I've been hearing some people say that in lieu of an actual list of specific resolutions, they have mindset resolutions. I really liked this positive twist on the old practice. I also thought it would be a great thing for...
We are constantly bombarded with holiday media telling us to buy, buy, buy. It can be tempting to get just one more good deal in the form of a toy for our kids at Christmas. But what do you...
It may feel like summer, but believe it or not, it’s Christmas in Florida, too. However, since we’re more about white sandy beaches than a blanket of snow, getting into the spirit requires some creativity. Take it from a...
Post-Halloween reality check: Holiday guests will be arriving in less than three weeks. That's 21 days or less to get your house guest worthy. Incoming guests give me Super Mama Vision--my eyes zoom in on all of the dust,...
Because we build connections over social media these days, it's not uncommon for moms to use Facebook groups to find commonality. I feel like I am seeing more rule-breaker moms - moms that find a way to bend the...
Both of my kids are now in school (tears just thinking about my littlest being in kindergarten). Once that happened, my hubs and I felt it was necessary to check in about what and how we’re teaching our kids...
It's with a grateful heart this year that we sent our daughter off to Kindergarten. She's our last (of 2). Time is quickly passing by as she grows into a smart, sassy and not-so-little girl anymore. She's still 5,...
We've all seen them. Those sugary-sweet, picture-perfect Insta posts with smiling kids, and exotic vacations-ugh… We’ve also seen those sick kids, tired mom, messy house pictures. Like, that’s ALL that mom posts... Ugh. It’s so easy to judge, so...
I remember looking at my oldest within the hours and days after she was born and thinking, "I never want anyone to hurt this sweet little girl's feelings." Was this a weird, random, emotional thought of a hormonal new mom?...
No More Middle-Ground... There seems to be a lost art in our culture in recent years - the skill of being disagreeable, without being rude, condescending, or hurtful. It’s difficult to watch the “news” or peruse social media anymore without...

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Nothing can prepare you for motherhood. Each mother is different and each baby is different, so there can't possibly be a manual for motherhood....