Mom Guilt – Just Let It Go

It's amazing how much more difficult it is to have a second baby. It's easy to think you know what to expect because you've done it before, but it is so much more than you can even imagine - or at least than I imagined. I knew before having Little Squish that things would change …

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Preparing for the Big Move

Moving to a new home is never a picnic. And let me tell you, moving while pregnant is even worse. We moved when I was seven months pregnant with Sweet Girl, luckily just about a mile away. I hated being relegated to director, because I have always been one of the heavy lifters. And this …

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Ups and Downs of Life & Pregnancy

I can't believe how long it's been since I last posted. This pregnancy has been so completely different from my first and has certainly been keeping me on my toes. Add to that our current financial/job/living situation and I'm holding on by... well, not much. BJ was laid off at the beginning of the month …

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Post-Holiday Refresh

This is the first time I've ever hosted a holiday dinner and man, it was exhausting. Don't get me wrong, I loved having everyone here, but putting together the dinner, and entertaining family just wore me out. Having said that, I had so much fun putting together a full thanksgiving dinner. Turkey, mashed potatoes, mac'n'cheese, …

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What Happened To Parenting?

Stories are popping up all over the place about parents using drugs around their children, overdosing in the car with kids in the backseat, and I read one story about parents shooting their kids (ages 5, 2, and 9 months) up with heroin, calling it "feel good medicine". All I can think is, what is …

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How Polite and Accepting Are You?

Being polite and generally accepting can be difficult. We hold our own values and ideals close to the heart and it's hard sometimes to accept that other people don't believe in the same things. I, myself, sometimes struggle to accept someone else when they have values that differ widely from my own. Growing up I …

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Growing Older

When you're little you see adults as indestructible. They can do anything, fix anything, and help you to do anything. When you're 6 you want to be 16 because they can drive a car and that's totally awesome. When you're 13 you want to be 18 because they can finally leave the house. When you're 18 …

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End of the Year Holidays – All About Family

Getting ready for the holidays. Family, friends, good food; what more could you ask for?

One of Those Days

Don't you just hate it when you have one of those days? One of those days where nothing seems to be going right. One of those days that when you wake up you just know the day is going to be never-ending. A day where all you want is to eat chocolate chip cookies for …

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I’m Not That Mom

Every parent has their own style and expectations. Mine fits nicely into one word: simple.