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The 10 Commandments of the Civilized Internet

Didn’t your mama learn you any manners? I am shocked and angered by most of what I see on the worldwide web.  There is so much judgment, irritation, and vitriol that I’ve started avoiding my personal Facebook account. If you share something from “I’m Always Left Right Wing Righties” or “Left Hating Right Wing … Continue Reading

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7 Ways To Keep Your Child Busy In A Restaurant

Remember when date nights at restaurants used to be calm, cool, and collected? Even dare I say it, romantic? Ya, I hardly remember those times either. Things sure do change once you have kids. While going to restaurants might be a lot more challenging once you have children, it’s still possible to have a great […]

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We Love I See Me Personalized Books

This is a sponsored post but read on because these books are amazing! Both of my children are signed up for the summer reading program through the library, and thus, books have been on heavy rotation in our house the last few weeks. We’re trying out many new books and recording everything we read on […]

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5 Milk Chocolate Desserts Inspired By Candy Bars

Happy National Milk Chocolate Day! I come from a long line of choco-holics so milk chocolate has a special place in my heart. I have the cutest and sweetest grandparents who, since I can remember, have kept a whole dresser drawer full of any chocolate candy that you could ever imagine. My sisters and I had […]

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Doona Infant Car Seat Giveaway

Last fall, we introduced you to the revolutionary Doona Infant Car Seat. Last week, we gave you an in-depth, up close and personal look at this infant car seat that transforms into a stroller with the integrated wheels. This week, we are giving one away! That’s right, the winner of this week’s Baby Gizmo Giant […]


7 Encouraging Quotes For Moms

By Fridays I’m usually at my wits end with motherhood. It’s exhausting – the day in and day out of diapers, picky eaters and laundry. The monotony of everyday can wear on a mama and sometimes we just need a lightning bolt of encouragement. I’ll often memorize a quote or two to carry through the […]

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5 Differences Between the First and Second Pregnancies

  I’m pretty sure I’m already working with #secondbabysyndrome – you know, where you’re not worried anymore about a pacifier that drops on the floor, re-wearing a pair of pajamas four days in a row, and I can’t for the life of me remember how far along I am this time. Except, and this might be […]

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10 Blueberry Recipes for National Blueberry Month

It’s National Blueberry Month! Blueberries are my favorite fruit, and when they are in season, I just can’t get enough. With toddler twins at home, we have blueberries in our fridge at all times. They are such an easy finger food for my girls and a fabulous snack for me. But sometimes I want more […]

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Diaper Bags For Every Budget

Today we’re talking all about fashionable, practical, amazing diaper bags. I’ve rounded up some great diaper bags in all different price ranges to fit every budget today! Cleobella Indi Mama Bag- $496 This is a splurge item coming in at roughly $500 but the organization is fabulous and the best part is that it doesn’t look […]

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Keurig 550 2.0 Product Review

My husband and I have hosted a church group in our home one night per week for the past few years. It’s really just a group of friends hanging out, sipping coffee, talking about the recent sermon, and how little sleep we all get with the dozen or so small children we are all raising together. […]

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IKEA Recalls 27 MILLION Dressers And Chests After Two Childrens’ Deaths

We’ve talked about this before and this is important! Dressers, chests, entertainment centers and other tall furniture can literally become killing machines if not anchored to the wall around children! A child dies every two weeks and a child is injured every 24 minutes in the U.S. from furniture or TVs tipping over, according to […]