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The Secret Is..There Is No Secret

The elusive secret of what makes a perfect mother has evaded us for years. Is it the mom who stays home to be with her children all day so that she is the one nurturing them 24/7? Or is it the mom who works full time so that she can show her children what it […]

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There Will Always Be Toys on My Floor

You know that friend’s house you go to that is always sparkling clean, she has beautifully prepared snacks for you, and the toys never seem to make their way into the living space? We all seem have that friend whose life always seems so well put together and the house always seems as if it […]

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Yes, I’m still nursing my toddlers

Before I begin to share my journey of extended breastfeeding, I want to first address the fact that breast vs. bottle is a hot button issue and let you know that this article is in no way  a “breast vs. bottle” debate. Adding fuel to the whole “mommy wars” thing is just not something that […]

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Enjoying the Last Few Lazy Days of Summer

If you’re anything like me you get giddy with the changing seasons. Even here in Florida, when our temperatures only vary from boiling hot to kinda hot, I still love when a new season begins. So when this summer began, I was ready to go with the summer activities. I had an entire notebook put […]

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Mommying with an Invisible Illness

As women it’s often hard to talk about our weaknesses. After all, we are usually the one in the family who feels the most responsibility to make sure everyone else is cared for and happy. We don’t want to talk about what’s hard for us when we are so focused on making things right for […]

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Managing the Age Gap

After I had my first daughter the questions about when we were planning to have our second came pretty quickly. I can vividly remember her being just six months old and being asked if we were going to start trying for our second. At the time I couldn’t imagine getting pregnant as I still had […]

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Post Kindergarten Reflections

I can’t believe that the school year is wrapping up and that my oldest daughter has now completed her first official year in school; she’s a Kindergarten grad! This past year has been her biggest year of growth in so many ways. I’m not quite sure how it happens but we send off little babies […]

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The Importance of Family Dinner Nights

Growing up I remember my mom stressing the importance of family dinners. It was a time to sit down and talk about our days without distractions. As I grew older and became very involved in sports it became harder to have those sit down dinners around the table, as many nights we were eating and running […]

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Thank You, Teachers

The first week of May marks a time to recognize those who work tirelessly for our children day in and day out: Teachers. As a former teacher myself, (I am currently on an extended leave with my twins) I can attest to what this week means to those working in the classroom. Teaching can often […]

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Twins: How to Survive the First Year

“Do you want to hear some really exciting news?” the ultrasound tech said as she waved the wand on my belly from side to side. Before she even said the words, I could see. Twins. I had been pregnant before, my husband and I are also blessed with a beautiful and bright six year old […]

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