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Screen Safety: What Every Parent Needs To Know

Protecting our children is every parent’s most important job, but many feel outmatched when it comes to the virtual world. We struggle to keep up with all the apps available, let alone the updates that seem to be released the second we finally understand something. We try to be vigilant about snooping through our children’s tablets and phones, only […]

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The Day My Daughter Thanked Me for Letting Her Clean Her Room

When I was pregnant, I remember I was terrified of parenting. Of course I knew all the stuff I should know, like how to change a diaper, swaddle a newborn — so on and so on. What I didn’t know was how to parent that bundle of joy. But do any of us? 
My first […]

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10 Weird Things My Husband Makes Me Do In Bed(1)

Research Shows Traveling with Kids Reduces Stress

Happy April Fool’s Day! Anyone who has ever traveled with kids will tell you this is a joke! Hitting the road with little ones in tow can be challenging and stressful for everyone. Here are a few of our favorite family friendly trips from Jacksonville. We can’t promise they’ll reduce stress, but they are mom […]

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March Madness: WeeTRADE is Back!

My favorite consignment sale is BACK for their Spring sale, March 1-4! Whether you are a veteran like yours truly or if this is your very first consignment sale, these tips below are sure to make your WeeTRADE experience a fun (and profitable) one! Research Items of Interest Are you in the market for a high […]

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6 Ways to Switch Up Your Tired Bedtime Story Routine

Once upon a time, there was a mommy who was pulling her hair out… To say I have read Spider-Man: Trapped by the Green Goblin! HUNDREDS of times at bedtime is not an over exaggeration. Other frequent encores include The Little Engine That Could, Good Night Moon (of course), Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes, Mighty Machines and By the Light of the Halloween Moon, […]

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A Real-Life Lesson in Problem-Solving YOU Weren’t Taught

Thank you to The Parenting Shift for sponsoring this post. I was  recently  walking through Trader Joe’s with my 6-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son when I had a “moment.” You know what I’m talking about… the “moment” when you question your sanity for becoming a parent. You question the sleepless nights, the tears, the meltdowns and drama. […]

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Save Time With Walmart’s Easy Online Grocery Pickup

This post is brought to you by Walmart’s Online Grocery Pickup service.Grocery shopping can be overwhelming and time consuming, especially if your kids come with you to the store. It’s actually one of the tasks I dread doing since becoming a mom, as it often feels more like a field trip that ends up lasting for several […]

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Do-It-Yourself Holiday Cards Display

Like many of you, Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year! Along with the decorations, music and delicious holiday treats, one of my favorite parts of the season is receiving holiday cards in the mail. Perhaps you just stack them up on your desk or they get lost in the shuffle with your […]

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