• 5 Honest Mistakes I’ve Made As A New Mom

    Let’s be honest… no mom is perfect.    If I sat here and told you all the things I swore I would never do with my kids you’d probably laugh because by now, with a second child, I’ve pretty much done it. Or at least came pretty close to doing it.   Like swiping something with my shirt instead of going to the sink to rinse it off. Hey, it happens!  But that’s the least of my worries.    I used to think that there was a “perfect mom” standard all the other moms had to abide by. Turns out, we’re

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  • 7 Thoughts That Run Through Your Mind When You Have A Child Out Of Wedlock

    For years, I thought of the many reasons why I wanted to settle down and start a family, but I never really thought it was for me.    Not because I never imagined myself with a little family of my own, but because I was often told that getting married and having kids wasn’t something I’d be happy about.    Let me explain.    I am one of those people who quickly gets bored of people and things, and was told it would be a problem in marriage and in raising kids.    Yes, I see my boys on a daily basis,

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  • Embrace The Moment, Not The Headache

    Parenting is hard.  Those of you raising a tiny human know how exhausting it can get. But the moments you get to spend with them mean more than the headaches they may put you through.  A Fresh Start As many of you may know Jeff and I had our second child in early November. Caring for an infant and a toddler means being pulled different ways, and having to balance it all. Thankfully, we’ve been able to do it on our own.  But that’s all part of the beauty of being a parent of multiples.  Although it’s a lot easier

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  • 5 Things Moms Should Try Doing Every Day

    As we move into the end of a crazy week, I cannot help but to think how quickly the month has gone by.  To think, many of us started the year with goals and resolutions, and have already given up on them.  So today, I’m sharing five quick things moms can do every day to improve their relationships with others as well as themselves.  1. Be grateful.  With the daily hustle comes lots of stress. Be grateful for the things that you have accomplished thus far.  2. Get plenty of rest.  Don’t laugh, you know it’s possible. It might not seem like

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  • Simple Things That Make This Mom Happy

    Whoever said pregnancy would be easy the second time around probably didn’t have to care for a toddler during all three trimesters. But I can’t complain, my little guy has been pretty helpful around the house and Jeff and I have a tag team match going on. I deal with the tantrums during the day and Jeff handles them at night.  To keep sane, I try to think of all the things that put a smile on my face:  An extra 5 minutes in the shower.   Kisses from daddy.  Hugs from baby.  A clean baby.  A clean home.  Slipping

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