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5 Things I Learned From April the Giraffe

Saturday morning, I had two friends text me the exciting news: “April’s having her baby!” and “It’s happening!” You might think April is a friend of mine or at least an acquaintance. No, April is a giraffe, and because this is 2017, pregnant giraffes in New York on live stream cameras can achieve worldwide fame […]

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Moms, It’s OK to Ask For Help!

As a mom, I often feel like I’m juggling too many things. From our family life to our church priorities to my job to my social obligations to holiday plans to neighborhood projects to meal planning to working out to….fill in the blank with whatever you are juggling too! You get the idea and I […]

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A March Spring Cleaning Any Mom Can Do

I’m not sure who decided spring was the time to clean. Maybe with the earth’s renewal, the days becoming longer, the change of seasons, it just seems the right time for a fresh start. This is coming from someone who is NOT a clean person or a neat freak by any means. I tidy well. […]

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A Mother’s Winter Rant

Raise your hand if you’re ready for Old Man Winter to go ahead and buy the farm, kick the bucket, meet his maker? I know I’m not alone. I’m actually over it about 24 hours after the first day below freezing. We may not get much snow and ice in Oklahoma, but the little we […]

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What “Being Present” REALLY Means

On a day to day basis I change several diapers, comb and style hair, drive to school, make meals, wipe noses, breastfeed, read Thomas the Train 400 times, sing songs, comfort cries, discipline and redirect, play ponies and do puzzles, and answer the question “why?” more times than I’d like. I’m there for those moments, […]

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How to Keep Your Sanity During the Holidays

The holiday season is here (or as I like to call it “eating season.”) While the memories made and family time are always awesome in hindsight, the reality of them can be a tad stressful. I’m no expert at remaining calm cool and collected but I am an expert on stress! Especially when I start […]

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An Olympic Party for Kids!

What can I say? I love a reason to have a party, and the Olympics are a fabulous reason to have fun with your kids! This year the opening ceremony starts August 5 in Rio de Janeiro and I can’t wait! I’m not exactly a sports fan, but there’s something magical about the Olympics. The […]

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