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    I’ve turned into my mother

    When I look around and see half empty cans of Diet Coke sitting on tables and counters all over the room, and I find myself working on a sewing project well into the middle of the night, pins spilled on the floor and swatches of fabric piled up underfoot, or when I hear myself tell […]

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    When it comes to the flu, don’t let your guard down

    While the peak of this flu season is winding down, it doesn’t mean we should let our guards down when it comes to the seasonal flu and other germs that so often come during the cold months. Here are six simple things to keep in mind to keep the kiddos healthy (and mama happy!) Vaccinations […]

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    If you want a mom friend be a mom friend

    It takes a village to raise a child, the old adage says. I think though, us moms need our own proverb. How about, a mom without friends will never get out of her pajamas? Or maybe, to find the humor, tell a friend. Or my personal proverb, without a diet coke and a good friend […]

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    Setting your New Year’s resolutions

    When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, only 8 percent of people actually achieve them and 88 percent of people fail by February. Why is that? Because most people shoot for the moon setting overly ambitious and vague goals – like getting healthy, losing weight or paying off all your debt. The key to setting […]

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    Carpe Baby!

    I sit here balancing my laptop on a belly carrying a full-grown baby. She is scheduled to come into the world in three weeks. She doesn’t yet have a name but from what I can sense, she does not have a care in the world. I love her so much, my heart kind of hurts. […]

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    Always Powder your Nose, and other Wisdom...

    We cannot underestimate the influence of grandparents in children’s lives. As a mother, when I see my parents and my in-laws interacting with, teaching, caring for and providing love to my kids, I personally feel so supported in the huge task of raising these babies. I grew up in a home with seven children. My […]

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    Get Organized!

    You’ll often find new moms are overwhelmed with everything they need on their baby registry. Yes, kids come with lots of stuff, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be organized. In fact, research shows that intentionally limiting the number of toys a child has can have positive effects on their creativity, eating habits and academics. […]

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