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Dear Firstborn, I can’t believe in a few weeks you will become a big sibling. I am beyond thrilled to give you a best friend for life. You have the absolute sweetest soul and heart, and already give your little sibling daily hugs and kisses. My heart bursts with joy to see your love for […]
Dollywood offers an authentic theme park experience, complete with roller coasters, mouth-watering eateries, and an old fashioned main street full of cute shops. Visiting Dollywood can seem like a pipe dream when you have tiny children, but there’s actually quite a bit catered specifically for the under 36 inches crowd. Here are tips for visiting […]
God help me, child, never will I ever forget that evening. Once we got you safely home from the hospital and tucked ever-so-carefully into your bed, I was up for hours. Staring at the ceiling, trying to un-see it. In the 14 years of raising your feral brother, his ER visits frequent enough that I […]
I’m laying in bed at 4:30am when a paw scratches across my face. Our eight-month-old puppy is jumping all over the place – ready to play and needing to go out. But I’m tired. And it’s early. So the first thing that pops in my head is “I can’t wait until she starts sleeping a […]
The other day I had a big bunch of bananas that needed to be eaten but they were almost brown and none of my people, including myself, will eat them that way. So, I set out to make banana bread because we were headed for a camping trip the next day, and I thought it […]
Like a freezing bucket of ice water being splashed in my face, the shock of it hit me. My children just finished their 7-week summer swimming lesson. That means we have already been out of school for seven weeks. That means they start back in fewer than three. That means we are running out of […]
When I was a kid there were three things that I wanted to do when I grew up. Two of them I really wanted to become: a doctor and a meteorologist. I had the ultimate doctor set-up gifted to me as a rocking Christmas gift, and I used it to hone my best doctor […]
There has been a lot of change in my life lately. Good change. Bad change. But in the end, all-for-the-best kind of change. I have given up some commitments. I have gained new encouraging commitments. I am learning to say no. I am soaking up summer. I am forgoing events that are enough to tip […]
“Does anyone know if any legit work-from-home jobs? I’m a stay-at-home-mom but we need some extra income. Anybody have any ideas?” — Every mom Facebook group ever. The truth is that there are legitimate work-from-home employers seeking applicants, but they are often drowned out by the loud and proud direct sales consultants offering a similar […]
Summer is always a marker of time for me. Sweet memories of a moment that feels like yesterday, but may have been years ago. Sometimes it’s not the long-planned vacation, but a simple thing that takes me back. The lake is a place of fond summer memories. We stopped in a cove recently and I […]
If you’ve tried planning any sort of trip to Disney World, you are probably well aware that it requires a Herculean effort. It can leave you worn out before you’ve even left! But, once you make it to Orlando, I’ve got a few tips that can make your trip easier, more enjoyable, and in some cases, […]
Well, the 4th of July celebrations have come and gone and that can only mean one thing…THERE IS ONLY ONE MONTH UNTIL SCHOOL STARTS. I was browsing through Target today getting some last-minute things for our Fourth of July cookout and aisle after aisle was completely bare with “coming soon” signs. I’m onto you Target. […]