I’m done. I can’t do it anymore. I am over trying to give my daughter the perfect childhood. To be honest, the notion of a perfect childhood is ridiculous! Yet, we have somehow we have found ourselves wrapped up in...
When you walk into my home, you’ll hear my son laughing and music playing. You’ll probably smell the pumpkin spice candle I have burning, and you’ll see toys everywhere. It’s cozy and full of yellow in each room. You’ll...

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Dear Mom in Recovery, I see you. I see you fighting to be a new person. I see you fighting to beat the stigma and the odds. I see your passion and desire to be the best mom for your babies, the...
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You're a woman in the work force, with a stable job.  You enjoy what you do and are happy to contribute financially.  Before you know it, you're preggers and figuring out maternity leave, childcare and the like.  Maybe you...
Between soccer practice, piano lessons, and homework, there are just nights when it's nearly impossible to eat dinner at home - unless you want cereal. Again. Save your sanity and stay in your budget when you check out these Kids...
It's that time of year.... the pumpkin patches are almost here! If you love cooler weather, sweaters, all things pumpkin spice, and fall family fun, then this guide is for you! We've rounded up some of the best pumpkin patches around...
My narrative of the events of September 11th won't shed light on anything newsworthy. It's one perspective by a military spouse; it is not reflective of all spouses. It's simply a way to remember and honor the day, the...
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I've been surprised to find that the tug-of-war about whether I should stop breastfeeding and when is as strong today, after having my third child, as it was years ago when I had my first child. We do a...

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