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From Mommy to My Firstborn

Just like clockwork, here you are. As I watch you groggily rub your half-squinted sleepy eyes while dragging your feet across the living room floor to where I’ve been hunkered down for the past couple of hours in the comfort of couch, blanket, and pillows, practically in a Netflix coma, the anticipation of some rare cuddle time fills my mommy …

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To My Strong-Willed Child

My dear strong-willed child, I see you. You might not think that I do, but I really do see you. Through the long and tiresome (did I mention long) evening clean-ups when picking up just one more block seems like an astronomical feat you just CANNOT complete, I see you. Through the preschool work meltdowns when coloring one more leaf …

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Why Dating In Marriage Is Better Than Dating Before the “I Dos”

Dating my husband before we were married was exciting, spontaneous, and romantic. But honestly, it didn’t compare to dating now that we’re married. Sure there might have been more mystery and butterflies in those early days, but I’ve come to love our “comfort” style of dating. Right off that may sound like a snoozefest to some people. So let me …

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Why I Refuse To Teach My Children Religion

The most important fact you need to know about me above being a mom, wife, or writer is that I am a “Jesus freak.” All good DC Talk lovin’ 90s kids know exactly what I’m talking about. I believe in God and trust in what Jesus Christ did for me when he died a gruesome death on the cross. Call …

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4 Items Moms Should Never Leave Home Without

When you have a growing family like mine, life gets hectic to say the least. Heading to the grocery store or the doctor’s office is a movie-type adventure involving plenty of action (bathroom casualties), drama (pre-nap meltdowns), and a touch of comic relief (boys using playground equipment as urinals). And on these daily adventures, you have to be prepared for …

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5 Reasons Why I Don’t Want My Child to Go to First Grade

How can it be? Just a few minutes ago I was hovered over my bathroom counter deciphering the positive read on the three pregnancy tests I had just taken (hey, I wanted to be extra sure). Before I knew it, I was listening to my newborn baby boy let out his very first cries. And then, BOOM, I blink and …

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The Date of a Lifetime (And It Wasn’t With My Husband)

When those two bright blue eyes squint at me while laughter erupts from between those juicy lips, that boy could just about get anything he wants from me. Oh, you want to eat french fries and cake for dinner and drive a Harley at age four? Sure. Why not? This mama is head over heels in love with her sweet …

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Ribbies Clippies Review and 25% Discount Code

I always knew I wanted to have a daughter. Of course, I was thrilled when God saw fit to give me two boys first. They are my heart and my joy, and there’s nothing quite like the love a boy has for his mommy (and vice versa). But deep down, I also desired one of those mommy-daughter relationships. You know, …

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The 3 “P’s” To the Ultimate Vacation

We’ve all been there. That point you reach when you not only want a vacation but you so desperately need one. I was there just recently. You know that tired feeling you get that basically consumes you? And I don’t mean just physically. I’m talking about being mentally, spiritually, and emotionally tired. This was me. Even the thought of forcing …

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