It is finally, officially the Christmas season! Thanksgiving is over, the last regular season college football games have been played, and now its time to get in the spirit! This year I have vowed to participate in more Christmas-y activities than we normally do. I’m tired of this season feeling like it’s all about the…

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Motherhood: The struggles with Mental Health

It’s 2019- I feel like our society has really come a long way in talking about mental health. Okay, that’s all well and great, but if everyone is talking about it, why the hell aren’t we DOING anything?! My Story I want to take a minute to discuss my own mental health. I’ve had anxiety…

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The Multi-tasking Mama

Most* moms have a multitude of talents. Personal ChefMaidNurseTeacherPhotographerManagerRefereeChief Financial OfficerChauffeurJanitorCheerleaderPsychologistThe list goes on and on! And this doesn’t change from day to day. The multitasking changes from minute to minute, from kid to kid! One minute, you might be helping your 5th grader with homework (teacher) the next, you may be splitting up a…

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It’s beginning to look a lot like CHRISTMAS!

Well folks, it’s the beginning of November. You know what that means… HOLIDAY SEASON! Now, I’m not one to start decorating already. Our family’s official decoration day is the day after Thanksgiving. No shade to those who put your Christmas tree up the second your kids take off their Halloween costumes. I just like to…

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Birthday Party Madness

As I prepare for my son to turn 3 in a few short days, I’m finding myself, yet again, faced with the dreaded birthday party! It’s not that I don’t like celebrating my children, or hosting a party, it’s just… well, it’s just exhausting! Some people (the smart ones, in my opinion) have a small…

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The Messy Mom Car

I haven’t always been the cleanest person. By clean, I mean tidy. I LOVE having a clean home but sometimes I look around at the mess and just don’t know where to start. But one place in particular that needs to stay clean is my car! It gives me so much anxiety when my car…

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Surviving Halloween

“I can’t wait for Halloween this year! I’m am SO going to find my kids the most clever costumes from Pinterest!”How many of us moms have said that year after year? I know I have the greatest intentions of making award winning costumes. Guess how many times I’ve actually done it, Z.E.R.O. With our society…

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Foster Care- An Outsider’s Perspective

Foster Care. Have you ever thought about how many families are in your local foster care system? Have you ever thought about how many people have been affected by foster care? I want to talk about my point of view of foster care, as an outsider and how it has drastically changed my life. I…

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Fitness Fails. How to stop the excuses and get on track to a better you!

Raise your hand (and pretend like I can see you) if you have failed, multiple times, when it comes to a fitness routine. As I raise both hands, I’d like to tell you, you are not alone. I have wasted hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on gym memberships that I only use for a…

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Family Pictures. A little bit of fun, a whole lot of dysfunction.

I’ve talked before about how important I think pictures are. Especially professional pictures. As our kids grow, pictures are the greatest memories we have! And I think we can all agree with that. But something else I think we can all agree on, how ridiculously daunting it can be before and during the photo shoot!…

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