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Tell Me More

"I need to talk to you about your son", she said last night, after she'd pulled me across the parking lot at the bowling alley, eager to speak with me. Her son and Blake are in the same class this year. These conversations never go well. I watched her with intent eyes, studying her demeanor… Continue reading Tell Me More

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Motherhood poem-Mama You Told Me

I came across this poem while perusing my Facebook news feed. It really sums up all of the back and forth emotions and thoughts motherhood brings. I'm thankful for social media and for all the honest thoughts and blog posts I'm seeing lately that perfectly depict and showcase the rollercoaster that can sometimes be "parenting".… Continue reading Motherhood poem-Mama You Told Me

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Saving Money with Honey

I love to save money when I can, whether it's through phone apps or using coupons. These days, in-store coupons that don't include an app have taken a back burner just because I don't have the time to devote to it like I once did. If you're anything like me, each time I shop online I… Continue reading Saving Money with Honey

3 year old · chores · mom life · mommy life · mommyhood · toddler · toddler life · Uncategorized

Schedule and Chores for a 3-Year Old

I suppose all parents experience moments where we wish we'd done things a little differently. Or a lot differently. Or implemented something a little sooner. As with a lot of parenting skills, I'm of the mind that you should start things as soon as possible. For us, this goes for disciplining (we started time outs at 11 months),… Continue reading Schedule and Chores for a 3-Year Old

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No Stress Potty Training

My husband and I now have a fully potty trained 2.5-year-old toddler in our midst! And oh does he look so cute in his Mickey Mouse or Lightning McQueen big-boy underwear! The money saved on not having to purchase diapers is nice, finally. Even better, was the ease of it all. No stress has been my… Continue reading No Stress Potty Training

being a mom · first time mom · mom life · parenting · parenting success · sleep training · toddler · toddler life · Uncategorized

Sleep Training a Toddler

After the hurdle of sleep training an infant, I just kind of assumed we were done. Forever. We started sleep training Blake at 4 months old and ever since then he's slept through the night with no regression.  Celebrating this success, I think Michael and I both thought that was it. We were done and the… Continue reading Sleep Training a Toddler

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News

Work hard, use your common sense and don't be afraid to trust your instincts. -Fred L. Turner Yesterday I sought a second opinion in an OBGYN. I haven't shared much on my blog, but close friends know how I've been struggling with ovarian cysts rupturing since last June. Six of them, to be exact. My current… Continue reading News

2 year old · blog life · parenting · parenting success · Product Review · Reviews · toddler · toddler life · two years old · Uncategorized

Product Review-Dinner Winner

Scrolling through my Facebook feed last week I noticed a picture a friend had posted of an interesting looking dinner plate for her child. I had to check it out and investigate it! And, oh, the awesomeness! Seriously genius for my very picky eater.  I flew over to Amazon, read the raving reviews, and ordered one… Continue reading Product Review-Dinner Winner

2 year old · being a mom · being a parent · blog life · decisions · first time mom · firsts · hard · little blessings · mom life · parenthood · parenting · toddler · toddler life · Uncategorized · you're gonna miss this

The Pressure Is On

"Self pressure is a mental expectation you have for yourself in the moment." Saw this quote in another blog recently (I've forgotten which) and it has stuck with me. I put a lot of pressure on myself in life. Which brings me stress, which breeds anxiety. Making me, at times, neurotic and crazy. Oh, my… Continue reading The Pressure Is On

1 year · hashtag · mommyhood · parenting · reality isn't perfect · RIP

Real Life Outside of Social Media

Do you let other people’s “reality” trick you into thinking that your life isn’t good enough or that you aren’t a great parent? I use the term “reality” in quotation marks because in social media terms, I feel as if we view family photos as reality. That we completely buy into the fact that the… Continue reading Real Life Outside of Social Media