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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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What Not To Say to Foster Parents (And What TO Say Instead)

This past year, my family opened our home for foster care.  Before we began the process of becoming foster parents, I had very little experience or knowledge of it. I had so much respect for families who fostered,families who fostered, but I had only known of them. There was no one in my day to […]

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Netflix – And 3 More Reasons I Won’t Be Getting Up Early

We’ve all heard the advice: If you truly want to get a handle on your day, you must wake up before your children. I can personally vouch for the truth in this statement. I love padding down the hallway in slippered feet, brewing coffee, and organizing the day’s demands while my family still slumbers. The […]

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One perk to having a mom who holds on to everything is getting to dress my daughter in some of my old clothes!

I’m the Mom that Keeps ALL the Things

 As Spring cleaning season approaches, articles about decluttering your life and even incorporating concepts like konmari seem to pop up in every feed you see. I’ve never been much of a “Spring cleaner;” instead I just try to stay on top of the cleaning year round (except for baseboards and windowsills–who has time to clean those?!). It’s the […]

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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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