My son is starting kindergarten in just a few weeks. My feelings on this matter are complicated, to say the least. It wasn’t so complicated just a few months ago, though. It was just really, really emotional. I became teary-eyed...
There once was a time when I could say that scrolling my phone was an official hobby of mine. When the television was on, when I had a few spare minutes to myself, or when I was just half-engaged...
I thought I had escaped the huge expense of putting braces on my kids. My first two kids thankfully received my straight-teeth genes, but then the baby of the family came along and her orthodontic prognosis wasn’t looking so...
Who is ready for a VACATION?! It’s been a heck of a few months, (and it's not over yet) but across the country lockdown restrictions are slowly lifting, and businesses are beginning to open again. Although some vacations may...
Every kid loves to build forts and my kids are no exception. The only thing that I don't love is the clean up; having to put away all of the blankets and chairs once they are done playing is...

In This Together

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https://www.instagram.com/p/B-17dFLh18q/ In This Together YOU ARE NOT ALONE! No matter what you’re going through, no matter if you’re lonely, stressed, frustrated or overwhelmed...Mama, we are all in this together! ❤️ We were not meant to do life alone. We were meant...
by contributor Laurie CrockerMy son loudly professed to me the other day that “books are boring.” I nearly fell on the floor. I mean, I’m not only a mom but also a freakin’ elementary school teacher. I immediately launched...
Hearing the words, "Dairy, Soy and Egg-Free," may seem overwhelming at first as a new breastfeeding mother, and I am here to assure you it is possible, it is rewarding, and with a little guidance, the foods you once...
As a mom, I'm constantly looking for ways to make motherhood easier. I love Amazon Prime and Facebook Marketplace. I buy my groceries online, I buy presents online, I buy clothes online. If I can get anything while sitting...
"Let me be clear: I love being my child’s mother. I adore the powerful love that I feel for him despite how overwhelming it feels at times. I wouldn’t change my life for anything. But I do miss me. Sometimes...

I Am

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Your hair is too this, and your nose is that. Your lips are so big. Watch what you eat so you don't also become fat. You are wrong in your thinking, and as a matter of fact, the color...
It’s hard to believe it’s been over 7 months since we had our babies, and as you can guess, we are enjoying every single moment. Shannon welcomed her first this past April, while Jenna welcomed her last (just six...

I See You, Mama

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The loneliness and heaviness of Motherhood can sink in when you least suspect it. I recently had conversations with some mom friends. The conversations took place on separate days and the friends were in different circles, but the vibe I...
Middle school. The awkward years. The growing up years. The drama years. Do you remember EVERY detail from middle school? I do. Back in my day, it was called Jr. High. I remember my locker location. I remember the popular...
Have we lost the art of watching each other's kids? Kristi here. 👋🏼 I fully admit I'm an older mom in this mom blog world. My kids are in highschool and college, and the pitter patter of little feet running across the...

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Summer Bucket List (+ Free Printable)

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We only have eighteen summers with our kids at home before they are off to the land of adulting. After 2020’s summer of quarantine,...
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