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On Spring Break, I Learned That My Kids Simply Needed a Break

Oh, Spring break. It’s for everyone, isn’t it? Kids and parents alike both need the relaxing, and sunshine if you’re lucky. Last year, my whole family flew to Florida and bummed the beach day after day. We dodged the snowy Michigan weather and let the sun warm our bodies—it thawed us out. My husband and […]

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Why I’m an Elf on the Shelf Mom

I never thought I’d be an Elf on the Shelf mom. My children would behave in preparation for Santa all on their own. They would eat at the dinner table properly, pick their Legos up off the floor, and never fight. There would be no bribery needed for my saintly children. But then my oldest turned three. […]

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Throwing the Mom Pity Party

Today is my 36th birthday. I had grandiose plans of drinking with my friends and having a kid-free dinner – maybe a boat ride at my best friend’s lake house {nice perk, huh?}. Then, this week, my four-year-old son got sick – really sick. Enter, the mom pity party. He had a fever for six […]

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What My Iron-Willed Daughter Has Taught Me

Iron-Willed. It took me 2.5 years to accept that indeed, I was blessed with a Ms. Sassy, Independent, Persistent, Decisive, Iron-Willed, Immovable, Little Girl. I’m not sure why I was in such denial about this. On her debut, the first night in the hospital after her 50 hour / 5-day-late birth, she wouldn’t let me heal or sleep. […]

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