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How I Learned Not To Sweat The Small Stuff

"Through humor, you can soften some of the worse blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive." -unknown They say a clean house is a healthy house. While there may be truth to that, I had to let go of that fantasy years ago. With little to no planning, I became the crazy mother of 5. I had 4 kids in … [Read More...]

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Dealing with Two Year Olds: How To Make Your Life Suck Less

From my experience with 2 year olds, you can expect a lot of “No” and “I don’t want to.” This is developmentally appropriate, although it makes your life suck. However, there are some things you can do to make your life suck less. Pick your battles. So she doesn’t get dressed, who cares. It’s not winter. So she doesn’t eat dinner, who cares. If she was hungry, she … [Read More...]

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6 Best Foods to Eat After Baby

Ok, new mommys, listen up! I went from weighing in at about 162 lbs at nine months pregnant, down to weighing in at 122 lbs as of yesterday. That's right - I lost 40 lbs of baby weight in 3.5 months (Noella will be four months old in two weeks). I have compiled a list of the 6 Best Foods to Eat After Baby. Whether your goal is to lose weight, produce more breast … [Read More...]

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Life Lessons My Daughter Learned in Preschool

I simply cannot believe my little preemie is finishing preschool! Where did these past four years go? She started school in Pre-K 2, going a few hours a week.  The Pre-K 4 kids had always looked so big to me.  It was so hard to believe my baby would one day seem so big.  It is amazing how much she has grown. I am really grateful for my daughter’s preschool. They have … [Read More...]

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9 Things They Don’t Tell You About Labor And Delivery

Relatively speaking, I think I had a fairly easygoing pregnancy. Outside of some pretty bad morning sickness in the first trimester, I remained very mobile and went to work up until it was GO TIME. I didn't have swollen ankles, I wasn't uncomfortably big, and I felt more energetic than I felt tired. So towards the end, when people asked me if I was 'ready' to give birth, I … [Read More...]