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Non-Candy Stocking Stuffers

It’s difficult. The candy aisle is full of adorably wrapped sweet treats, and it’s tempting to buy an army of little M&M men and peanut butter cup-filled candy canes to top off the kiddos’ stockings. If your house is like mine, however, the last of the Halloween candy stash just got thrown away, and I […]

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Sleep Deprived for the Holidays

Sleep Deprived for the Holidays

Last year was my first holiday season as a mom. It was magical in many ways – getting to include my baby in family traditions, taking those baby-in-a-Santa-hat pictures, and simply being thankful for the gift of our sweet son. But in between those lovely moments, I also remember some FOG. Sleep-deprived, overwhelmed, new mom […]

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In Defense of the Elf on the Shelf

“You’re lying to your kids!” “It’s so creepy!” “You’re in it for years and years!” “Overachieving parents!” “They’re just doing it to show of on Facebook and Instagram!”  Most of us have read blog post after blog post by people who think Elf on the Shelf is the most ridiculous Christmas tradition. I don’t really care about what […]

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New in Town With Kids

Let’s face it, finding friends as an adult can be hard. If you find yourself moving somewhere where you know no one, starting over can seem really daunting! Relocating isn’t horribly uncommon, and being new in town can feel challenging at best. Add kiddos to the mix, add parenting styles, kids ages, your interests, their interests, and it […]

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Living with Lots of Littles

I’m not sure when it dawned on me that I was the momma of lots of littles. Having three in diapers, perhaps. Or, perhaps when I found myself holding three vomiting children at one time, all around my expanding belly as they all came down with a violent flu bug the day after my husband […]

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Things Are About to Get P-interesting

Pinterest. Pretty much the greatest thing ever. I mean, a virtual pin-board where you can save anything and everything from the internet and organize it all onto an unlimited number of categorized boards? Genius. I have to admit, I wasn’t really into Pinterest when it was first made available by the Internet gods. You had to be “invited” […]

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Gift-Giving Advice for Grandparents

Gift-Giving Advice for Grandparents

As a mom of two boys ages 6 and 3, I love the excitement surrounding birthdays and holidays! The celebrations with family and friends, the gifts, the fights over who gets to use the Piece of Resistance first – you know, making memories that will last for years to come and all that. There is, however, […]

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Gifts That Keep On Giving

Since greening up food and decorations were explored in my Halloween and Thanksgiving posts, let’s focus on something unique to this holiday season: presents. Here are five tips to make your gift giving a bit more earth-friendly. 1. Because gift wrap and tissue paper are NOT recyclable, consider forgoing wrapping paper for reusable options. Gift […]

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“It’s Bedtime.”

“The bedtime routine for my kids is like this Royal Coronation Jubilee Centennial of rinsing and plaque and dental appliances and the stuffed animal semi-circle of emotional support. And I’ve gotta read eight different moron books. You know what my bedtime story was when I was a kid? Darkness!” -Jerry Seinfeld on The Tonight Show […]

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