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When it comes to the never-ending activity surrounding Christmas, having realistic holiday expectations for kids probably doesn’t make your to-do list. It took many, MANY years for it to be a priority for me, that’s for sure. I’ve found, however, that a small shift in mindset can really the sweeten the season and make it […]

Realistic Holiday Expectations for Kids

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Looking for the perfect present to take to a holiday exchange this season? This secret Santa gift guide shares 25+ fun gifts that are all $20 or less. All items can be purchased on Amazon, making this the easiest gift guide to shop ever! Perfect for Secret Sister exchanges, stocking stuffers, and work parties, too! […]

Secret Santa Gift Guide for Holiday Party Exchanges

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To be honest, I hadn’t thought a whole lot about the importance of baby gut health until our youngest son, Charlie, was born. While otherwise absolutely perfect (and cute as can be!), sweet Charlie has struggled with fussiness and extreme discomfort recently. There is nothing worse as a mama, than to be unable to calm […]

The Importance of Baby Gut Health

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This post was sponsored by Cincinnati Premium Outlets. All experiences and opinions shared are my own. Brandon and I headed out on a little day date last week to get holiday ready at Cincinnati Premium Outlets located in Monroe, Ohio. It’s about a forty-five minute drive from where we live in Northern Kentucky, but oh […]

Get Holiday Ready with Cincinnati Premium Outlets

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Have kids? This fridge snack drawer organization hack is the perfect solution for easy-access to healthy foods at kid-height! A Fridge Fiasco We’ve had a snack drawer in our fridge since my oldest was a toddler. It was easy to pull open a lower drawer and dump in all the kid-friendly snacks we had on […]

Fridge Snack Drawer Organization Hack for Kids

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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 […]

A Precipitous Labor and Delivery

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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 […]

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 […]

Why your child should be device free in public

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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 […]

I don’t like being pregnant

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After preschool pick-up today, I needed to run to Target (obviously), so I pulled a Super Mom Move and packed lunches for Benny and Faith to eat in the car. I was all patting-myself-on-the-back that I had the forethought to throw lunches together a) in enough time before I needed to leave to get them […]

On this day in motherhood | March 25

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