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To introduce myself officially I want to tell you a little story about a gal I “know.”  She is a 37-year-old woman who is happy with life.  She has two amazing daughters: Taylor Mae who is 6 and Charlotte who is 4 years old. They’re done with diapers, nearly done with day care (cue the […]

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Secrets: One Mom’s Confession

Dirty little parenting secrets. We all have them. Most of the time we keep them quiet, trying to convince the other moms (and maybe ourselves) that we have this thing under control. We run a tight ship. I’m going to confess some of mine and admit that I do not always have this parenting gig […]

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5 Rules of Air Travel with Kids

Travel by air is by far one of the biggest stressors of convenience in modern life.  While it is much quicker (usually) to travel by air, it is not without its aggravations and inconveniences.  Add kids into the mix, and it can become a recipe for disaster.  No longer are your kids on their normal […]

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Impressions Aside, Let’s be Real

I love seeing pictures of homes all pretty and clean. Decorative pillows line the couch and throw blankets are folded nicely across the ottoman. A trio of candles are lit on the mantle and the latest décor graces the walls. My Pinterest feed is full of pictures like this. My home on the other hand, […]

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Finding Wonder Woman

A girly-girl farm kid I’ve always been a girly-girl. Growing up on a farm in rural Iowa you’d most likely find me playing Barbies, playing dress up in my grandma’s old clothes, or watching Disney movies. Oh how I longed for my Prince Charming to come riding up and rescue me from the perils of […]

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