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Parting is such sweet sorrow? Perhaps not when it comes to toddler friendships

There are many articles on how to leave your toddler with the babysitter/daycare/camp etc. without incurring a meltdown. Do you sneak out? Or, do you acknowledge their fears? Perhaps you sing a goodbye song? (Our favorite, Grown-Ups Come Back by Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood). However, I’d like to take a moment to appreciate the way toddlers greet […]

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Getting in Shape: Hard Exercise Works

    Getting in Shape: HEW Review A few weeks ago I started out on a journey. A challenge, you could say, to complete the 5 week boot camp at the Hard Exercise Works gym by UCF. I’m not overweight, or super skinny. I’m not terribly out of shape, but then again I do get […]

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A Dragon Ate My Princess: 7 Scary Tales of Mothering Girls Through Puberty

You’ve heard of the 7 year itch in marriage? Well, there’s a 7 year twitch in parenting. Ages 11 – 18. I’m halfway through death valley, seasoned in dodging the eye roll but still learning the slang and technology. For those just entering these years, let me be your cautionary tale. These are the seven […]

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One Easy Step to Save on Groceries, Gas, and More with Winn-Dixie + Plenti

This post is sponsored by Winn-Dixie.Everyone is always looking for ways to save money on the essentials, but sometimes the hassle just doesn’t seem worth it. Extreme couponing, keeping track of multiple rewards cards, and solely shopping sales can get old quickly. Thankfully, there is a reward program that takes almost no effort at all […]

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Obsessed with Milestones

​ Do you obsess about milestones and when your child should be doing something? As a mom of two teens, I’d like to offer this advice to moms of littles. Stop. Stop worrying. Don’t compare your own child’s “firsts” to your friends’ children. Don’t obsess over books that suggest when your child should roll over, sit […]

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SIBLING RIVALRY

“If there’s no fire, flood or blood – work it out.”   “If there’s no fire, flood or blood – work it out.”  When I first heard my sister tell her kids that, it cracked me up. She’s 6 years younger than me but has been a mom a lot longer than I have. We […]

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Sing it, Mamas!

On a recent family day out to a local theme park that specializes in animals, my husband and I were pleasantly surprised to find that while the kids loved seeing all the animals in the “wild,” that wasn’t what enamored them the most. They loved the street party held in the early evening that included […]

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