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  It’s 5:30 pm. You’ve had a long day, the kids are melting down, and everyone wants to know “what’s for dinner?” You’re staring at the fridge and there’s nothing to eat. And you think to yourself...cereal or take-out food?...
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The Mess Can Wait

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As moms, we're pretty hard on ourselves about cleaning and keeping things clean. Too many times I have heard (or admittedly, said myself), "Oh please don't mind the mess, the kids were *insert something here.*" It's always followed up...
Home sweet home! You’ve found your new place and are excited as ever, but crap, now you’ve got to pack, clean, organize, move and most importantly, prep your little one for the transition ahead. Yikes. I was in this boat just...
Pets. The furry (or scaly!) family members we love so much, the creatures in our homes that do not speak our language but we've bonded with regardless. We buy them special food. We buy them special potty areas or...
Confession: Our family ate dinner in front of the TV most nights last spring. Maybe it was the pandemic stir craziness that broke us down. Perhaps it was a fun idea one night and then the next and then the...
{This piece was written pre-pandemic. While daily life looks different than it did back then, the sentiment of this post still hits home to those of us who have experienced the transition of going back to work after maternity...
The smell. The mess. The hair EVERYWHERE. Nagging the kids to keep the food and water dishes full. Having a dog was such a nuisance. In my eyes, it was more work - another mouth to feed which created...
We all want to have that picture-perfect nursery in the Pottery Barn catalog. But is that really practical? Heck no. It is pretty and expensive and has way more than you need. In fact, those picture-perfect nurseries could even...

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