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The bucket list

Oh man. I was so excited putting this together. I was first inspired by my amazing friend, Valerie, who posted a before-I-turn-thirty bucket list to Facebook not too long ago. Valerie is the epitome of a supermom. She works, she cooks, she reads, and she runs, with her two boys strapped in a double-jogging stroller… Continue reading The bucket list

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Shout-out to the neat freaks!

So…this picture annoys the crap out of me. I get it. The intended message here is something along the lines of “it’s okay, mama, stop freaking out about cleaning up and have fun with your kids.” Totally understandable. But like everything else on the freaking internet right now, it’s completely unfair to one side of… Continue reading Shout-out to the neat freaks!

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Pouring from an empty cup

Last week, in the midst of lots of moms in similar life-stages as me, I heard a theme. I’m also reading the fabulous parenting book, Bringing Up Bebe, which highlights the same theme. Of course, in my own life, I’ve been in adamant denial that this theme is a reality for me. That theme of course, is… Continue reading Pouring from an empty cup

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New Year’s Initiatives

That’s right. One more thing on the list of things our family doesn’t do: New Year’s resolutions. I have such a hard time with resolutions. They just seem so…resolute. I mean, I have incredible will-power and self control, and I still cannot for the life of me find a resolution that actually will remain resolved. But I really… Continue reading New Year’s Initiatives

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Happy Dies Natalis Solis Invicti, Y’all

I know, I know. We are such party-poopers. I promise y’all, I am not anti-celebration or anti-mainstream or anti-Santa or whatever else is happening this week. I’m all for everybody doing this holiday season how they want. If your Elf-game is strong, and Snuggles is nose-first into a bowl of mint chocolate chips, go for… Continue reading Happy Dies Natalis Solis Invicti, Y’all

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Black Friday for a good cause

   I have a favor to ask of you guys. I am totally not turning this blog into a ploy for advertising dollars (and I am 100% committed to that). I am however, also committed to getting my holiday shopping, even for charity, done before December, so our kiddos can see Christmas and the holidays… Continue reading Black Friday for a good cause