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I cried last night. Not the cry-a-single-tear kind, but like a full-on UGLY cry. My face contorted. My husband looked at me like I had lost my marbles. When I tried to explain myself to him, all that came...
Once upon a time, a mama had a baby. She held the baby, looked into his eyes, and fell in love at first sight. They lived happily ever after. We have all heard this fairy tale. In fact, we all expect...
I came across the idea of a busy board one day on Pinterest. In short, what I saw was different things for a toddler to play with on a board, such as door latches, zippers, velcro, etc. It seemed...
Congratulations! You are about to embark on one of life's most precious experiences. I am a kindergarten teacher, but I have taught several different ages. I am here to tell you that there is truly no place like kindergarten....
“Lean in”. If you haven’t heard this (slightly dated) popular catchphrase by now, it means to grab opportunities and embrace them without hesitation. While the phrase typically applies to women shattering ceilings in the workplace, what if I flipped the script and challenged...
Have you ever bought a toy your child just couldn't live without (in my recent case, PJ mask figurines), only to have them play more with the box it came in? I have.   I have fallen victim to the Target...
I don't miss teenage dating. There are many ways I look back upon high school memories with great enjoyment. Those years were filled with fun, energy, and blind optimism about my future. I don't know about y'all, but despite the...
A new school year is only weeks away, and I'm sure many would agree this may be the strangest one yet. These are unprecedented times as districts decide the safest way to resume learning in the fall after an...
Special thanks to Ashley Matteo Photography and Ashley Lauren Studios for capturing all of the beautiful photos of the evening.  To say that this year's Bloom event was a success would be an understatement, and we would like to thank...
My kids are now 7 and 2, so the baby days are behind me. What I have often said to my husband is that we should have used our baby showers more wisely. We registered for organic cotton bed skirts...

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  Antique shopping is a creative outlet for me. While some might consider a spa trip to be the ultimate in “self-care,” give me an...