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be you, bravely

You Are Already Living Brave

"Shhhhhh, it’s okay, Mommy’s here." Words I whisper often in the dark. I take my fingers and push her hair away from her forehead. I do my best with my presence and my words to reassure both of us that she indeed will be okay. That she is safe. That I will take care of her. read more

honestly

Teaching my Daughters to Live #LikeAGirl

It seems appropriate that a video asking what it means to do something “like a girl” is from a maxi-pad company. There is nothing more feminine than having our periods after all. Even the brand name, Always, suggests trust because of the consistency and dependability of the single word moniker. read more

honestly

35 Steps to (Prepare to Go) Camping with a Toddler

Camping. It always sounds like such a good idea when you reserve the campsite in February. You are sure potty training will be successful and done and all the sleep issues in your house will be resolved by summer. Then the camping trip arrives. read more

kitchen

Brunch Made Easy(er) Part 2

Hello, Darling! Brunch may be one of the most magical meals of the day. That is until someone tells you that you need to bring something. Alexandra walks us through her favorite, go-to, tried-and-true, best brunch recipes. Be sure to check out Part 1 of the Brunch Made Easy(er) series, where Alexand read more

essentials

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