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Waking Kids Up on Weekdays: This is How We Do It

While my kids often wake up early on weekends to take advantage of their rare opportunity to watch television or play video games, allowing my husband and me to “sleep in” until 8 a.m., waking kids on weekdays presents a unique set of challenges for all of us. Without the allure of limited screen time […]

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10 Reasons I Hate Winter as a Mom

It’s that time of year again. Winter. I hate winter. I especially hate winter since I have had children. They make everything more complicated. I do like that they give me an excuse to go sledding again. Beyond that, I would rather just sit in my nice, warm house drinking hot chocolate and look out […]

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Our Team’s Favorite Local Sledding Hills

When I decided to write this post, I wasn’t sure whether to call this popular winter activity ‘sledding’ or ‘sliding.’ I usually call it ‘sliding,’ but a quick internet search confirmed that both terms were acceptable.  So I did what any great writer would do; I took a Facebook poll on my personal page and […]

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Rotating Holidays and Kidless Christmas Eves: Sad Side Effects of Divorce

As a little girl, I remained blissfully unaware of sad childhood realities like rotating holidays between divorced parents. I came from an intact family, and I didn’t get introduced to the concept of divorce until my aunt and uncle split up during my middle school years.  Growing up as an only child in Florida, I remember […]

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DIY Milk Bottle for Santa

The other day I was in the store browsing through the Christmas decorations when I saw this really cute milk bottle decorated for Santa’s milk. It was so cute but I thought I certainly have enough glass bottles at home, maybe I could make my own version of Santa’s milk bottle! Now in all fairness, […]

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A House Divided About Winter

When I was pregnant with my second child, I worried about how I was going to deal with two kids. Among my many worries, I felt unprepared on how to deal with discipline issues when one child was misbehaving and the other was doing what I asked. With one child, I could just tell him […]

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Resolutions for a Lifetime

In the last few years I’ve stopped making a New Year’s resolution. I make enough resolutions throughout the year, that by the time New Years rolls around my biggest goal is just to stay awake until the clock strikes midnight.  I especially won’t make gigantic, life-altering New Year’s resolutions. That’s a lot of pressure to […]

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