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The Surprises of Motherhood: Part 1

Today, I'm kicking off a series on the topic of "The Surprises of Motherhood." I've lined up some amazing guest writers who will be sharing on this topic over the next few weeks, starting today with Anna Trivits, a dear friend from my childhood. Anna somehow found time to graciously gift us with a blog… Continue reading The Surprises of Motherhood: Part 1

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Motherhood: Expectations Vs Reality

Motherhood has been much harder than I ever expected it to be. Truth be told, I had a very flowery idea of parenting before I actually became a mom. I had done a lot of babysitting before having kids of my own and I always loved being around kids. Somehow I thought that meant I… Continue reading Motherhood: Expectations Vs Reality

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What You Should Know Before Having Your Second Child

Have you ever wondered how could you possibly love another baby as much as you love your first child? After college I babysat two adorable, creative, precocious little girls who were about two years apart. I remember their mom mentioning that before having her second she worried if she could ever love another baby as… Continue reading What You Should Know Before Having Your Second Child

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FREE Fall Family Bucket List

Autumn is here and I'm over the moon! It's my absolute favorite time of year. The apple cider, cinnamon sugar donuts, crimson leaves, hay rides, cozy sweaters and caramel apples...what's not to love about fall? I suppose it would be nice if fall stuck around longer, but that's where the Fall Family Bucket List comes… Continue reading FREE Fall Family Bucket List

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First Day of School *Printable Download*

Are Your Kids Back to School Now? Everson started Pre-K today. He is in our school's Spanish immersion program this year and he excitedly reported to me that he learned how to say "hola" and "rojo"...the two Spanish words he already knew ;-). He had a fantastic day (as illustrated through his huge, cheesy smile… Continue reading First Day of School *Printable Download*