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51 fabulous ideas for fun (and slightly funned-out) moms!

Yes, momma, it’s summer. That time of year when you suddenly realize: 1)in your more-relaxed summer schedule, you haven’t done any of the fun summer activities you wanted to 2)You have done nearly every fun summer activity and you still have a month until you settle back into a fall schedule. read more

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Setting Aside the “Hurry Up, We’re Late” Life

I noticed recently how many times I say “hurry, we’re late” in any given morning. One time hurry mode was traumatizing enough that it still makes me think twice about uttering that phrase. I was running through Target before school pickup, short on time as usual, and at the last minute, I reme read more

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life-hacks

Life hacks are genius ideas that someone started, and now the internet is kind enough to share with everyone. We've compiled a list of our favorite life hacks to help make moms lives easy(er). read more

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Because Sometimes Bedtime Takes Forever

Five minutes earlier we had been laughing. But now I pulled her blankets up, kissed her round, peach cheeks, and saw a flash of sadness and fear in her eyes. She held her breath for a moment, the words spilled out: “I don’t want my teeth to fall out!” read more

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The Case For Celebrating Birthdays

There are some families who pace themselves for birthdays: one year family party, one year friend party. I’m not of that variety. My husband and I both come from lines of birthday celebrators. read more