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The DIY Mom

The DIY Mom

I am a crafty mom. With the coming of Pinterest and an increased volume in social media in general, moms everywhere are pinning and making hopelessly long lists of everything they want to make or do with their kids, DIY projects for their home, how to turn a sandwich into a work of art for […]

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My Kid Thinks “The Rock” is the Tooth Fairy

I’m a horrible mom. I have failed miserably in the Tooth Fairy department. When our daughter was about five years old, she first started losing her teeth. She would give them to me, and she would ask when the Tooth Fairy would come. I kept telling her the Tooth Fairy was on vacation. Then, she […]

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Is My Kid Being Too Honest With Me?

We all know that kids have the tendency to speak their minds unfiltered. We call it that “childlike innocence.” However, when does it cross the line from honest observation into meanness?   Most of the things we hear children “observe” is because they are learning that others look different from themselves or from their own […]

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Am I Being “Too Honest” with My Kid?

The other night on the drive home, my little one asked if we could play “Knock Knock” jokes. I said sure. So, we took turns. She’s seven, so hers were pretty terrible, but I amused her nonetheless. I took some time on each of mine. I was pretty proud of them! 😉 Here are some […]

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Journey Infertility: My Lifelines

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.Infertility is incredibly lonely. If I am being 100% honest, even though I talk openly about it now, I still have to force the words out. Talking about it is not easy for me. It’s not easy now and it certainly wasn’t easy while I was going through it. There […]

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No No, Nana

No no, Nana!

Have any of you ever had to deal with a grandparent who refused (or still refuses) to do what you – as the parent – asked of them? We do. When our daughter was still small, I made it clear to all of the family that they would follow our rules, or they would not […]

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Why Moana is My New Favorite Princess

While not garnering as much hype as the previous frozen princess did, Moana, Disney’s newest princess has taken over the theatres. Several months ago, one of my fellow mama’s wrote a post about why she doesn’t let her kids watch Disney movies… but I have to think that even she would be pleasantly surprised by […]

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