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Blogging… we share tips, talk about family budgets, chore charts, all the things; but one of the most important parts of blogging is simply this: real people relating to real people. Here real parents, relating to real parents. These last couple of months have been quite the roller coaster ride at The Holley House. For…

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End Of School Year

I know this isn’t the end of year we had all planned.   When you have kids, back to school and end of school is usually our calendar year, am I right? It’s weird, all being in an uncertainty. Isn’t it? Will anything ever look the same? My heart hurts for those of you that…

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Hey Mom Friend..Checking On You

Hi Parent Friends!   I’m checking on you during this world wide pandemic. Seeing if you are conquering school at home, feeding your children every 30 minutes, work and oh and your mental health! No, good because none of us are. Remember to give yourself love and grace. About the only tip I have is…

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For those of you who haven’t checked out my bio yet, I’m a foster parent. Four years ago my husband and I started discussing opening our home and we were the most terrified individuals on planet Earth. One because the thought of someone judging my parent worthiness made me scared. I knew we would love…

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“I Will Never Do That”

“I will never do that.”  If I could count the “I will never do thats” that I’ve done in the last couple of years.  I got home last night after dinner and chuckled at how many rules I had broken for the pre-child version of Brooke in just one meal.  Child dressed like Elsa in…

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Hi Texoma Fam! January was quite an eventful month at the Holley House. We added two new foster loves to our home and three days later, the flu started taking us out one by one. We are finally back into the swing of things and I’m excited to start spending some time writing. In honor…

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Swimsuits – WHY?!

The mere thought of a swimsuit used to make me physically ill.  I dislike my body in a normal fashion.  It’s not where I want it to be, better than it could be, but nowhere near a place where I feel anything near comfort half naked in public. Two years ago we went to Great…

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Breastfeeding and pumping can have a way of making me feel a little like a cow or milk machine. I think it is helpful to have a breast pump on hand. A pump can help to increase your milk supply, return to work, relax, and even offer you freedom from doing all of those night…

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First, I do NOT believe in Time Management. hahahah  I have read several books and participated in seminars and conferences to be able to find tools that would satisfy my need to do it all. I have concluded that you can’t manage time. Time is not ours to manage. It is a gift and as…

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