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I Do It All…

Can I get an Amen?  I mean as moms we do it all! Right?!  When we get ready to go on a vacation the standing joke at our house is that my husband just has to show up with his clothes. All other details are thought of.  And this doesn’t just apply to special events like […]

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Winning the Fruit and Vegetable Battle

Winning the Fruit and Vegetable Battle

“Eat your broccoli… eat your peppers… eat your banana…”  The struggle to get kids to eat their fruits and vegetables (F & V) is constant.  We recently asked our pediatrician to get in the battle, asking him to very clearly point out how important fruits and vegetables are to eat.  While his recommendation helped, ultimately it is still […]

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Taking Time for YOU

Taking Time for YOU

We all need a brief “break” from being a mom to help us remember who we are so we can continue to love ourselves and then love our families. While it’s easier to have a break away from home, here are some things I have been trying to add into my life on a regular […]

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How Times Have Changed… with Babysitting!

Maybe I’m not the only one, but I think a lot about how things were different when I was a kid. It might because I’m in the midst of raising my own children. It might be because I miss simpler times. It might be that the world has just drastically changed. Whatever the reason, one […]

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The Teal Pumpkin Project

Keeping Halloween Safe What’s the first thing you think about when you think Halloween? Pumpkins? Costumes? Trick-or-Treating? Candy? What if your child couldn’t eat candy? That would take away a HUGE chunk of Halloween. This was the problem Becky Basalone, a mom in Tennessee, faced in 2012. At a local Trunk-or-Treat event sponsored by her […]

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The Short Baby Phase

The Short Baby Phase

How many times have you heard the phrase, “I want a baby” uttered? Or how often has someone asked to hold your baby or told you how sweet your baby is? Baby fever is all over (especially when you are trying to have one yourself). I remember the days of holding friends’ babies, while longing […]

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Instilling Kindness in Kids

I’ll admit it, the news depresses me. Terrorist attacks, random shootings, two women recently murdered in quiet little Bellevue. How do you raise kids in such a violent and cruel world? How can I protect my kids when so many of these acts appear to be random? These questions and more kept me awake at night. So […]

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