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Who Moved the Dang Butter?! Connecting With Your Spouse After Kids

Before kids, my husband and I did everything together.  We went out to eat, saw concerts, stayed up late watching movies, and traveled.  I would have characterized our marriage as “easy.”  Then we had kids.  With three toddlers distracting us, it’s much harder to connect lately.  Now our relationship sometimes resembles that of roommates, passing […]

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Why I Chose Homeschool

If you were to ask me in college, where my kids were going to go to school, homeschooling would have been my last option. I had so many preconceived notions about what homeschooling was and the families that chose to participate in it. To me the people who homeschooled were the parents of kids who […]

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Mommy Brain

Mommy Brain. It’s a Real Thing.

The absentmindedness started while I was pregnant. I would forget to buy milk at the grocery store. Or I would order my husband the wrong coffee drink on a morning doughnut run. It was funny, most of the time. But then the baby came out and took my sanity along with it. When I look […]

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Ode to My Shower

Ode to My Shower

I don’t have a big bathroom at all. It’s not fancy. The shower head is whatever WPS installed on their energy plan visit.  It’s not a walk-in or tile. I don’t even like the shower curtain anymore. But I LOVE my shower.  I mean LOVE.

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Surviving Bedrest - How I Spent 8 Weeks on the Couch

Surviving Bedrest – How I Spent 8 Weeks on the Couch

Bedrest can seem EXTREMELY daunting. Every November 22nd, I remember the day that bedrest began for me… During my twin pregnancy, I knew that carrying two babies increased my chances of going on bedrest. While it was always in the back of my mind, I prayed it wouldn’t actually happen. As my belly grew bigger […]

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"Mean Mom" Moments

“Mean Mom” Moments

One of my responsibilities as a mom is to not take those experiences away from my children by helping them too much. I have a laid back and fun-loving personality. Conflict is my worst enemy. I love my children and don’t want them to think of me as a mean mom. And, I definitely don’t […]

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Octopus VS Monkey – A Pregnancy Comparison

Some women LOVE being pregnant.  I am not one of those.  I actually enjoyed delivering my babies (literally pushing them out of me) more than carrying them.  I’ve been fortunate enough to experience both twin and singleton pregnancies.  I realize singleton is an odd word for anyone who doesn’t have twins.  Those with twins use […]

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