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Feeling stressed about the holidays? Make this your new mantra.

*Affiliate Links included* Thanksgiving countdowns, new recipes, fun activities, and perfectly decorated houses. As I scroll through my Instagram feed, I can feel my chest begin to tighten. The thoughts start playing in my head… You really should do that. That’s a great idea. Why aren’t you doing that? I wish I had time for…

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The Treadmill of Mothering Small Children

The afternoon felt like I was stuck in that movie Groundhog’s Day. At this point my 8 week old was starting to fall into some semblance of predictable routines. He woke for the day around the same time, stayed up for a while, cat napped the rest of the morning, and then usually took a…

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Dear Mom of a Newborn…

Dear Mom of a Newborn, It gets easier. I promise. You’re sitting there, feeling pain in places you didn’t know you even had, holding this tiny being that completely depends on you, and you’re wondering. Wondering what life will look like now. Wondering how you’re going to balance it all. Wondering if you’ll ever get…

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Thank Goodness God’s Not Like Me

Bitter words they can’t really even comprehend pour out of my mouth. “Kids! Please just play nicely! Everyone will have so much more fun if we treat others how we want to be treated.” “That’s it! Time out! Now. You’re done.” “You see? I told you this was going to happen if you didn’t listen to me!”…

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My Husband Travels for Work: 10 Tips for Transitioning Home

After spending an extended amount of time away from my husband over the last two years, I’ve taken some time to reflect on the process of returning to doing life together again. Today I’m guest posting over at To Love, Honor, and Vacuum about what I’ve found are my top ten tips to make this a…

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No Fuss Potty Training – How We Did It

For months leading up to our big move I would tell him, “when we move we are getting rid of the diapers and you are going to wear undies!” I would quiz him: “what are we doing with your diapers when we move?” Once we did move, I knew I didn’t want to spend any…

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