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Ahhhh, springtime! Baseball season has started, pollen season is well underway (Bless you, by the way) and the school year is coming to a close. Speaking of the school year, did you know that Teacher Appreciation Day is on...
Let's just give our kids whatever they want . . . said no parent ever. It seems strange being the adult and giving our kids the power to pick their own battles. However, every human being--big or small--needs to...
The Need of the Hour The newest addition to our family had just arrived: a four-day-old sweet bundle of all things that smell powdery and baby-y (swoon). Like all babies, the constant need for snuggles and feeding was present. Of...

The Terrible Twos

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The Terrible Twos Mamas: I am writing to you from the trenches. There is screaming, gnashing of teeth, fit-throwing, tears, and snotty noses that run at the sight of tissues. There are daily meltdowns over the most random things. I...
Dear Graduating Seniors, An important chapter of your life has just ended. Abruptly. You didn’t see it coming, you couldn’t plan for it, and you don’t know how to sort out your feelings. To put it lightly, you are devastated....
I’m a big fan of sleeping. I mean, to some degree we all are--but I really, really love it. I would take a nap every day if possible, and I’m absolutely dependent on at least eight hours of shut-eye...
Hey, Mamas! Last month I wrote about how our baby led weaning (BLW) journey began. Read Part 1 here. My daughter, Poppy, is now 12 months old and has come a long way since the days of bananas and strawberries!...

Hop on the Coolbus

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How many times as a mom have you looked at your calendar and panicked because it is full of drop offs and pickups. One child needs to be somewhere at “X” time, another child needs to be on the...
This is completely new territory for all of us, and please know that, as a teacher, I am grateful. I am still being paid. I am still employed. I am getting to spend more time with my son than...

Simple Ways to Raise Readers

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Growing up I didn't just like to read, I LOVED to read. I was the kid who was supposed to be cleaning my room or coming down to dinner, but instead I was reading. I never went anywhere without...

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Antique Shopping in Birmingham

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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...