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Homeschooling: Finding That Something

My husband and I grew up in traditional families with what we consider to be ‘average American childhood experiences’. We had loving family units, siblings, pets, summer vacations, and attended public schools. We thrived as children, made friends, were in band, and went on to college after graduating from high school. Yet, looking back, we […]

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My “Mom Bod”: Definitely Works Out But Loves Chicken Nuggets

I gave birth to my first child on May 12, 2017. My entire pregnancy I was told to watch my weight because it would be so hard to loose once the baby was born. So like many women, I was obsessed with staying as small as I could: watching every calorie, drink, and working out until the […]

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Content to Live My Life as the “It Could Be Worse!” Example

It’s amazing how becoming a mom rearranges your priorities. I used to be so self-conscious. Now I relish embarrassing my children whenever possible, and they aren’t even teenagers yet! And do you know what the strangest thing is? Somehow this anti- self-consciousness has evolved into really, truly not minding when I am the embodiment of […]

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Having Humor as a New Mom

It is now midnight and I am just now eating dinner. Or, it is two o’clock in the afternoon and I am just now leaving the house. Do these two scenarios sound familiar? If so, you {like me} must be a new mom. But, it’s finding the humor that helps me through this season.   Here are […]

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Meet Amanda, a New Contributor from St. Clair County!

Hi! I’m Amanda, a new contributor and stay-at-home-mom from Riley {in St. Clair County}! I love to read, journal, go camping, and go up north to my grandparent’s cabin. I’m obsessed with ice cream and a lover of coffee and unsweetened iced tea. I’m a loyal, generous, and shy at first kind of gal who will do anything […]

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