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It wasn’t really a choice. When my husband and I had the whole kid discussion years before Teddy existed, we knew I would keep working. We have considerable student loans and other commitments and debts and financially one of us staying home with our kid just wasn’t an option for us. Like many millennials who…

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Entertaining Through The Ages

If you have read any of my posts before then you already know that I have a twelve year old and a two year old and I always tell people this is because God has a sense of humor and, luckily, a plan.  Our children are literally 10 years and one day apart.  I think…

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As a youngster, I played with Barbies. Legos were not part of my playing arsenal, so they never interested me until I became a mother. Watching my child get creative with Legos has inspired me to participate more in the building process. However; that does not mean I want to sit there for a whole…

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Yesterday, Teddy came home from his preschool class party for Valentine’s Day with a bag FULL of candy. This was his first real holiday haul of goodies, and a totally new experience for us to navigate. At Halloween last year, he was just two weeks shy of turning two years old and in FULL ON…

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Five Alternatives To Time Out

I know what you might be thinking. Some people say, “Time out is working just fine for us!” As a parent of a three-year-old and a six-year-old, sometimes I even use it in my house. But there are times where a time out really doesn’t function for anything but a time to separate your child…

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Changing of the Seasons

And just like that, my baby became a toddler. The last three months or so have been my favorite so far. (For those of you with younger ones – that would be ages 18 – 21 months to be precise. Hopefully you will experience the same reprieve.) Teddy was SUCH A GOOD AGE. The high-maintenance…

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Showing Up

Whew. I have to admit I’m not feeling a whole lot of inspiration for my usual Friday post. The truth is I’m just happy to have gotten here at all, and I’m ready for my nap now. (What’s that? It’s on backorder for another 16 years or so?) Mostly because last Friday I started a…

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Things that happened this weekend: ONE: I cheated on my diet. On day 10 (and 11) of my diet. I cheated with Whataburger because I love me some Whataburger and it had been a very long day (see number 3) and I didn’t feel like cooking. But I’m back on the wagon and telling myself…

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