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Mother’s Day Gift Guide – 2016
Celebrating Mother’s Day is a really special time. It’s the one day of the year where the focus falls to the mama and all of the family’s appreciation is expressed. Sure, it would be nice to hear how awesome she is on the reg, but don’t worry, moms are realists. If you’re looking into last-minute Mother’s Day gifts, you’ve come to the right place. We’re covering a bunch of … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day Gift Guide – 2016
My Family Relationship Status: It’s Complicated
When people hear that I have twins, one of the first questions I'm usually asked is, "Do you have family around to help you?" The answer to that question is like one of the relationship status options on Facebook: It's complicated. Although my mother and stepfather live nearby, I haven't spoken to them since Elby turned two. My mom bought her only grandchild a tricycle … [Read more...] about My Family Relationship Status: It’s Complicated
Take Time to Stop and Smell the Flowers
We never stop. We’re always going, going, going. We conduct conference calls while getting dressed in the morning, check email at night, and work on the weekends to make sure we stay on top of it all. Add kids to the picture and the so-called balance we claim to work for gets, well, further off balance. Our days then begin by scrolling through email first thing in the … [Read more...] about Take Time to Stop and Smell the Flowers
My New Family Rules: Please Don’t End Up Dead Or In Jail!
Two distinctly different pieces of paper taped inside one of my kitchen closet doors recently caught my eye. It is amazing that I could see anything in that mess, actually. I long ago ceded that 10 by 6 foot cave to the coats-snow boots-dirty laundry maelstrom of life with three teenagers, four cats, and a 75 pound shaggy black dog. However, since the kids open these doors … [Read more...] about My New Family Rules: Please Don’t End Up Dead Or In Jail!