I am a pediatric ER nurse who works weekends and stays home with four kids during the week. My life is basically one hot mess after the next and most days I am doing good just to make sure everyone is alive, fed, and bathed somewhat regularly. My husband is my best friend and the funniest person I know. We have been married 13 years and love to travel, go on date nights, and wonder what people without kids do with all their time and money! We have a ten year old, six year old twins, and a 1 year old who came to us via embryo adoption. Our lives are nuts but we wouldn't trade it for anything. Hashtag blessed!
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Friday Faves by Kathryn

Now I'm sure all of you are just sitting around thinking, "This time of year is crazy with a contested elections, increasing COVID cases, and the holidays right around the corner! But you know...
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Why I Said Goodbye to my Uterus

I would say that the rocky relationship between my uterus and me began in middle school when we were first officially acquainted. I don’t know what I thought a period would be like, but...

Coronavirus Has Changed My Kids

“I wonder what a world without coronavirus would be like. I mean, I know it hasn’t been that long but it’s hard to remember. I bet we went so many places.” I looked back at...
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Take the Family Trip!

First of all, allow me to formally acknowledge that there is a reason why it’s called a family “trip” and not a “vacation,” especially if you are the mom. By now you know the...

Get Your Sweat on with your Kids :: 4 Fun Workouts to Try

School recess is long gone, spring sports are canceled, playdates are obsolete, and it seems to rain every other day! Kids are spending more and more time doing stationary activities like watching tv, online...

10 Surprising Perks to Quarantine Life

It's easy to focus on the challenging nature of life under quarantine: worrying about getting sick, missing family and friends, financial stress over canceled shifts/job loss, and the added difficulty of surprise homeschooling,  just...
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Fever 101: When to Freak and When to Chill

Winter is almost over, but cold and flu season seems like it will never end this year. And with cold and flu season comes FEVER! I have been a pediatric ER nurse for many...
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10 Parenting Tricks That Actually Work

Parenting is hard. And anyone who tells you differently, is either lying or doesn’t have kids! Having 4 kids myself, including a set of twins, I’m always happy to share any tricks that I...
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You Don’t Have to Cherish the Moments

As a new mom, you hear a lot of cliches. As a mom of twins, I got a lot of, "Bless your hearts," and the understated, but equally unhelpful, "Wow, your hands sure are...
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Hey Girl, Get Your MLM Out of my Inbox!!

Whenever I get a Facebook message from someone I haven't talked to in years I know one of two things is happening: someone is asking for medical advice or I'm getting "Hey Girl’d" from...