Samantha

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Art of Slow Vacuuming

The Art of Slow Vacuuming and Minimizing Allergies

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After discovering my child developed itchy hives all over his body, who would have thought that slow vacuuming would help with minimizing his allergies!? About two and a half years ago, my son, who was...

What are we doing this summer? Nothing. And I love it.

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What are we doing this summer? Nothing. As a homeschooling family, we are home a lot. We spend most of our school days at home, learning and studying. We take field trips and do fun...

When Baby Boy Transformed into Middle Child

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For a while, we were so happy with our family dynamic. We had two boys, Eldest Boy and Baby Boy. To us, it was perfect. Nothing is better than brothers! Then one day, shortly...

How to be a Single Mom When You’re Actually Married

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*author's note: "I would like to preface this post with a few thoughts. When these words originally went live on Orlando Mom's Blog, I received a good amount of push back from single moms and...

The Mom-Shame and Our Lack of Joy

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I'm not sure if I was just clueless when I had my first baby or maybe the mom-shame just wasn't a thing yet, but in 2010, I didn't feel the weight of the internet...

Will I ever get the “old me” back?

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I have zero creativity right now. It's frustrating. I want to write, take photographs, even doodle. But nothing comes. My creativity bug flew away about four months ago when I had my baby girl....

Don’t Judge Me for Not Entertaining My Kids

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Don't judge me. I have never made up an activity for my kids. We have never finger painted, or gathered leaves for an art project, or made molecules out of marshmallows. I have never...

The Benefits of the Birthing Center

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About eight weeks ago, I delivered my third baby. She is my first girl after two wild boys. She is fussy and she eats all the time...yada yada yada. It's the same thing you've...

Photography and the Lost Art of Making Memories

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To snap or not to snap? That is the question. We live in a time when cameras are always within arms reach. As moms, we want to document all the fun and beautiful moments our...

Raising Rowdy Boys

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There is a quote I have seen countless times on Pinterest that I can totally relate to... Boys, n.: a noise with dirt on it. This is so true! My boys are inevitably dirty and extremely loud....

To Love or Hate the Playroom?

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Ah, yes. They playroom. One of the wonders of the world. A place to store your children's toys, a place to let your kids destroy everything. To keep it in a living space, open...

Married to Medicine

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It's hard to explain medical school to those who aren't deeply involved in it. The courses are insanely in-depth, the hours are long, the exams are demanding. It is nothing like anything else I've...

Schooling for the Homeschooler

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It's the end of another school year. I did it! I mean, my son did it. But it was mostly me. OK, fine. It was all him. We just finished our first year of homeschooling,...