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Author Archive | Courtney Yates


Thanksgiving Traditions

One of the hardest things about marriage is taking two people from two different families and making it one. With this comes a lot of compromise and the holidays seem to be a time people see this compromise the most. What family traditions will you implement from which family, will you make your own, what […]

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Young Mom

The average age of a new mom has increased over the past decade. Now most women are beginning to have babies in their 30’s. I am a young mom. I had my first at 25 and my second at 28. Most of my mom friends are 5+ years older than me. I chose to be […]

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Gone To Soon

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss awareness month. I am fortunate enough to have not experienced a loss of my own child, but have experienced a loss in a different way. At 8 years old, my parents sat my siblings and I down to have a “family talk.” These talks typically consisted of our next […]

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Pray for the Best

It’s been almost 2 weeks since Irma came barreling her way through the state of Florida. I am driving down the turnpike taking my kids to a birthday party when I look next to me and see eight Budget trucks with the Red Cross sign on the back. My heart is suddenly filled with warmth […]

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Embrace the Strong Will

When I found out my daughter was going to be born in October, I knew right away what to expect from a Libra. Between my husband and I, we have six family members born in October, including my husband and my sister. I knew right away that my daughter was going to be a lot […]

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It IS Enough

I have been a stay-at-home mom now for almost a year. My husband and I decided to I should stay home after my second was born because let’s face it preschool is EXPENSIVE! Before staying home, I was a working mom with my first, so I have had my share of both worlds. For some […]

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Oh The Place You Don’t Have To Go

Being a mom is tough, and there are some errands that make it harder. Such as today, I am trying to drop off a package at UPS. I have my 10-month-old strapped to the front of me in a baby carrier, trying to hold my three-year olds hand to cross the parking lot, all while […]

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Back to School, Already?

August is quickly approaching and as the kids are in full summer swing some moms are counting down the days that the kids are back in school. My children are not of school-age yet, but I have heard as a teacher the many joyous remarks from parents how excited they were to get back in […]

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How many kids?

At some point in motherhood or even before we enter motherhood we may face the question of how many kids should we have? This is a question some couples know the answer to even before they decide to get married and for some it isn’t a question at all due to medical concerns or infertility. […]

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Beach Planning

Living in Florida, we are lucky enough to be able to go to the beach year-round. Now after living here for 5 years and some trial and error, I feel my husband and I have figured out some tips to feel prepared for a day at the beach. We occasionally enjoy going to a beach, […]

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