Things They Can’t Say

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Some reads you might have missed and should catch up on! Summer is winding down and the regular Friday guest feature will return soon. If you’d like to guest post here, please fill out this quick form. Thanks!  Why You Need to Quit Complaining About School Supplies Twingle Mommy gives a different perspective on those long […]

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Stronger Hair with Pantene

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I was on a mission earlier this summer: find something that would make my hair feel clean. I’m not sure exactly what was going on- if it was the humidity or just build up or what was going on, but I’d wash my hair and it still wasn’t feeling clean. I hit up Pinterest and […]

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How Did We Get Here Already?

There he went, off in a plane. I'm happy to say that by the time you're reading this, he's most likely back home.

That feeling that my boys don’t really need me: I don’t like it. This past week has been an interesting experiment since my oldest was away visiting relatives. His first unaccompanied flight, first time away from me for so long. And though I really haven’t ever doubted our decision to get him a phone a […]

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Busy Sports Schedules and Mealtimes

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EffortlessMeals #CollectiveBias This was my view last night, the first night of soccer practice, the first Fall sport to start for us. Since more activities will soon be starting, I have to start thinking about effortless meals so […]

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Hang On To Those Pictures

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I was ready to be home. After three very busy days in New York City, I sat at a crowded airport gate, waiting for my flight to be called, too distracted and tired to focus on any of the books on my Kindle. To pass the time, and to take a break from the phone […]

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Things They Can’t Say

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Our official count is only 17 days left of summer break. The days are flying by, so here’s your weekly reads you might have missed. When the school year is back in session, the regular guest post feature will return.  How wise and full of hope our kids can be when they’re little- which is […]

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Be Respectful, But…

Those angel wings don't quite fit. And that's okay.

Follow the rules. Listen. Be polite. Yes, ma’am and no, sir.  And occasionally a sharp MANNERS! as if I’m Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games. These are the things I tell my boys, the things I remind them of because I want them to be respectful young men. And yet… Sometimes, they don’t have to […]

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Fuel Your Active Teens

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My boys have a ridiculous amount of energy. Sometimes I get tired by just watching all they do. So, the idea of eating for energy never really crossed my mind until we started getting closer and closer to the teen years. While my oldest isn’t quite there yet, he’s definitely a tween now, with the […]

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Why My Kids are Better Than Your Kids

They are pretty darn cute, though. ;)

It’s not that they are smarter, better looking, more athletic, better behaved, kinder, sweeter, funnier, more (insert adjective of choice that parents tend to brag about) than your kids. It’s simply that they’re MINE. As my kids, they have my unconditional love. But I can also discipline mine and they will listen to me (most […]

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