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Family Valentine’s Day Traditions & Activities

Family Valentine’s Day Traditions & Activities

Yesterday after my daughter and I climbed in the car to go pick up my son Will at lacrosse my daughter oddly said, “dang it!!” and huffed back into her seat. When I asked her ...

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Simple Ways to Turn Off A Racing Mind to Get Some Rest?

Simple Ways to Turn Off A Racing Mind to Get Some Rest?

I enjoyed reading this week’s #BH5MinFix that was all about simple ways to help kids get to sleep fast but I’ll be honest, what I could really use are easy tips on how my husband and I can ...

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A Playlist for New Moms

A Playlist for New Moms

Just before my daughter was born, I was naturally nesting. As a part of that process, I made myself a playlist of some of my favorite lullaby type songs. I didn’t know if she was ...

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Giving Kids an Allowance

Giving Kids an Allowance

I have a group of girlfriends I regularly go on long walks with. We talk about all sorts of things – mostly town politics or developments in town, what our plans will be for the ...

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I Need Help! Family Favorites Besides Mac ‘N Cheese?

I Need Help! Family Favorites Besides Mac ‘N Cheese?

I may have to quit my job. Really the thought crossed my mind. Why, are you wondering? The reason is simple: I need to radically change what my family eats and in some weird way, ...

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When Your Child Asks If You Move the Elf on the Shelf

When Your Child Asks If You Move the Elf on the Shelf

“I knew the elves weren’t real!!!” We’ve been into the Elf on the Shelf for a while, in fact, we have two: a childhood friend bought my kids a life size elf that hangs on ...

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How I’m Getting Back Into Exercise

How I’m Getting Back Into Exercise

Getting back into exercise after you’ve become a parent is hard. Before kids, working out was one of my top priorities. I could easily fit it into my day between work and what I might make ...

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How to Stay Sane When Hosting for The Holidays

How to Stay Sane When Hosting for The Holidays

It was my turn to host. We alternate hosting for the holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter) with my family and my husband’s family. The last few holidays with my family have been hosted by one ...

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An American Girl Themed Birthday Party

An American Girl Themed Birthday Party

This was supposed to be the year we would finally cut back on elaborate parties for my daughter. I was hopeful that perhaps we could take a handful of kids and head to American Girl ...

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Who Me? Catching Your Child in a Lie

Who Me? Catching Your Child in a Lie

My 6 year old is going through a stage. He’s been lying and stealing and to be honest, it’s been tough on me. It’s a stage we’ve dealt with before but it didn’t last very ...

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