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I Need Help With Mom Fashion

I need help with my mom fashion. And no, I’m not talking about the yoga pants and messy buns with your starbucks in hand at target kind of stereotypical mom fashion. I’m talking about actual fashion, but for people who are moms. Maybe I should call it middle-aged lady fashion but that just makes me sad. 

I’m Okay With My Teens Doing Less Than Their Best

I have a new article up at Her View From Home. Here’s an excerpt: “School just started for my two high school boys and already they’re completely exhausted. One of them even comes home and falls asleep with his shoes on almost the minute he walks through the door. This year my advice to both […]

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Is it Really so Bad to Let Your Baby Cry it Out?

I’m here to tell you, no matter how bad you may feel letting your precious angel cry, there may come a time when even you need to let them go on for a bit while you hide in the bathroom sobbing because there is nothing you can do to calm them.

20 Ways to Entertain a Toddler all Day (or at least for 20 minutes)

Having to entertain a toddler can be at once mind-numbingly boring and morale-drainingly exhausting (how is that possible?) Which begs the question, how DO we keep our toddlers occupied all day long? Let’s be honest, with short attention spans and little to no imagination, they need almost constant entertainment provided by us. Here are some ideas […]

Nine Surprising Reasons I am Finally Able to Keep my House Clean

I’m the last person I ever thought would be writing about how I keep my house clean. Because it wasn’t clean. It was a disaster for decades. But lately, after having a messy house for so long, I’ve been able to keep my house clean and I’m pleasantly surprised at how possible it’s been and how good it feels.

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What I Did Right This Week: Prayed For My Kids

I love the little buggers even though they mostly drive me nuts. I often look at them and am in awe of their amazingness. The more they grow up the more I”m impressed with what they’ve learned, who they’re becoming, and how responsible and kind they are. I love them more than life itself. Therefore I want them never to suffer. Ever. At all. But that’s impossible.