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a goodbye letter to my babies featured
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  Today marks the bittersweet end of an era.  Today, I'm closing a chapter in my life that has lasted six years and yielded me four precious little beings--little bodies that I harbored safely within my own for a combined 160 weeks.  Perfect little people that share my eyes, their dad's nose, and have brought me joy beyond...
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help your kids get a good nights sleep featured
by  |  posted under Family, Parenting
I have been noticing that my children have been very restless at night lately.  They are coming into our room a lot more.  I feel like we have a healthy nightly routine but I have noticed that if we don't get the homework done right after school then we are up longer, and they are going to bed later.  Please tell me you have the same problem....
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Parenting the (in be) tweens! - www.howdoesshe.com
by  |  posted under Boys, Family, Family Time, Inspiration, Parenting
Every now and then there comes along a blogger who really strikes a chord with us - Monica is one of those, and her post "What a Teenage Boy Needs Most From his Mom," has gone viral, and for good reason! We all need some help and inspiration in the rearing of our children. I mean, it does take a village, right? We are so pleased to welcome...
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Employee Evaluation for Stay-at-Home Moms
by  |  posted under Family, Inspiration, Parenting, Time Management
I’m a stay-at-home mom. Mostly. I write things and sometimes people pay me. I will not go on and on about getting questions like, “Do you work?” because of course I work. We all do. Whether we’re freelance writing at home, digging ditches, or caring for our children, it’s work. So, yes, I work, but for the bulk of my work I don’t get...
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Battle 4 copy
by  |  posted under Family, Inspiration, Parenting, Uncategorized
  If the above picture makes you laugh, it does me too.  But it didn't at the time, in fact, about 30 minutes before that picture was taken, there was a huge battle being waged about what NOT to wear in public.  You can see who won that battle. The thing I love about parenting, and writing about parenting, is that I'm always learning...
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kara hard things featured image
by  |  posted under Girls, Inspiration, Parenting
My kids love candy. And it seems as though every holiday, party and even minor event they are bombarded with even more candy.  So it came as quite a surprise when our daughter approached us asking to make a candy deal. Her friend's parents were offering a big prize if she could go without candy for several months, and our daughter wanted the...
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kathryn home movie life featured image
by  |  posted under Family, Parenting
One day this fall, I spent several hours watching home videos. It started with one, but like Lindt Truffles, cashews, and handbags on clearance, you can never stop with just one. Each video I watched made me more nostalgic, filled me with more longing for simpler times, times when the kids were littler, when their problems were easily solved...
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nicolette what kind of mom featured image
by  |  posted under Family, Family Time, Inspiration, Parenting, Uncategorized
    I'd never heard the term helicopter parent until I was accused of being one in a comment here.  Apparently I was one due to my no-sleepover rule. Rather than be upset by this accusation, I began to wonder--what is this thing they speak of...this "helicopter parent?"  So I dug deeper;  if I'm going to be labeled...
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by  |  posted under Parenting, Round ups
It's always hard to see your kids go through disappointments like we did this week at our house.  Whether they are 3 or 12 or 18 I think all kids could use some confidence boosters!  I think helping them fill up their confidence "bucket" is a great tool to have, that way when those disappointments come, and they always do, they have that...
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Oh mama featured
by  |  posted under Beauty, Family, Giveaways & Sponsored Posts, Parenting, Time Management, Uncategorized
Being a mama can be totally awesome, utterly exhausting, and one heck of an emotional roller coaster with plenty of ups and downs.  I think we can all agree that having a support system is a must.  When I get together with my girlfriends or meet other moms for playdates, we love to chat about kids, fashion, parenting, the best places to buy...
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