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Helping Kids to Set Goals


I have spent a really hefty amount of time heading into 2018 revising and listing my goals for the year. Both personal and professional. I have set some great goals for myself and my family. I have also realized how important family goal setting can be. Kids need to learn that they’re in control of their own actions and achievements. This great…

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Choosing your power word for the year. #oneword2018

Choosing a One Word Resolution for The New Year


It’s resolution time. The time of year has come for people to scramble to change themselves by making a verbal commitment to change that they struggle to uphold. What if One Word, one simple powerful word is all you needed to guide you through the new year? This is the one-word resolution that can’t be broken. You can’t break a word…

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talking with your kids about sex, puberty, bullying and relationships

Having The Talks With Your Kids – Bullying, Sex, Puberty & Relationships


Having “The Talk” with your kids can be awkward.  Sex, puberty, bullying, masturbation, relationships – these are sensitive topics that most kids and parents squirm away from. There are ways to make it simpler for parents to tackle the challenges presented when having The Talks.    Not Just One Talk, A Lifetime Of Talks.   My kids are young, respectively. My…

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Transitioning your toddler to a big bed - nectar mattress

Transitioning Your Toddler into a Big Bed


*This post is sponsored by NECTAR – all opinions and content are my own* Lately, we have been asking about the right time to begin transitioning your toddler to a big bed. Both the youngest kiddos were occupying cribs converted into toddler beds until there was a wild, Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed incident and we had no choice but…

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Tips For Upgrading to a Bigger Vehicle

Tips for Upgrading to a Bigger Vehicle


Sponsored Content We did it. We bit the bullet and embraced this new stage in parenthood and upgraded to a bigger vehicle. A Minivan. Where we once cared about how cool we looked driving around town we know we care about how cool we are when our family is safe and all their crap fits in the vehicle with ease. The…

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Sending Long Distance Love with Gourmet Gift Baskets


Easter is fast approaching, so quickly in fact that if you wait any longer you’ll be getting your chocolate bunnies for 50% off!  Our Easter tradition always includes a bright basket stuffed to the brim with sugary goodness. One for everyone. Gourmet Gift Baskets shipped me a gorgeous basket full of goodies in exchange for this post. All opinions are…

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Unicorn Babies and The Myth of The Tandem Nap


A unicorn baby is that perfect child that naps twice a day, easily transitions in feeding stages, is a good balance of independent and clingy, sleeps well, eats well and basically follows a majority of the pages right out of the parenting manual. A tandem nap is a myth. My mother always said that if you had had your second…

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Spring Cleaning with Kids


I know that I have posted before about how gross my kids are, but today I was in the throws of the early stages of Spring Cleaning and I realized, yet again, that my kids are fucking disgusting. Not only are they disgusting, but I conquered several of their hoards of gross today and feel pretty damn good about it.…

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Bedtime is Bullsh*t


Bedtime these days is such bullshit. I used to have a routine.  In fact I like to have a routine, or at least I like to have the idea of a routine. That way, when nothing goes according to plan, I don’t get too upset because the plan wasn’t that rigid anyhow. But our routine is a fucking sham. Our…

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