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The Rise of the Mommy Martyr

April 16, 2014

It’s been happening for years now. This mythical pedestal we have put the perfect mom on. We all see her differently. Either we aspire to be like her or we violently revolt against her. Putting her there to lash out against it. It’s weird. We see the moms with their pennants at birthday parties and […]

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Bringing Home Baby to Your Baby

April 2, 2014

This was a post requested by the lovely Katie Krongard. She is preggo with #2 and wanted to know about bringing home that second kid. I also have 3 of my 4 bridesmaids pregnant with their firsts so I figured there are some general nuggets of info they would like to know as well about […]

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Random Ramblings

March 21, 2014

I can’t really put together a thought provoking post in the little pockets of time I have so I figured I would just give you the cliff notes version of my thoughts. Spring keeps coming in random days and teasing us. We have been playing outside so much and we just love it. Our driveway […]

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The Cheeks

March 11, 2014

I’ve avoided the post on purpose. Ollie has eczema on his cheeks. It’s one of the only reasons I am liking winter. So people stop asking me. Around July, 3 main patches popped up. At the time, I had started whole milk (he was on milk based formula). I thought it was that and stopped. Nada. […]

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Toddler Dinners: Don’t Sweat Every Meal

December 13, 2013

At Ollie’s 15 month appointment, the pediatrician was asking her standard developmental questions of him and instead of asking how he did eating she asked “does he have 1 good meal a day?”. I chuckled. She is a mom of 2 now too. She knows asking how a toddler is eating is opening yourself up […]

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Knixwear: The true definition of lady problems

November 18, 2013

Warning: Male readers, I suggest you just stop now. There really is no point to keep reading. I don’t care but you will probably say “NOPE” at some point in here so I am giving you fair warning. Choose your own adventure instead and choose an old post from the following: How Cool Playgrounds Used […]

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You Asked, I’m Answerin

September 18, 2013

In my PicPack giveaway,  I required the person entering to leave a comment asking me any question. I kind of get tired of the same type of contest comments that say the same things. I figured we should have fun…and y’all made it fun! 26 random ass questions from the easy to the personal to […]

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It Ain’t Babysitting

September 3, 2013

Warning: I got a bone to pick so bear with me. I may ramble but I have limited blogging time, so word vomit you get. I haven’t had a good rant in awhile. ::cracks knuckles:: There are a few phrases that piss me off when it comes to parenting. “Sleep when the baby sleeps” “Cherish every […]

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I Am Not A Baby Person

August 5, 2013

Here’s the deal: babies aren’t my thing. They are cute and they have adorable tiny clothes but I am not a fan. I kept the 6 month mark in my head to get me through the sleepless nights, nipples of fire and general blobbiness of infants. I knew it would get better…just had to hang […]

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Landon’s Book of the Week – I’m a Big Brother

July 17, 2013

WAAAAAAAAY back when, I did a series about Landon’s favorite books. I think I am going to bring that back to showcase some of the boys’ favorites. Of course now the focus is a little different. Landon seems to like ones he can “read” later. This is memorization and context clues but a step in […]

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