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I could blame the internet but I won’t

“Why doesn’t anybody ever come to my den?” She’s five. She has a den. That apparently she’s trying to lure others to. That’s nothing compared to what my 9 year-old has. Her den is blinged-out and filled with weird stuff and she has parties there all the time. Basically I don’t even know what they are talking about. I just know…

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Sharing Cheerios™ with my Sister + Buy a Box Give a Box Promotion

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiveABox #CollectiveBias This might seem odd, but I bought a box of Cheerios™ the other day just for my little sister, who lives in another state and won’t be visiting me anytime soon. My memories growing up with her are mostly everyday things, like…

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(un)prepared for the next stage

Since my oldest daughter was born nine (almost nine and a half) years ago, I really haven’t had an abundance of child-free time. Now that I think about it, even before she was born my life was pretty kid-centric; in the years before she joined our family I worked at preschools, first in Miami and then in Houston. I stopped…

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When Health & Nutrition Are Easy

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #100MillionReasons #CollectiveBias The week we returned from our beach vacation in Florida, I took my 5 year-old to the doctor for a cough. The cough started while we were in Florida and seemed to get worse during our vacation. Seasonal allergies bother her often…

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