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It’s back-to-school season and you’re just about ready to zip that backpack closed before tossing that supply list into the trash. You’ve been shopping for weeks to get the right pencils and pens, binders and the dozens of other must-haves. This, of course, is in addition to the perfect school shoes and autumn wardrobe. But…

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Childcare – It Takes A Village

At one point or another, every parent searches for credible, safe childcare for their precious little one(s). I find this task to be daunting, time-consuming, and eye-opening. It is like an interview for the person or center that will do more than keep your child alive. I start the process by asking friends and family…

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My family is now bigger. In July we were blessed with an 8lbs 06 oz beauty with a head full of hair. Babies come in their own time. AJ was two weeks early, and truthfully I was a little thrown off that she didn’t arrive closer to her due date. I’m a planner that loves…

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Living In Your Strengths

Live in your strengths… I have recently changed jobs. It sounds very exciting (and it is!) but also very scary. I am not very fond of being stuck in comfort zones. I am always looking for the next thing, the next project, the next deadline, so it just made sense, but the butterfly sensation in…

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Feeding Ducks – The Proper Way

Our new passion is feeding the ducks!  Joe is 39, I am 38, Si is 14, and Ben is 4 and we all LOVE feeding the ducks, but I am often concerned we are doing more harm than good.  What are you supposed to feed ducks and geese?  Is bread the right choice?  I was…

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We decided to live on a budget a long time ago and that is a huge commitment. It demands a lot of self- control that just flies through the window when it comes to school supplies! I mean, who didn’t get excited about that super large colored pencil box? I did! The smell of the…

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Deciding to Become A Parent

I found this photo when I was browsing around old pictures the other day, and it made me chuckle. (God was DEFINITELY laughing when I wrote it.) To give you a point of reference, Teddy was born November 2015. Between the time I wrote this and the time I had actually gotten pregnant I was…

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Mom Superstitions

I didn’t really think I was a superstitious person, but I’ve done two things recently that have made me question my own sanity. 1. The Oops Baby Jinx Granted, we’ve given away, donated or sold quite a few of Teddy’s baby supplies, but there are still, oh, about EIGHT plastic storage bins of baby junk…

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Do Cheap Hobbies Exist?

There are so, very, many articles and posts encouraging self care, especially for moms. But here’s the rub – we moms are generally on a budget too, and finding both time AND money for those treat yo self moments can seem impossible. Honestly, the word “hobby” seems like it was erased from my vocabulary the…

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