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I Tell People What Gifts to Get My Kids

Before my kids’ birthdays and then again before the holidays, I purge our house to make room for the influx of new things we will get. Of course we appreciate everything our friends and families give. But we live in a small house, and sometimes I feel like I’m drowning in toys and plastic. Plus I want… Continue reading I Tell People What Gifts to Get My Kids

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Thoughts from the 2nd Trimester

Whew I made it out of the first trimester! Where in the world is my 2nd trimester glow at though? Where is my 2nd trimester energy? I’m going to take a nap while I wait for it show up. My body looks like a cartoon version of myself. Between boobs and belly and chins I don’t… Continue reading Thoughts from the 2nd Trimester

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My Dream Registry for Baby #3

Here I am approaching my third trimester with baby #3. Friends and family have started to ask if we will be having a shower. I answer no because we still have everything we need from the first two. I tend to get responses like “surely there’s something you need”. I certainly appreciate the thoughtfulness, but… Continue reading My Dream Registry for Baby #3

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Our Best Mom Fails

At first, “best” mom fails may seem like a contradiction. “Mom fails” are something we as moms could have done better at, but, thankfully, nobody ended up badly hurt. I mean we can’t be at the top of our game 100% of the time, right? I think it’s important to not share only our successes. Besides… Continue reading Our Best Mom Fails

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Our Adagio Tea Party

I recently discovered Adagio Teas. They have some cute tea collections that come in tins perfect to accompany a story time or a princess party.  I decided to order a few different teas from their Fandom collection though. I wanted to have a cousins tea party for my kiddos and nieces and nephew, whose ages range from 3-11.… Continue reading Our Adagio Tea Party

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4 Reasons Why I Won’t Have a Gender Reveal Party

Sometimes I am so out of the loop with trends that I kind of feel like an alien. That’s how it is with gender reveal parties. . .  and Pinterest. But that’s a whole other post. I see all the elaborate and clever reveals going on around me and on social media, but I’ve never… Continue reading 4 Reasons Why I Won’t Have a Gender Reveal Party