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Meet Katie: A Chesaning Mom Who Teaches Her Littles At Home

Hello! I’m Katie Augustine, and I am a stay-at-home mom in the village of Chesaning. I live here with my laundry-doing husband Matthew, who is the upper grades instructor and principal at a private school in town called Zion Lutheran, and our two children – Elsie, age 2, and Oliver, 7 months! Fun fact: I […]

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2018 Mid-Michigan Moms Blog Mom of the Year

Mid-Michigan Moms Blog was started as a way to connect moms in throughout mid-Michigan as well as support local businesses. We all know that motherhood is hard, and our goal is to celebrate moms all year long. However, with Mother’s Day upon us, we want to take this time to recognize a local mid-Michigan mom who gives […]

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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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