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5 Easy Steps for Catching and Releasing a Spider without Flipping Out

5 Easy Steps for Catching and Releasing a Spider Without Flipping Out

Hello, Women of the Internet! This adorable fuzzy creature crawled under my bathroom door the other day, which reminded me that I’ve been meaning to tell you something. People, seriously, you need to quit being freaked out by spiders. This lady, which the Internet tells me is a female Dark Fishing Spider* is among the […]

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Uh-Oh… We Got a Dog

We got a puppy. Ok, I know what you are thinking. It probably has something to do with me not having time to care for anything right now because I’ve got four kids with endless commitments, practices and games, a husband battling cancer and days where I don’t brush my teeth or shower until dinnertime. Yes, I […]

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Stray Animal Adoption Program and Happy Tails

Every image in this post is of an adoptable animal. Photography by Lisa Binns, of Shelter Dog Photography.  I discovered Stray Animal Adoption Program (SAAP) last year, via desperate Google search, when someone dumped an extremely pregnant cat outside of my children’s daycare. I normally have a heart of stone, but there are a few […]

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Giving Up My Furry BFF

Growing up, my sister and I weren’t allowed to have a dog, despite asking a few billion times. “When you have your own house, you can have a dog” is what my dad always said. July 18, 2008 I bought my own townhouse. September 18, 2008 I adopted my first dog, a mutt at a […]

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A Puppy is Like a Baby…Kinda

We recently did something I said we would never do. We got a puppy. I’m not a dog person. Or a cat person. Or a gerbil, turtle, hamster, lizard, fish, bunny, or snake person. It’s not that I don’t like animals. It’s that I don’t like the idea of one more thing to take care […]

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Pet Death

Talking to Children about Grief, Loss and Death: The Death of a Pet {Series}

Grief, loss and death are not the happiest of subjects and no parent looks forward to the day when they have to address this subject with their child(ren).  However, it is unavoidable.  At some point, you will find yourself struggling to explain, reassure and support your child(ren) through an experience or exposure to death.  Here […]

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Fur Babies = First Babies

If you are an animal person, then you will understand this post.  To many people their animals are family.  They are their babies… before you have actual babies and then the relationship changes.  No matter how much you swear it won’t, those fur babies will take second place to the human ones. (And they should.) […]

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