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DIY Thanksgiving bonnet

Kid Craft: Thanksgiving Pilgrim Bonnet

Poor Thanksgiving – pressed between Halloween and Christmas. I still find my son wearing his dragon costume and now my daughter has begun singing Jingle Bells, although I’m not sure she ever stopped from last December. Even Target, my compass for holiday décor, shows very little love to Thanksgiving – a burnt orange ceramic platter […]

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Thanksgiving crafts

Thanksgiving Fun: Ten Crafts to Make with Your Kids

With Thanksgiving just around the corner (WOW, can you believe it, moms?!),  I’ve gathered some fun ideas to consider for  your family.   ( Links for instructions are in the BOLD title)  Reese’s Turkeys– Fun to make and edible! These would make good party favors for a get-together with friends or family. Or, just making […]

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3 Must Haves for Labor and Delivery

Three Must-Haves for Your Labor and Delivery

This post is part of a sponsored partnership with The Christ Hospital Health Network. We are excited about this partnership and the opportunity to provide important resources to local moms.You’re heading to the hospital, bag packed with necessities to get you through labor and delivery as comfortably as possible, but do you have what you […]

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Parenting through Grief

Parenting Through Grief

This month marks three years since my mother-in-law died in 2014. She had been sick for many years with lupus, and her health began declining quickly over the last two or so years before her passing. The last summer we spent with her, she was in and out of the hospitals and then, finally, hospice. […]

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National Diabetes Month

Living with Diabetes: Myth vs. Reality

National Diabetes Month is observed each November in an effort to focus attention on diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. When most people think of diabetes, they picture overweight, lazy people who carry around a bunch of needles with them.  However, having diabetes myself and knowing many others with the same condition, I can […]

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Halloween Costumes: Things My Kid Should Actually be for Halloween

Things My Kid Should Actually be for Halloween

Forget the princesses, pumpkins and superheroes. Let’s get real. The list of Halloween costumes below is a more satirical realistic representation of our lives. See you later, Elsa. Goodbye, Thomas the Tank Engine. Hello, Smashed Peas! The UPS man who delivers our Amazon packages A dragon who doesn’t love tacos Trail mix lost to the floor of my car The dinner […]

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Oatmeal Recipes for the whole family to enjoy

Oatmeal Options for the Entire Family to Enjoy #CMBOats

As the weather cools down, I look for heartier options for my family for breakfast. Cold cereal just doesn’t cut it when the air “stings the toes and bites the nose”. One of my favorite breakfasts is steel-cut oats with a variety of fruits, nuts, seeds, and spices to make the breakfast of champions even […]

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