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Things I Could Afford in Lieu of Childcare

It’s every working mom’s dream. It’s a right of passage. In truth, it’s an occasion that truly deserves it’s own hashtag: #kindgartenroundupmypaycheck (it’s a work in progress; suggestions are appreciated). Cheers, toasts, congratulations, and celebrations are in order the minute the last child graduates from childcare to kindergarten. Money materializes into your bank account, and […]

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Middle Age Mamma Musings

I am a middle age mamma. Had I started having kids at the age my childhood peers started their families (17—20 years old), I’d be just shy of being a young (good-looking) granny. Instead I am an almost 40-something with a four year old. By the time I had my son, I wasn’t even sure […]

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Always Eat the Cake

I have been trying incredibly hard lately to do adult things, like making healthy food choices and doing this bizarre thing called running without something chasing you. It is hard and makes me want to cry when no one is looking. But, I have been told more than twice that the time is now, and […]

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Let’s Party: 3 Tips for Decorating Your Next Party

Birthdays are a big celebration at our house. We love balloons, handmade gifts, and singing the happy tune too many times to count. And for those that know me personally, there is no hiding the fact that I love to plan a good party, birthday parties to be exact. Having three kiddos and our oldest […]

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10 Things Parents REALLY Need to Do/Buy for Baby Number Three

Check the Expiration Date on That Car Seat! With no fender benders under our belt, we’re comfortable using the same infant car seat for our new little guy, as we did with our older two, but don’t forget that these things do expire — just flip it over and check the sticker to make sure yours […]

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Dear Dad

Dear Dad, I bet you didn’t know that four-year-olds could blog, but guess what? They can! We’re extra special that way. And maybe we’re also extra special in the way that we notice how awesome our dad is. Most kids our age can’t see it, but we’re advanced. We notice that you’re so silly. You […]

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Adults in Training: Why I’m Lowering My Expectations of My Children

“I can’t be in there,” I sat down hard, exasperated, glaring through the viewing window of the gym. “Really?” my friend asked quizzically. “I’ve been to lots of parties here and usually the parents are allowed in the gym.” “No, no, no…we are allowed to be in there, but ‘I‘ cannot be in there. My daughter will […]

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