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Loving the Life I Was Given

Loving the Life I Was given

You know the girl. The one with the wedding idea book full of magazine cutouts. Her babies’ names have been picked out since she was ten. The one who knew what her husband was going to look like, his job, his values. The girl who had her whole adult life planned out. Yeah. That wasn’t […]

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Grill Safety The Day I Almost Lost My Family

Grill Safety: The Day I Almost Lost My Family

It was an ordinary summer evening. I was at the grocery store picking up some last minute items for supper. I had left my kids playing in the backyard with my husband, who was putting some pork chops on the grill. That’s when I got the phone call. “You have to come home. I can’t […]

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Best Sensory Items for Sensory Kids

Best Sensory Items for Sensory Kids

When my son, Everett, was about 18 months, we started noticing little things. Screaming when we would try to cut his nails, full on meltdowns when we tried to cut his hair. I assumed that these were just phases and normal toddler behavior. Then he started to refuse to wear certain shoes and pants, and […]

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The Vegetable Dilemma: Tips, Tricks & Recipes

Have a toddler who won’t eat their vegetables? Or, more likely, have a husband who won’t eat their vegetables? Need some new ideas on sneaking those healthy foods into their diet? This is for you. Because I’ve been there – I’m still there!  Here are some vegetable tips I’ve learned so far: Be mindful of your facial […]

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My Next Thirty Years: Living the Life I Deserve

My Next Thirty Years: Living the Life I Deserve

Entering my twenties was never something I gave much thought to, but it was the craziest ten years I could have ever imagined. Getting pregnant two months later was not what I planned on and it went about as well as anyone could have predicted. An abusive relationship, dropping out of college, failed attempts at […]

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How a Bystander Can Help a Hot Mess Mom

I have gone ahead and purchased an annual pass to the Hot Mess Express. I know that I am an absolute hot mess and I own it. Under “Hot Mess” in the dictionary (or Urban Dictionary) you may find a photo of me. I am looking with half-open, sleep deprived eyes. My hair is pulled […]

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