When Thanksgiving rolls around, I find myself reflecting more intensely on my blessings, critically assessing my level of service to others, and evaluating how I can do a better job of instilling a spirit of gratitude in my children. My family has a daily ritual of praying together and giving thanks. However, when I think […]
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Come November 1, my mailbox is flooded with magazines toting the latest and greatest gifts for the upcoming holiday season. While that pile of ads annoys some, it excites me, your favorite gift giver. After days of page turning, Google clicking, endless Facebook polls and other gifting research, I’m ready to share this season’s must-have […]
I’ve dreamt of being pregnant ever since I was a little girl putting baby dolls under my shirt. Being a mother is just always something I’ve felt in my bones. So when we finally got that positive pregnancy test (and then nine more to confirm it was true), I was so incredibly excited that this […]
Thank you to Mayfield Creamery for sponsoring this post and for helping busy moms and families make gourmet desserts in their own kitchens!Last minute playdate or neighborhood dinner invite with nothing sweet in the pantry to bring? Forgot to order your child’s birthday cake? It happens to the best of us, but don’t fret! We […]
We’ve all heard the saying “honesty is the best policy,” right? Well, how far do we really need to take this age old adage? Should we constantly voice our honest opinions to whomever, wherever? Or do we only do this with our close friends and family members? It seems that many of us have lost […]
Recently, I was talking to my sister, and we had a familiar conversation about juggling jobs, kids, and commitments. She said, “I’m starting to think that all seasons are busy.” She’s right, every season is busy. Although I do wish I could cut and paste a few fall festivals and cookie swaps into a month […]
I can never talk about the struggles of motherhood or pregnancy without starting out by saying I absolutely love and adore my children. Their precious existence outweighs any hardship this chapter of life may entail. Quite frankly, when I find myself starting to rant on the difficulties of motherhood, I feel somewhat selfish. I chose […]
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One day, while I was at a school, a pretty awful thing happened. A mom I had just met began to size up and down the look and actions of a teacher. I was shocked; this kind of thing just doesn’t and shouldn’t happen in adulthood. It was inappropriate, and it was about to get […]
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This time of year, my news feed is full of tips for perfect lunches. There are opinions on the healthy lunch, the cute lunch, the perfect lunch box, the most fun foods, and the list goes on. There is, however, very little discussion about what it is actually like to pack your child’s lunch every […]