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The phrase “lazy summer” used to be my reality. I looked forward to summer as much as my kids who were in school. I remember complete freedom, total relaxation and sometimes a little boredom. We figured out a daily routine to help motivate them to do their jobs around the house. We went to the […]
It is beginning to really sink in that my oldest baby is headed to kindergarten in the fall. In addition to all the more obvious worries I have about sending my first kid off to school, I find myself stressed out over how much our morning routine is about to change. We have been fortunate […]
Debunking fact from fiction to determine if Invisalign is right for you! A lot of people think Invisalign can only be utilized to fix slight dental problems, but that’s simply not true. Since Invisalign came into existence in 1997, the technology has come a long, long way! Now Invisalign trays can fix almost any issue, […]
People who know me know that I do not like to rock the boat. I am a people-pleaser, and I avoid conflict at every level. I will suffer through an over-cooked meal at a restaurant rather than send it back to the kitchen. I’m willing to make compromises. But one thing that I can’t compromise […]
Mommy martyrs. We’ve likely all met one before. Always put upon, always over-tired, always with something to do for someone, somewhere. We also likely all know those other moms who make it all seem effortless, who ooze genuine enjoyment and fulfillment as they guide their little ones through tantrums and triumphs, who seem to never […]
Like the majority of us around here, I LOVE summer. The days are longer, we spend more time outside, and we get the chance to break our typical “preheat the oven” mealtime rules. One of my husband’s favorite summer activities is using his smoker. He’s always itching to make us ribs, or even just burgers […]
For many reasons, homeschooling is becoming an increasingly popular option. It certainly isn’t for everyone, but it can be for anyone. If it is something you are considering, but issues holding you back are the stigma of “socialization,” uncertainty in your abilities, or truly anything, just know that you don’t have to go it alone. […]
I was a ball of emotions as I watched my oldest child walk into elementary school for his first day of kindergarten. After a “red shirt” year, he was more than ready. Still, it was hard for me to let go of my baby. I wondered how he could have grown so quickly from that […]
I’m an unashamed homebody. But my kids? They need some out of the house time. So while I’ve created an environment in which I’m comfortable and thriving, sometimes I have to push myself out of my comfort zone to make sure they are fulfilled. Often, the thought of going out in public with my three- […]
While pregnant, I, like a lot of people, got a glider. It was actually one of the items that I was most excited about! It was white and pink, and came with a stool which I could prop my feet up on. It matched the nursery perfectly and I loved it. When my daughter came […]
Summer is in full swing! But before we know it, the school bell will be ringing. One of the most challenging things about the back-to-school scramble is trying to re-adjust our families to routine. What if we did ourselves and our kids a favor and stayed a little closer to the line that separates our […]
I am in the third trimester of my second pregnancy now, and I’m coming to the conclusion that having a baby due right after summer’s end makes for a long summer! With that thought in mind, I wanted to share a few tips and tricks on how I’m surviving the summer as a very pregnant […]