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9 Books You Will Actually WANT To Read This Summer

One of my favorite past times (yes, because having a 2-year-old and a 10-month-old qualifies anything done at a leisurely, quiet, enjoyable pace as a thing of the past) is reading. Those that know me probably think, “um…you’re an English teacher, don’t you read ALL THE BOOKS?” I’d love to say yes but…nope. I’ll be honest, at […]

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Why We Keep Birthdays Simple

Both of my kids have summer birthdays. That combined with Father’s Day, July 4th, and juggling a big extended family is causing me to have celebrations on the brain. My 4 year old son recently and unknowingly reminded me why we keep our holidays and birthdays simple: because right now we can. Learning the Hard […]

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10 Problems All Short Moms Have

I’ve got a little unknown fact for you: December 21st is the shortest day of the year.  Why am I telling you this?  Because it is also National Short Girl Appreciation Day.   So for all of us that are 5’5” and shorter, that is our day!  And while our petite stature can be pretty adorable, it can […]

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To Santa or Not to Santa?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season is filled with family, peppermint, lights, and magic, but it’s not without its controversies! “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays”? Dare I mention….the Starbucks cup? Perhaps the most polarizing of all Christmas conundrums as a mother is where my family falls on the Santa Spectrum. […]

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3 Reasons We Are Choosing a Hard Candy Christmas

Christmas is hard, you guys. I absolutely love the holiday season, but navigating the month of December as a stay-at-home mom whose budget is already stretched just a bit too thin… Let’s just say I’m stress-eating a lot of tree-shaped butter cookies. (Seriously, why are they SO GOOD?) I’m stressed because our budget doesn’t have […]

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