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Second-Born Syndrome : The Struggle is Real

My spicy little second-born. I don’t even know where to start. I have been struggling lately with the events and activities and ‘things’ my second-born misses out on. Simply because she is just that. The second-born. Before my second was born, I always would giggle when I heard mom-friends, who had multiple children, say things […]

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The Baby Food Making Chronicles: From a Past Puree Master

The sweating. The buying of every fresh produce item that you can see. The checking off of the list of ‘what can they and what can’t they consume yet.’ The baby food steamer vs baby food steamer and puree combo machine vs the mega food processor. The budgeting. The stress. The requirement to be a […]

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The Creativity of Covering Up: Breastfeeding & Holiday Gatherings

Tis the season. Gatherings. Work parties. Cookie exchanges. New Years Eve parties. Preschool parties. Middle School parties.  The list goes on. Add to that list the number of breastfeeding mamas attempting to attend these glorious events, feed their milk-crazed babies, forgot the bottles, and still need to stay sane. Oh. And also add to that […]

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Holiday Baby Series: Part 2 – Conquering the Holi-Birthday {Practical Tips Toward Sanity}

It’s me again. The advocate for all holiday-baby-mamas everywhere! Keep in mind friends, whether your baby is competing with Santa Claus, trick-or-treaters, Black Friday deals, reservations at restaurants on Valentine’s day, or fireworks; there are a few simple ways to make their birthday a special one. Join me for three practical suggestions from this mama, […]

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Holiday Baby: What NOT to Say to the Mama of a Holiday Baby {Part One}

Our family beat all the odds. Two bundles of joy, both with the exact same due date, but two years apart. OH, and did I mention that both exited the womb during the same week as Christmas and New Years? BOOM. Yeahhhh, I have already heard all of the jokes, like how my husband’s birthday […]

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Keeping Culture Close

CULTURE : noun the customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people, or other social group. Many of us identify with the specifics of culture in different ways. There is no right or wrong way, and there is no hard and fast definition as to what, who, and why you identify with […]

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Flavorful {Fall Back} Fuss Free Feasts

Fall back. Gah. If you are not aware, we fall back into the land of 5pm blackout come November 6. Yup. Set those clocks back an hour the night before to ensure you enjoy one more hour of peaceful sleep (I just choked on my sparking water), while anticipating a soon to be earlier sunrise. It all […]

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End of Summer Backyard Bucket List

That’s right. I said it. Those three dreaded words : END OF SUMMER. Right when we all just got used to our dull skin becoming exposed to the sun a tad more then usual, and just when kids with sweaty sun screened brows became the norm again. Alas, she is almost over. That precious summer. […]

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Building Confidence, One Stroke at a Time

Disclosure: This post is sponsored, however we do not partner with businesses we do not feel bring value to our readers. Opinions expressed by this writer are 100% her own. Confidence. There is a difference between confident children and snooty, nose up in the air, know it all children. I’m hoping, and on my knees praying, […]

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