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My everyday crossroads. Which way would you go?

As a new mom of four the most major life change I’ve found is that I’m not operating at 100% anymore. Not that I ever was, really, but whatever level of energy I had with say, 3 kids (including twin BOYS) is even less now. Now, my every step has to be calculated — searching… Continue reading My everyday crossroads. Which way would you go?

Day to day · Mommy Talk · Parenting · Twins

My Top Five Halloween Costume Ideas (that require very little prep work)

Here we are, middle of September. The back to school lunch bags are on clearance at Target and replaced with scary insanity like this: Within seconds of school starting my kids came home asking, “When’s Halloween??” And while I don’t mind the curiosity, I just wanted to get through the first week of packing a… Continue reading My Top Five Halloween Costume Ideas (that require very little prep work)

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3 Magical Tips That Reduce the Friction (and Complaining) In Our Home

I’ve been a parent now for approximately 6 and 1/2 years. If I worked in an industry or sat down at a desk anywhere for 6 and 1/2 years, I would be considered a veteran – a loyalist – perhaps even an expert in my particular position. Yet with parenting, it feels like I start… Continue reading 3 Magical Tips That Reduce the Friction (and Complaining) In Our Home

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If Our Bodies Had ‘Battery Life Left’ Notifications

I’d like to start this post by speaking directly to those who had a nice, casual morning. Yes, you. Whoever you are, I have one question for you that I hope you can take seriously: Can I come live with you? Our morning started with the typical muffled stomps of four year olds walking around… Continue reading If Our Bodies Had ‘Battery Life Left’ Notifications

Character Building · Mommy Talk

We Can Only Hold It Together So Long

As I faintly saw my daughter in the distance running toward a vault to jump high onto some mats, I wondered if I could get out there and join her 6 year old gymnastics class. Not because I want to get back to the basics of gymnastics, but because one of my boys was having… Continue reading We Can Only Hold It Together So Long

Christmas · Mommy Talk

12 Ways Mom Can Get Some Alone Time This Christmas

Since only you know your personality and desperation levels, we’ve designated each way by level of difficulty, effort or ruthlessness. Go get your alone time, mamas! 1. Stand in the chimney (eating cookies), and tell everyone “you’re just tidying up for ‘ole Santa!” (Easy) 2. Every few hours go into the attic one more time to “see if you forgot anything”. (Easier) 3. Insist that… Continue reading 12 Ways Mom Can Get Some Alone Time This Christmas

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So Long, Sweet Summer. Now, Go.

I mean this, of course, in the nicest way. And of course, I presume that those who love summer and all that it offers have a well-balanced aging of children, likely only one three year old boy. Or fewer kids with strong personalities. I also assume those who love summer are mild-mannered in nature, have… Continue reading So Long, Sweet Summer. Now, Go.