When I grocery shop without a list, two things usually happen - I make too many impulse purchases and I come home without the things that I actually went to the grocery to buy. There's an art to making a grocery list.  I've tried different...
Are you expecting a summer baby? Getting outside for a workout is probably NOT on your to-do list. Believe me, I feel you! Since Baby #2 is just a few weeks away...I've put together a few of my favorite fitness moves to stay toned,...
{editors note: Morgan is our advice column guru. She is a stay at home mom AND a marriage and family therapist. In her professional work, she works with moms and the challenges they face. Many of her columns will come from an...
Do you sometimes wonder if you'll be able to splurge on a vacation or road trip this year. If it seems like you won't have the funds, these tips on how to save money quick for a Summer road trip...
  Last night I ordered three books that I plan to read on our beach vacation.  I asked several friends for book recommendations, added about ten books to my Amazon cart, then whittled my choices down to three.  I am giddy at the...
  Dear Kids, Mama thinks it's time that I tell you how I met Daddy. Brace yourselves because our story isn't the traditional "boy meets girl, they fall in love, have a huge wedding and then get married". Nope, I think...
A few days ago I received a gift. My five-year-old son, Caleb, fell asleep in the car. Woo Hoo! Because silence is golden. But wait. There's more. When we arrived home I lifted his lankiness from the car seat expecting him...

Routinely Unrealistic

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Truth: I don't always like being a Mom. I'm thankful, blessed and so fortunate to be a mother. I adore my children and couldn't imagine my life without them. I'm so fortunate to be a mother, but still, I don't...
Like everyone I know, I’m busy. CRAZY busy. If I spy a few free minutes on my calendar, I feel compelled to squeeze in one more thing. I carry around a tote bag filled with things to do, just...
Curled up against my body in a soft white blanket, my baby girl is finally sleeping peacefully. It took rocking and singing and nursing and the pacifier that I thought we had successfully gotten rid of a month ago,...

The Struggle is Real

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What do people want most in relationships?  Realness.  Is that even a word?  Well, it is today. With all of the social media outlets in today’s world, it is no wonder people, women in general, have a complex about being...
As a self-proclaimed introvert, I am still very much dependent on my gal pals. They keep me sane. I mean, what would I do if I didn't have my girls a text or phone call away to vent to...
As the last few weeks of school come to an end, I am beginning to think about our summer plans. While I love not having a schedule or lunches to pack, I also loathe summer break! The minute one...
Here’s an end-of-the-year shout out to all the Room Moms who still have the fortitude in May to send out group emails trying to organize the rest of us. I was a Room Mom once when my daughters were in...
How I wish I was able to attend a breastfeeding course before I gave birth to my first baby. But, it didn’t work out that way. She was a preemie. Born five weeks early and weighing a whopping 4...

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Family Friendly Restaurants: Central Florida

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In my house, eating is kind of a big deal. We frequent some favorite family-friendly restaurants around Central Florida and I reached out to...