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What if we're missing the point of "the days are long but the years are short"?

Ever since I became a parent I frequently hear how time flies with kids and how one day I’ll blink and my kids will be moving out, getting married and start having families of their own. Like when that sweet older mother you ran into at…
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That one time I left the house with diapers in my back pocket

If I got on my phone right now and scrolled through Facebook or Instagram, I would surely see a handful of posts about motherhood. They would be posts that talk about it being “wine-oclock” already or wearing leggings everyday. Or maybe…
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Saying Goodbye to Being a Parent of One

I never thought I would be sad to welcome our second child. I used to think I would have only one child. Scratch that. I used to think we’d never have any children. I used to think I’d be a teacher forever and that was good enough. And…

Six Tips to Help You Fight Postpartum Insomnia

I'm thinking I must have Pregnantsomnia because much of what I faced with postpartum insomnia I am now facing as a pregnant mama with my toddler running around. Nonetheless, these six tips to fight postpartum insomnia apply to me now too and…
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To the Weary Mama

“Give me your heart, give me your song, sing it will all your might Come to the Fountain and you can be satisfied. There is a peace. There is a love you can get lost inside. Come to the Fountain and let me hear you testify.”    …

How to Survive Pregnancy with a Toddler

Figuring out how to survive pregnancy with a toddler boy running around me is not a challenge that I thought I would spend that much energy on. I knew it would be hard at times but mamas, bending over the side of the crib to pick up my toddler…

Can I Just Take a Minute and Talk about Some Awesome Mom Bloggers?

First, I personally am not a fan of the term "mom bloggers." Mainly because when I tell people I write for my blog and they say something like "Oh, a mom blogger" with air quotes, I tend to roll my eyes at their ignorance and their shrug of…

Our Gender Reveal Party for Baby #2!

Bubby's little sister is to arrive in March 2017. We have been super excited over the fact that we'll have a boy and a girl and the fun (and challenges!) that come with raising both genders. I have so many cute pictures and activities that I've…
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The Truth about Motherhood for Me This Week #fiveonfriday

My alarm radio sounds in my ear, demanding I shake off my warm covers and take on the day. My brain is blaring to get going on my to-do list, but my heart is overloaded. This has been one heck of a week. Between recovering from the election…
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20 + Tips from Real Moms on What to Do when You have a Newborn and a Toddler

We are having our second child in March and will be bringing home our new little addition to the family while having a 20 month old running around. I am excited, nervous, and a little scared. Scared of the unknown of a life with two under two.…
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When I Realized I Was Teaching my Son to be Sexist

Twelve years old, I was riding my bike down our neighborhood hill as fast as I could. I remember beating my neighbor friend to the bottom of the hill and enjoying the thrill of winning against him. He was one of the “wild” kids in our little…

A First Time Mom's Guide to Surviving Baby Battles (or just eat the damn puffs!)

I’m a first time mom (FTM) and just like any parent, veteran or not, we have the good days and the bad. The days you feel like you are the elite parent whose child slept for nine hours last night, and then the next day you’re knocked off…
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Mommy's Little Hero

I’m huffing and puffing, walking up the stairs, trying to carry this squirmy little dude on my hip while balancing a basket of laundry on the other. Asher is laughing and giggling while trying to see how hard he can kick his legs around before…

I Miss My Life Before I Was a Mom

I love how I live in a part of the world where we get four seasons. I love when I wake up early and step outside and the crisp air washes over my face. The dew on the grass is no longer frozen and the sun grazes the grass's wetness, causing…

Being a Parent Freaks Me Out

Squishy oatmeal on the floor. Granola stuck to the seat. Bacon filling the air. Dogs licking everything. Breakfast is my favorite. Bubby's in a good mood and ready to try whatever food I throw his way. I said ready to try. Not always actually…
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Why I Don't Shop at Gap Anymore

I was a teacher for six years in the same building, same room, teaching the same content to the same grade during that entire time. Yes, being an eighth grade reading teaching is awesome. Middle school teachers are pretty rad (although I feel…

Snuggly Morning Nursing

  Some of my favorite moments are nursing Asher. I love the sleepy eyes and grabby hands as he voraciously eats in the morning. I've gotten into this habit of asking other parents when is their favorite time to feed their little…

Having More Than One Kid: How It All Starts...

I was rocking Asher one afternoon and I could hear the radio playing softly in the background. We have KLOVE radio playing in our house pretty much 24/7. "Flawless" by Mercy Me was playing. I was overcome with memories and emotion. You see,…
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I'm a Stay-At-Home Mom and I wear leggings every day

Wahh. Wahh. No time to pee. No time to eat. Must. Get. Up. Must. Feed. Asher. Good morning. The sweetest face. Ever. Big smile. Raspberry kisses. Crusty hand from sucking all night. Hmm. Crusty mattress. Spit up? My night gown is damp.…