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

back to school, children, distractions, gratitude, home, kindergarten, me time, mom blog, motherhood, positive energy, stay at home mom, work at home mom, writing

(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… Continue reading (un)prepared for the next stage

first day of school, home, houston, humidity, me time, mindful parenting, mom blog, mommy needs a vacation, motherhood, parenting, stay at home mom, suburbs, summer, truth

Summer Break 2015: What Day is This and Where Am I?

For the record: I adore my children. They are cool little people and I love that I get to be their mama. They make me laugh out loud and make me feel younger than I am sometimes. But: I am tired. My brain is having a hard time dealing with the non-stop chatter/arguing. I am… Continue reading Summer Break 2015: What Day is This and Where Am I?

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shots & hurt

For the second July in a row, I have a kiddo with strep. She goes the entire school year without catching anything and gets strep in the summer. The doctor offered us a one-time shot as an alternative to 10 days of antibiotics, to which I immediately answered, "YAAAASSSS!" The object of the shot --… Continue reading shots & hurt