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This post shares the story of the precipitous labor and delivery of my fourth child. A precipitous labor and delivery is the birth of a baby within 3 hours or less after beginning regular contractions. Charlie is the baby I never saw coming. Not because of infertility or some circumstance that rendered his conception difficult […]

October 22, 2019

A Precipitous Labor and Delivery

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This post has been sponsored by Borden. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  When I think of milk, the first thing that comes to mind is a milkshake.  As a child, I remember sitting at the counter of a local ice cream parlor and being thrilled when my parents let me order a banana milkshake.  […]

September 22, 2019

Milkshake Making with Borden Dairy Milk

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This post was sponsored by Cincinnati Premium Outlets. All experiences and opinions shared are my own. Is there anything that signifies the end of summer more than back to school shopping? Especially after you pull out last fall’s wardrobe only to realize that all of your children have grown several inches in the past year […]

August 5, 2019

Back to School Ready with Cincinnati Premium Outlets

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Perfect pancake recipe. Easy homemade pancake recipe. Delicious and simple pancake recipe.  Common ingredients used in this perfect, easy, homemade pancake recipe. Pancakes from scratch. Free printable pancake recipe.  We are BIG fans of breakfast for all meals at our house and this recipe consistently yields the most perfect pancakes.  They’re easy, homemade and DELICIOUS. I promise, this […]

June 13, 2019

Perfect Pancake Recipe | Easy Homemade Pancakes

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Why your child should be device free in public. The reasons your kids should not take cell phones, iPads, and gaming devices in public. Free printable for teachers to give to parents explaining why their children should avoid technology usage in public. Recently, our daughter had speech therapy, so our two boys – ages three […]

May 31, 2019

Why your child should be device free in public

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In November 2017, I had a prophylactic double-mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. I was 34-years-old. I made this decision after discovering I carried a mutation to the NBN gene. The NBN gene is responsible for the production of nibrin whose job is to repair damaged DNA. The NBN gene is also associated with an increased risk for developing breast […]

May 24, 2019

Pregnant After a Mastectomy

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When Charlie McButton Lost Power by Suzanne Collins and Unplugged by Steven Antony make great additions to bookshelves in the classroom and at home. Both books tell the stories of what happens when the main character loses access to power – meaning no access to their beloved electronic devices. These stories are great for teaching kids […]

May 6, 2019

Teaching kids about limiting screen time through picture books

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Maybe only my fellow teachers who graduated in the early 2000s will relate to this, but I feel like this meme is always necessary as we transition into the month of May… I cannot find the original source of this meme! Lo and behold, it’s gonna be May! (snicker, snicker 🤣) How is that even possible?! […]

April 29, 2019

End of the year activities | May classroom activities

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​As the end of the school year approaches, I wanted to share some of my favorite read-alouds with you! These books are appropriate to read in kindergarten through the fifth grade classroom, all helping you close out the school year and transition your students into the next grade.  Love Is by Diane Adams Love Is tells the sweet […]

April 19, 2019

10 Read-Alouds to End the School Year

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Hi, I’m so glad you’re here! I love and respect all of my readers dearly and value their personal experiences, so I do want to preface this post with a bit of a disclaimer: If you’re currently trying and/or struggling to get pregnant, are in the throes of infertility, are infertile, or are triggered by […]

April 3, 2019

I don’t like being pregnant

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