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Kaley

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Kaley is a full-time working mother of two. She stands 4’10” married to her 6’1″ husband, with kids set on the growth chart to outgrow her by age 7. While not working, she enjoys literature, writing, exercising, experimental cooking (no recipe, just winging it by smell and taste!), tea (always loose leaf!), and getting to bed by 9pm (although that never happens). Follow Kaley’s blog at tuckerandkaley.wordpress.com.

Motherhood’s Dark Secret: With Love Comes Vulnerability

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While there are thousands of books to prepare you for parenthood, everything from sleep to discipline to breastfeeding and beyond, nothing quite prepares you for the vulnerability of motherhood. While your heart grows tenfold...
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Guide to Being Perfect: Mom Edition

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Has someone ever declared to you "Evvvveryone has TEN minutes!" in reference to what you should be doing weekly or even daily? Did you give them that blank stare of indifference while thinking *eye roll*...

Vacation Bible School Guide 2018: OKC and Beyond

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  I have such wonderful memories of Vacation Bible School (VBS) when I was a child. The songs, the stories, the activities all contributed to magical, memorable experiences.  Below I've compiled a list of VBS offerings...

Buy From My Registry, Please.

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We have a baby shower problem, y’all, and we need to talk. Tell me the point of making a registry if no one is going to look at it? Or, at least mark an...

5 Step Spring Gardening Guide for Beginners

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  The morning air is crisp, soft with dew. The sun warms our skin, and the foliage begins to turn a deep green. Ahhhh spring is finally here, and it's time to bring out the...

Spring Cleaning: DIY Chore Chart

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If I were to be totally honest, I originally designed this chore chart for my husband.  At the time, I was managing the household, working full-time with overtime hours, and just had a baby—meaning two...

6 Ways to Prepare for a Successful VBAC

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My first child was welcomed into the world under bright lights and surgical masks. My memory of her is vague: I remember hearing her first cry. I remember my husband, with tears in his...

The Other Side of the Camera

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I felt the knot in my throat grow as I choked it down and held back tears, tears of exhaustion, of long sleepless nights, of tantrums, of self-doubt. Below me I watched my one-year-old...
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In Defense of Mom Drivers: Seven Ways We Keep Baby Snoozing

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When you become a mom, there's a HUGE learning curve. You learn the perfect football hold without ever playing a day in your life. You learn how to imitate four hands during diaper changes...

A Mom’s Response to #MeToo

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The last few days, my newsfeed has been filled with #MeToo. Seeing women’s public responses has been eye-opening, moving, empowering, and disheartening. Yesterday evening, I scrolled through testimony after testimony about sexual harassment and...
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Do’s and Don’ts When Visiting a Home with Small Children

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It wasn't until I had a small curious child of my own that I realized all of the mistakes I made as a young, single adult visiting a friend with small children. Behaviors that...
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Mom’s Facebook: A Child Predator Gold Mine

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Friend me on Facebook, and I more than likely will be able to locate your kid on any given day. I know you’re out of the house running at 7 p.m. and I know the...