Another Birth Story (Part 1)

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A couple of weeks ago, Janene shared her first birth story on the blog. She mentioned that it hit her all of a sudden that she never shared. As I was reading it, I thought “hmm….come to think of it, I’ve never shared one of mine!” I cannot believe that it has been ten years […]

5 Ways to Raise Respectful Kids


Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about how my kids act for other people compared to how they act for me.  I’m not really talking about the 4 year olds . . . because they are still learning . . . I’m talking about my 7 and 8 year old.  There are things that they […]

The Sunday Sip – with Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

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The sun is shining and it is finally starting to feel like Spring around here!  I’m looking forward to opening the windows and letting the fresh air in!   First, let’s visit with this week’s Sunday Sip!   This week we are sitting down with C. Lee Reed from Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad […]

Building Castles And Sharing Secrets: Revealing The Truth About Magic


It’s been a bit of a rough week. I mentioned on Facebook this morning that this was the end of innocence for my oldest daughter (she’s 10) who has learned the truth about Santa and his pals The Easter Bunny and The Tooth Fairy. I had such mixed emotions about disclosing this secret, but after […]

Mommy TMI for April: Spring Clean, Easter Fun, and Earth Day Confessions

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Good Morning! This week’s Mommy TMI kind of snuck up on us and we were thrilled (also surprised) that a few of you asked where it was! Well . . . here it is! Please excuse my puffy face and red eyes – I literally had to sneak out of bed early this morning to […]

Fill Up Your Cup with Kita from Kokoa Magazine: The Sunday Sip


For me, it is a non-dance competition weekend. I just can’t get over the pace of dance weekends…and I am reveling in the relaxation of an unscheduled weekend. Don’t take those for granted, mamas! I’ll be back in the thick of it next weekend, but for now, I am sitting back, sipping my tea, and […]

Things I’m Loving this Week! #MTMShout-Outs

Good Morning!  This one is going to be short but sweet because I totally forgot that I was suppose to be the one blogging this Friday!  I remembered at 11:00 PM last night.  I hate when those things pop into my head right before bed.  Any other week, I might have jumped on the computer […]

Getting Radical With Skin Care: A Radical Routine for Moms

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Oh man, I flaunt the fact that I don’t have any gray hairs yet. I know I’m tempting fate every time I announce it. I almost always regret the announcement to friends because I can see the homicidal look on their faces. In a couple of months, I will be 37 and although the tell […]