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Learning The Importance of Forgiveness

My four year old needed my forgiveness big time recently. She had an epic meltdown in Hobby Lobby last week over a candy/toy contraption in the impulse-buy section at checkout. I have heard plenty of horror stories about such tantrums, but hadn’t ever had the pleasure of experiencing one myself until Monday. The story here […]

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how to survive lice

How to Survive :: LICE

Itch, itch… maybe she has a mosquito bite on her head… scratch, scratch… no it can’t be… itch, itch…let me just take a peek…scratch, scratch…Oh Dear God, No!!! LICE!!! Ever since I became a parent I have been terrified of one day finding bugs in my kids’ hair. When they started at pre-school, I began […]

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5 Positive Changes I’ve Made in My First 2 Years of Motherhood

This past month, my first born turned two years old. Naturally, this milestone made me reflect on many things from the past two years, but there was a surprising common theme – most of the things that have changed over the past two years have been in me. I have spent the first part of motherhood […]

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I Don’t Know What I’m Doing :: Potty Training {Answers from Our DMB Contributors}

Summer is a great time to take on new challenges, including for your kiddos.  For two of our DMB Contributors, Katy W. and Katherine H., they attempted the biggest toddler challenge of all…Potty Training.  We’ve asked them our most pressing questions about potty training and they’ve offered their experience and tips for potty training your own kiddos.  […]

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One Mom’s Success Story After 6 Weeks at Utopia-Food & Fitness

This post has been sponsored by Utopia Food & Fitness to bring you this experience. All opinions are 100% our own!  As a homeschooling mom of twins that works from home (in all my spare time), I had gotten in to poor eating habits.  And maybe wine.  Everything seemed to be in a cyclical habit […]

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Baby doesn't care if it's nap time! Being outside is too interesting!

Let it go! (or not?) Summer Travel and Vacation Routines

My children have been ‘off schedule’ since June 5th. We have traveled on trains, planes, in taxis, ubers, and busses at all hours of the day (and sometimes night). With a 5.5, just-turned-3, and an 8 month old, planning and timing isn’t always easy. And so with almost 3 months of travels to three countries […]

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SUMMER

Late Summer is a (Hot) Mess

Sweaty? Annoyed? Daydreaming of locking yourself in a bathroom with only a milkshake for company? Perfect, you’ve arrived. Welcome to late summer, the no-man’s-land of parenting. The early summer days of plans, energy, and optimism (and most camps) are gone.  It’s an unstructured, windows-open hot* mess* (*literally), where high temps rule the day and mosquitoes […]

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