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The Years Are Short, Really Short!

We celebrated my husband’s birthday last Saturday night. Sitting across from my girls at the restaurant, I was struck with how grown up they are. They are thirteen. In five years, they will graduate from high school. Five years! I have five more years and a summer before they leave for college. Exactly five years ago today […]

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When Grandma is Mom instead

When I realized I was going to be a mom I was scared, full of anxiety. I know most of you reading this are thinking, well that’s mostly every woman before she becomes a mother, right? However, my fear came from a different perspective; it was the fear of not knowing, the fear of failing, […]

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Unicorn Smoothies {recipe}

The Unicorn Frappuccino from Starbucks has been an internet sensation to rival Grumpy Cat and LuLaRoe leggings. Since it’s launch every time I click into social media there is another selfie of someone trying the pink and blue color changing concoction. Now I am all for everything unicorn (whether it be cake, cookies, or clothes) […]

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Smooth Sailing: Why a Disney Cruise is the EASIEST Vacation for Families

As Central Florida moms, we have a little thing in our backyard called the Walt Disney World Resort. I mean, how lucky are we that we’re all neighbors to the most magical place on Earth, and can practically schedule playdates with friends somewhere on Disney property?! People save their whole lives to come vacation here. […]

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An unsung hero: the teenage dad

My husband and I met in high school. We had psychology class together when he was just a sophomore in high school. A little over a year after dating, when he was the ripe ol’ age of 17 years old, and a few weeks before his junior prom, we found out we were expecting. These […]

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I’m a Hypocritical Mother

Having a daughter enter the wonderful world of womanhood gave me a front row seat to the jarring reality of how poorly our society had prepared me to prepare her. I think my husband said it best, when I was distracting my son so that my daughter could sneak maxi pads into her suitcase for […]

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Why We Judge

Moms Judging Moms. The Mommy Wars. Mom Shaming. It’s the subject of countless books and blogs. I know that I’ve both judged and been judged. Despite pleas for moms to be supportive of each other, embrace our differences, and just get along, the judging continues. After mothering for thirteen plus years, I’ve realized that most of our […]

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