New Moms: Do You Need a Baby Monitor?

This is one of those trick questions, because the answer will be different for every family. I vaguely remember getting a very basic, cheap audio baby monitor. It worked for letting me know when our daughter awoke right away, rather than waiting until I could hear her crying and screaming. But, because it was cheap, […]

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A Downfall to Having Multiple Kids

A Downfall to Having Multiple Kids

Since I was young, I’ve always wanted a big family. Thankfully, my husband has been obliged to go along with my plan. We’re expecting our fourth next Spring, and couldn’t be happier. But then there are things that I feel bad about, and feel the need to apologize to my daughter. I thought when I […]

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Saving Money with Cafe Style Drinks from Gevalia #FoamAtHome

Saving Money with Cafe Style Drinks from Gevalia #FoamAtHome

For every coffee I buy outside the house, an angel loses their wings. Okay, not really, but my husband loses his mind. Trying to save money, and spending it on things like coffee…well it just doesn’t work. Coffee is a splurge, and sometimes I go overboard when we’re busy, out, or traveling. It adds up, […]

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I’m Losing My Mind, Because of Them

I’m Losing My Mind, Because of Them

If I don’t constantly tell myself how much I truly love my kids, all of this makes me feel like I blame them for how I feel. And it’s not all good feelings. Last week before I left for Atlanta (for a conference), I was near my breaking point. Having time alone to myself was […]

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10 Best Books That I Want to Pass Down to My Kids

10 Best Books That I Want to Pass Down to My Kids

When I was a kid, the library was my home away from home. I knew the Dewey Decimal system like the back of my hand and spent equal time browsing the fiction aisles of the kids section as I did the 741.5s in the adult non-fiction (that’s where the few comic book-type books would hang […]

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Babywearing: Bonding with Baby (through the Toddler Years) #freedomtogether

Babywearing: Bonding with Baby (through the Toddler Years) #freedomtogether

With my first child, I was young and uneducated. I didn’t know anything about breastfeeding, attachment parenting, baby wearing, and was so very eager to get her doing things on her own, like sleeping in the crib. Things happen way too quickly. Moms, don’t rush it! You really have to take the time to swallow […]

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Where Have I Been?

Where Have I Been?

That’s a great question. I haven’t been around much, here or on Facebook, Twitter, or any other social network. I wish I could say I was off on some fabulous trip somewhere on the beach. I’m not. I’m here, at home, just trying to get through each day. I wouldn’t say this pregnancy is horrible, […]

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Moving Baby To the Dinning Table – Stokke Tripp Trapp Review

Moving Baby To the Dinning Table – Stokke Tripp Trapp Review

One of the best things about moving into a bigger home is finally being able to sit down as a family for meals. Sadly, we just didn’t have the space before and my husband and I had to stand around a small table where our two children sat, and the baby was in a separate […]

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First Day of School

First Day of School

This summer was fun, yes, but I was so ready for school to start. But then I realized that my oldest would be in school ALL DAY LONG, and I freaked out. I cried me some mommy tears, because no matter how much she says, “Mom, it’s okay. I’m a big girl now.” She will […]

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Try #TheStork at the First Signs of Infertility

Try #TheStork at the First Signs of Infertility

I’m pregnant with baby number four, but it didn’t happen right away. With my first child, we got pregnant right away. When trying for baby number two, it took us six months. Baby number three thankfully happened right away too. This time, it took us a good six months as well. Now, I know that’s […]

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Oregon Coast – Road Trip Photos!

Oregon Coast – Road Trip Photos!

My family was so excited to get to the coast, for our trip a couple of weeks ago. Especially my older two girls. Carleigh’s been to the beach/ocean before, but not since she was little, and hardly remembers it. Kendall and Athena have never been. So it was pretty much a whole new experience for […]

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It’s August and back-to-school season is upon us! {#SchoolCents Twitter Party Info}

It’s August and back-to-school season is upon us! {#SchoolCents Twitter Party Info}

This post is brought to you by Capital One and The Motherhood and I’ve been compensated for my time. All opinions are my own. It’s August. Which means the soon-to-be beginning of the “New Year” for kids and parents with new schedules and extracurricular activities. The fresh start of a new school year provides the […]

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