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I was born in 1981 which places me in the generational gap.  I am the oldest of the Millennials and the youngest of the Gen Xers.  I have tendencies towards both demographics, but when it comes to current trends I lean a little more millennial than X.  My current bandwagon I am driving with horses…

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If there is one thing I believe in as a mom blogger, it is commitment to truth and portraying my life as accurately as I can. More than anything, I would never want another mom to ever feel discouraged, inadequate, or less-than because they can’t somehow live up to the rosy, overly-edited online versions of…

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We’re Expecting Baby #4!

You know what’s fun? Jokes about parenting. Because every time you hear one, your reaction is, “YUP!” Jim Gaffigan is one of my favorite comedians because he is not only hilarious, but relatable. There is a joke that he tells that has always stuck with me… and maybe haunted me a little bit. (See above.)…

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About two weeks ago, my husband and I implemented a “chore” chart and reward system for our two year old. (To be exact, he will be three in November, so he’s two and 9 months.) I use quotations for “chore” because they aren’t so much chores as skills, responsibilities and things we want him to…

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Impulse purchases can wreak havoc on the most carefully constructed budgets. It’s something we struggle with as adults (myself included). But what if we could break the cycle? By teaching your kids how to recognize them, you will be giving them the tools for overcoming that overpowering impulse to buy, buy, buy.  This month’s goal: Show your kids how retailers manipulate our…

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More Than a One Word Answer

I don’t know about your children, but my five-year-old is not really into school. And to get more than one word out of him after the school day has been a work-in-progress.   Every day it’s the same thing. Our conversation always went like this… Me: How was your day? Oaklee: Good. Me:  What was…

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Graduations and Growth

As this year’s graduates walk the stage, I watched with a renewed attention.   In May 2031, Oaklee will walk the ‘big’ stage.  This year he walked across the stage as a preschool graduate. Y’all let’s take a moment for every mom whose baby is growing quicker than they realized.   So much of what I thought I knew…

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