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Author Archive | Stephanie Baker


A Contentment Challenge

Years ago, I was reading a blog that I follow by author Lara Casey and she was completing what she called a “Contentment Challenge.” The idea came from a friend of hers, Nancy Ray, who gave up shopping for three months as a way to come to terms with her need for things and find […]

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When you become an “Allergy Mom”

It seems in the past few years we have been hearing more and more about children with food allergies. I personally had heard of many children suffering from these allergies and felt sorry for the kids in my oldest daughter’s class that couldn’t enjoy the same snacks as the other kids. But beyond hearing about […]

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Raising Includers

A few years ago I read an article that talked about raising our kids to be “includers” instead of “excluders” and it really struck me. The basic concept is to try to teach our kids the importance of including others and try to squash the mean kid mentality before it starts. In the past, I […]

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Mom’s Book Club: The Hands Free Mama

Sitting curled up with a book and a nice hot cup of coffee or warm Chamomile tea may just be one of my favorite past times. Reading is a huge part of who I am and it’s rare that you’ll ever find me without a book on my nightstand or shoved in my purse or […]

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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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