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8 Travel Must Haves

Traveling this summer? Here are 8 essential items to take with you.

Gift Ideas

Father’s Day Gift Guide

A unique gift guide for the man who has everything


Parenting Olympics Part 2

Ready to see if you qualify for more Parenting Olympic Events?? Ninja Indulgence Skills You’ve been craving that sea salt caramel dark chocolate candy bar for weeks and finally, finally you’ve broken down and bought one.  Let’s face it, at this point, there is  no way you’re going to share no matter how much you love your adorable… Continue reading Parenting Olympics Part 2

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Parenting Olympics

Raise your hand if you love the Olympics! *Jumps up and down, waving hands while squealing like a maniac* Yeah, okay, so I might be a (not so) closet fan of the Olympics! What’s not to love?  Watching gymnasts soar through the air, swimmers swimming better than fish themselves, the equestrian cross country event jumping,… Continue reading Parenting Olympics


How to Deal With the Neighborhood Rat Pack, er, Children (Kindly)

What to do when you feel overwhelmed and overrun by the neighboring kids.

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In Which I Make a Few Confessions…

Dear Youngest Child, As much as I love you, waking up every two hours is not considered a restful night’s repose.  Also, I would like to remind you that when you decide to eat more than normal, the cafe runs out of food more quickly than usual.  Screaming fits at 2 AM do nothing to… Continue reading In Which I Make a Few Confessions…

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You Only Told me THREE Times and Other Awkward Grocery Store Encounters

The grocery store has always been the source of many embarrassing and awkward encounters with the human race for me.  For some reason, it is one of my children’s favorite places to relapse in social graces.  They might be well-behaved all day long, up until we enter the grocery store.  Suddenly, they turn feral and… Continue reading You Only Told me THREE Times and Other Awkward Grocery Store Encounters

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Healthier Almond Joy Coffee

I know today is a famous holiday, Martin Luther King Day, but it also is a lesser known holiday; today is Gourmet Coffee Day!!

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How to Avoid Folding Clothes Forever AKA Procrastination

I have some clothes that I need to pack up and move out to the shed (by “some” clothes, I mean everything my girls ever wore between 12 mo and 3T and a few castoffs that none of them like, plus everything the ONE boy child in the house outgrew) and I don’t waaaaaaaaaaaaant to!!! … Continue reading How to Avoid Folding Clothes Forever AKA Procrastination

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21 Thoughts in Your Baby’s Head When You First Introduce Him/Her to Solids

Ever wonder why your baby makes all those faces when you first introduce him to solids?  Well, here’s a little bit of insight. You touch the spoon to baby’s mouth, tempting her to open it. Something’s by my mouth! You know your baby will willingly open up because, Hey!