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Well, you have made it 15 years! You have made it through sleepless nights and acid reflux, the terrible twos, and potty training, and you even made it through those crazy pre-teens with all the eye-rolling. It's time to...
After reading The Montessori Toddler by Simone Davies, I was inspired to make several changes in our home. One of the many topics discussed in this book is how to set up Montessori-style spaces. I loved how thoughtfully and...
Back to school is usually a time of excitement. For children, they get to see friends, meet a new teacher, learn, grow, and play. For parents . . . FREEEEEEDOOOOOM! I joke, but seriously, there has always been a...
I am a rule follower by nature. Actually, not just a rule follower, but a recommendation follower as well. So, as soon as I found out I was pregnant with our oldest child, I started researching. I made sure...
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...
  Here's the story of how my family went from a family of four to a family of three-ish.   How it all Started It all began back in 2001. I was a senior at Auburn University, married and pregnant. My son was...
Choosing a pediatrician was the one part of my pregnancy journey that I felt the most unprepared for. Since most of us first-time moms haven’t set foot in a pediatrician’s office since around age 18, it's hard to know where...
DISCLAIMER: There is not just one way to potty train. However, something you should know about me is I'm a big fan of going cold turkey. When we decided it was time to get rid of the pacifier, we...
As if sending your nearly grown child off to college isn't hard enough, sending them off during a global pandemic just made it that much harder. We worry if we've prepared our children for everything they need to live...
My first pregnancy was anything but picture perfect. A test concerned us into thinking our son might have spina bifida, so we had multiple ultrasounds to confirm that he did not. Then we learned that somehow the baby’s blood...

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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...