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In Defense of Christmas Presents

Let’s talk about Christmas. Specifically? Let’s talk about Christmas with a kid old enough to get excited about Christmas. Because, y’all. I’ve waited nearly THREE DECADES for this! Okay. That’s slight hyperbole considering I didn’t truly start thinking about what it would be like to watch my child’s face light up brighter than the fake pre-lit […]

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When Your Child Has Asthma

Cough. Cough. Cough.  The sound filled the empty space in the room. It was constant. Relentless.  Cough. Cough. Cough.  “Do you think she needs to go to the emergency room?”  Cough. Cough. Cough.  “I’m not sure. Let’s give it a few minutes and see if the breathing treatment works,” my husband replied.  This was a […]

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Tips and tricks for keeping your kids busy––so you can get things done!

Tips and Tricks for Keeping Your Kids Busy –– So You Can Get Things Done! 

  I know I’m not the only mom who struggles to get things done with little kids underfoot. You’ve probably seen that Pinterest quote image: Cleaning with kids at home is like shoveling snow in a blizzard. So true! But it’s more than just cleaning. It’s everything. I’m a bit of a neat freak, so […]

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Being A Volunteer in the “Volunteer State”

The truth? My now four year old will be able to go to whichever college she chooses after she graduates high school. I would never tell her where to apply, but . . . I am rooting and prepping her for the University of Notre Dame. The fact that I’m a diehard Fighting Irish fan […]

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