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DIY Valentine

DIY Valentine Card Box {for under $10}

Since our daughter is only 21 months old, I thought I’d have a few more years before having homework to complete with her.  Nope.  On Monday, her daycare folder included a request that, by Friday, we send in a box for her Valentine’s Day cards to go in at their party next week.  I love […]

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I am not #fitmom

Last fall, a few weeks after I found out I was pregnant, I logged on to Facebook and saw a post my friend had shared. It showed a lovely vista from a mountaintop and said something like, “What a beautiful eight-mile hike this morning! No excuses! #fitfirsttrimester #fitpregnancy #fitmom.” That elicited a pretty dramatic eye roll […]

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The First Trimester: All About Survival

{this beautifully styled table coming to an HGTV magazine near you}   We are expecting our second child in July, and I have to tell y’all: the first trimester has put me THROUGH THE RINGER this time. I literally composed this post on my phone two days before winding up in the ER due to […]

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The Hour That Saves My Sanity

It probably goes without saying that I have more things on my To Do List than I have time to complete them.  I am notorious for thinking I can complete 15 minutes’ worth of tasks in 5 minutes. That way of thinking contributes to my frequent frustration that I haven’t done anything. I haven’t really not done anything. It’s just […]

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How to Create the Perfect Advent Calendar

Christmas is my favorite time of year.  I love the carols, the lights, the decorations, the cheerfulness, the nostalgia, the traditions.  Last year, we were still getting used to having a child and I knew better than to have big plans for ALL OF THE THINGS we could do.  But being Type A, my wheels […]

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Leaving on a Jet Plane…with Kids

Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re like me, that means you’re getting ready to fly. We all know things like getting to the airport two hours early for a domestic flight, and having a clean change of clothes for each person in your carry-on, but here are a few additional tips to […]

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A Mother’s Love, as Evidenced by a Banana

In April, Caroline and I flew to Texas for my best friend’s wedding. At 11 months, it was Caroline’s first time on a plane, and my first time taking her on a trip by myself. Being the Type A planner that I am, I researched everything I could get my hands on regarding flying with […]

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Missing Bedtime Really is Okay Sometimes

As a mom who works outside the home, I find that I’m incredibly protective of my free time with my daughter.  For the past year, our 18 month old has gone to sleep within an hour of getting home from daycare.  On the best weekdays, I have about two hours with her, and half of […]

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My Laundry Situation Is Not Ideal And That’s Ok

I had a nervous breakdown last week over laundry. As mothers, we all have our thing that we absolutely hate doing, right?  For some, it might be cooking, or vacuuming, or emptying the dishwasher, or doing a craft, or scheduling doctor’s appointments.  For me, it is folding and putting away laundry.  I know, conceptually, that I […]

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