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Energize Me!

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photo source Coffee, soda, vitamin supplements. Those used to be the things that I relied on to have the energy to get through the day. Today, believe it or not, I’ve cut down on coffee and I’ve cut out soda completely. Yes, yes, I did. The Daily Vanilla Coke girl gave up her habit. And […]

FishChick3, Baby Fog, & New Birthday Traditions

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FishChick, 3 years ago I came out of the Baby Fog earlier this year. You know, that haze that you drift around in while your baby is nursing, waking you up at night, wearing diapers, and otherwise doing what babies do best. The fog slowly clears as Baby gets a little more independent and sleeps […]

Potty Training in 10 Days or Less

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That’s my last baby when she had just turned two. She turns three this week. It’s amazing how quickly the time has passed. About six month ago, she kissed diapers goodbye, and I entered a new phase of parenting. Oh my. Potty training can seem daunting, particularly when you’re in the midst of it. There […]

How Chores & a School Schedule Mix

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photo source If your kids haven’t already, they will be starting school any day now. And with the start of the new school year come all kind of readjustments. And one of those new adjustments would include how to balance home responsibilities with school work and time to play. There are a range of philosophies […]

Making Road Trips More Enjoyable

Summer may be drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean we pack away the road trip. In fact, now’s a great time to take one last trip before the school year gets into full swing — or  think through how you’ll rock the fall and winter travels to Gramma’s House. The following is written […]

Be Ready for that Next Road Trip

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This post has been sponsored by Allstate. Rincon, one of my favorite parts of the 101 Our family hasn’t flown on a plane in about six years. But, we get in the car almost every day. And with the grandparents living two and three hours away, road trips are a frequent occurrence. “Have car big […]

Bless that New Mom

Fifteen years ago I was a young wife dreaming of the day we would turn two into three. Even though I had helped my mom with my four younger siblings, I had no clue what motherhoodreally entailed. I know that – now. What a surprise I was in for! Six children later I have a […]

Can Your Baby Have Too Many Clothes? (Guest Post)

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The following is a guest post from Deanna: Is it possible for your baby to have too many clothes? When I was 20 weeks pregnant with my first child, I received a phone call that changed my life. Merely a week before, I had learned that I was going to have a baby girl. My desire to […]