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Lessons in Being Almost 40

  I will be 40 in a matter of weeks. How this happens….I am not sure. I swear I was 23 years old about 6 months ago. When I am around anyone in their twenties,...

::Heart of IMB – Non-Profit Spotlight:: The Girl Scouts

I was a Brownie for less than 2 years. I remember wearing the ENTIRE Brownie uniform to school. I think it included a skirt, button-up shirt, sash, knee highs and some sort of cap....

Going Green – My Failures and Victories in the Quest to Save the Planet

January 1st, 2019, I decided to “Go Green”! I wanted to stop using plastics, start a compost, and save the planet. Fast forward to 8 months later and I have learned quite a bit...

Stop Saying Sorry!

  My family and I were vacationing at Gulf Shore a couple of years ago. We love it down there and decided to stay 9 days. My husband handled the reservation for our condo. On...

The Myths of Cloth Diapering

Let me start by saying, I am not a super natural, crunchy mom. I feed my kids (non-organic) frozen fish sticks and the occasional McDonalds Happy Meal. I get all my groceries and mattresses...

The Upside to Babysitting

When my husband and I decided that I would be a stay at home mom, our biggest concern was money. I had a good job, and we were just starting to get comfortable, so...

The World’s Simplest Chore Chart

“I am not your maid!” “I love picking up your socks!” (heavy sarcasm) “Am I the only person who knows how to unload the dishwasher?” These were some of my favorite sayings. I was tired of doing...

Holding On, While Letting Go

My oldest daughter is closer to 9 years old than she is to 8. As I type these words my heart hurts and my eyes tear up. She is changing. I have read about...

Merry Birthday

9:06am December 25th, 1979. My birthday. My mom tells me she suffered through Christmas Eve with pains of childbirth and then finally on Christmas morning, I arrived. Rumor has it, the doctors handed me to...

Dear Mom of Boys… An Open Letter From a Mom of Girls

We are facing a new frontier in this era of parenting. As women in the post #Metoo movement, we are trying to raise our children differently so that our daughters don’t have to add their...
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How to Make a Mom Friend

Wouldn’t you love a simple "friend" to-do list that you could check off and then voila! You would have a new mom BFF. I understand that it is not that simple, but I was...

When Breastfeeding Isn’t Easy

As soon as I found out that I was pregnant, I envisioned breastfeeding my baby. I dreamed of sitting in a rocking chair in her nursery, wearing a super cute nursing pajama set and...

The Dense Fog of Baby Brain

    3 kids. 6 years. I have ridden the waves of hormones, rubbed cocoa butter on the landscape of my stretch marks and counted every Weight Watchers point in attempt to lose the baby weight. The...

Love Language Show Down

When my husband and I were going through premarital counseling we learned about the Love Languages. These are the ways we give and receive love, Dr. Gary Chapman identified five love languages and has...
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