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Motherhood…. you’re gonna need an arsenal

  I don’t think anyone really ever taught me how to be a Mom. I was raised with some of the fundamentals, wash your kids, feed your kids, make sure they don’t kill each other, and make sure you don’t kill them… you know, the important fundamentals of parenting. Everything else, I was on my own! I’ve been a mom…

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Mom! What’s for dinnnnner?

I’m always looking for fast, yet delicious, and somewhat healthy(ish) kinds of dinner ideas. Crockpots are always a great idea, but I don’t own one, so it’s impossible for me to utilize these wonderful inventions…. without signing into my amazon prime account anyway 😜. So, F A S T. How can I possibly make homemade, fast, and somewhat healthy delicious…

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Who Says Mom Needs a Shower?

The image of productivity, has changed significantly for me since Willow’s birth. No longer do I rise at the crack of dawn to trek into a job that I cannot claim to miss. I am still up at the crack of dawn, albeit,  for much different reasons and a new role which has much more meaning. There are days that…

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The Gig is Up

Vacuuming. It’s a simple enough word, a simple enough task. Yet, I can’t recall the last time I took my vacuum out of the closet. I know my husband has vacuumed, hell, even my oldest child has vacuumed once or twice since baby Willow was born, but me, well, I don’t think I’ve vacuumed my house since before May 2,…

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Teething

Teeth! Well, actually a tooth. That is what reared it’s sharp little crown through my three and a half month old’s gums yesterday. I figured with the crankiness, sleep issues, biting {aka chewing on errrything}, and the buckets of drool that Willow was teething, but honestly, I didn’t expect teeth this early!  I mean really, she is only 3 1/2…

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World Breastfeeding Week

August 1-7, 2016 is World Breastfeeding  Week.  This week is among the various weeks that are near and dear to my heart. While I feel that “fed is best”, breast is what I have chosen to do for my two youngest children. Breastfeeding is a huge challenge. It is all consuming in the beginning. I spent my first weeks, for…

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Hope

It took three years to conceive our newest arrival. Three long years of injections to manipulate my hormones. Three long years of repeat pregnancy loss. Secondary infertility and pregnancy loss weren’t part of MY plan. I never considered that those two plights would factor into my life. But, both had become part of my life, defining me, changing me. By…

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