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Coming Face to Face with Anxiety and Fear {Sorting Through The Emotions of Losing...

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Just a few months ago, I wrote about how I had to explain death to my 4 year old as he sobbed in my arms saying, "I don't want you to die mommy." Death is unavoidable. It is...

Wh(Y) I Love The YMCA :: One Mom’s Perspective

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Disclosure :: YMCA of Greater New Orleans sponsored this post. Wh(Y) I Love The YMCA :: One Mom's Perspective A little over 2 years ago, my husband and I took a tour of our local YMCA because we were searching...

The Numbers Do Lie

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Over the years, I have been a wide variety of sizes. My body has worn size 4 to size 14 and stayed in maternity clothes for far too many months more than I would like to...

The Bittersweet Emotions of Kindergarten Registration {An Open Letter to My Son}

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I have known this day was coming, but I'm still not ready to let you go. Your preschool teachers have been preparing you and you are full of excitement. Nobody has prepared me, and to be honest, I'm scared,...

A Real Mom’s Tips for Getting Healthy & Fit For Life

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It was almost exactly 3 years ago that I embarked on a new lifestyle to get healthy. My babies were about to turn 1 and 2, and I was tired of being overweight and unhealthy. You see, my kids...

When Your Preschooler Asks Uncomfortable Questions

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Just the other night, as I got my son out of the tub and wrapped him up in a towel, he asked me a question I wasn't prepared to answer. You see, we were innocently talking...

Train Yourself to Turn Those Messes Into Blessings

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Do you ever feel like your life is on automatic pilot every day?  You know what I mean, you wake up and you are just going through the same motions day in and day out. That...

Life Lessons You Can Teach Your Children From Disney Movies

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Have you ever sat and really thought about all the life lessons that can be found and taught in those Disney movies your kids watch on repeat? In my house, there is no shortage...

Investing in Yourself: How To Defeat Mom Guilt

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There is no denying it. If you are a mother, you have experienced a dose, or maybe even a daily serving, of that not-so-tasty mom guilt. There are so many ways this pesky little nuisance can...

Confessions of a Smockaholic: How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck

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What's sweeter than a little girl in a precious smocked dress? Well, not much in my opinion, maybe a BIG matching bow and cute shoes to tie the look all together. Growing up and living...

Keep Your Halloween Sweet: Trick or Treating Safety Tips

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Halloween is a thrilling combination of kids, costumes and candy. There are lots of things that should be considered before taking the kids out for a night of Trick or Treating or a fun-filled...

Why The Bikini Is Not For Me

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We are beaching it right now in beautiful Destin. Every year since the kids have been born, we come here to have a little fun in the sun. Our family loves the beach. When I was...

Say Goodbye to Sleepless Nights: Using a Reward System to Get Kids to Sleep...

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Sleep deprivation. Let’s be real. If you’re a parent, you are definitely no stranger. We all know with a newborn the sleepless nights are like a rite of passage into parenthood. Everyone tells you those sleepless nights...

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep: Gone But Not Forgotten

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You can’t believe your eyes; the test indicates that you’re pregnant. Your emotions are on overload. You cry, you laugh, and you can't believe you are going to be a mother. Early on, you hear the...

 

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