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 full!" every time I left...

Christmas Spending

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My wallet and I vow to do better every year, and most years we fail. Christmas is supposed to be a time of giving. But for me, it is a time of empty wallets and “unique budgeting.” You know...
The holidays are here, and this is the time you celebrate time honored traditions with your extended family. Everyone congregates at a designated location, and you're surrounded by grandma, grandpa, aunts, uncles, and cousins. You all bring a dish...
Mother daughter relationships are the rockiest kind of relationship you could ever be in. There is a .2 second rebound rate when going from getting cussed out in the passenger seat of the car for changing the radio station...
We are choosing to have our children 17 months apart. Some people might think we are crazy. Some days (particularly when my back hurts from being pregnant and lugging a 28-pound toddler up and down the stairs many times...

Cooking with Kids

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Our goal as parents is to equip our kids with the basic knowledge to survive on their own. Many of these skills can be introduced at quite a young age -- and that includes cooking! Just because they are...
It is the most wonderful time of the year and there is no denying that but many forget that not all are in celebration. With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, I feel like I have to walk around with a constant...
This month marked a major milestone in the lives of Millennial moms and dads everywhere ... Disney+ is here!  If you're a Disney fan, you've probably signed up for its new streaming service, Disney+ (pronounced "Disney Plus"), that launched on Tuesday,...
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 an acquaintance selling multi-level marketing...
Last year during National Adoption Month, I shared that we had not told our two youngest children that they are adopted and how it was not intentional; it had just never been a topic because our children came straight...

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A Guide to {LOCAL} Boxed Kits & Subscription Boxes

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Small businesses are really thinking outside the box during this time of pandemic (or inside the box. get it? box kits? whew. ok. this...
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2020 Summer Camp Guide