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Stepping Stories Business Highlight and GIVEAWAY

Stepping Stories Stepping Stories was founded by two moms and grew out of their personal parenting experiences. Their mission is to make parenting easier through personalized stories that help young children with transitions and challenges. Written by a team of child development experts, the personalized children’s books employ a research-based approach to easing childhood transitions […]

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Feeling Beautiful before Birth with Henna

Feeling Beautiful before Birth with Henna

If you’ve ever been pregnant, you can probably relate to the end-of-pregnancy “blah.” It is when nothing seems to fit, your shirts aren’t long enough to cover your belly and your pants keep wrinkling around the waist in all the wrong places. You are getting constant phone calls and messages asking how you are doing […]

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Kerri Photography Review and Interview with Our Giveaway Winner

We hope you remember our remarkable Mother’s Day Giveaway Week last year when we treated 5 local mamas to 5 amazing giveaways. One of those was a family photo session from Kerri Photography. What an awesome gift for a Mom to receive; time spent and documented with those she loves most. I got the chance to chat with the […]

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You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

Someone is on your side… No one is alone. These lyrics closed out the final song of the movie Into the Woods, and I felt my heart tug and the tears well up in my eyes. The movie struck a nerve in me. One that I have felt as a mother and I know that […]

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Meet Our Newest Family Member

Meet Our Newest Family Member: Things to Consider Before Buying a Family Dog

Meet our Minature Goldendoodle, Remington “Remi” Lou. She is the newest member of the Evans clan. Jon and I kept this little secret from our kiddos until Christmas morning. I think it was one of the best Christmas’s I have ever experienced. Their reactions were absolutely priceless! (You can watch their reactions HERE and HERE.) […]

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Our Family’s Experience with Ingrid Williams, Realtor for Re/Max Precision

Last year was “The Year of the Move” for our family. Here’s how it went down: We listed our house in March. It sold in about three weeks. April was spent packing and finding temporary housing while my CPA hubby finished out tax season. In May, I (was officially insane and) held a garage sale, then sent half […]

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