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Holiday, Christmas, Toddlers

Baby and Toddler Mamas :: Give Yourself {Grace} This Holiday

Pssst, mamas with strollers: over here. Past the “best” Santa for photos, and the coordinated ornaments, and sleigh rides, and cookie exchanges. Over here, near the baby changing table. I want to tell you something. You don’t have to do it ALL this holiday. Not this year. Not right now. Give yourself lots of grace. You […]

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Christmas Gifts

What I REALLY Want You to Get My Kid for Christmas

I love all things Christmas. Decorations, cookies, Santa, tiny kids recreating the Nativity scene, Christmas pageants, red and green and blue and sparkles and glitter and carols and reindeer.  The one thing I don’t love about this season? Gift giving. Hold onto your yule log before you yell Scrooge. I love giving gifts all year […]

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Cooper Fitness

A Healthier Way To Land {Your} Teen’s First Job

This post has been guest written and sponsored by Cooper Fitness Center to provide our readers with some valuable information! For the past 11 summers I have had the pleasure of hiring teens and young adults for Cooper Fitness Center’s Fit & Fun Camps. As much as I enjoy running camps for kids 13 and […]

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Managing family

The Executive Assistant’s Guide to Managing Your Family

In my day job, I’m an executive assistant.  There have been periods of time where I have had to keep up with the whereabouts of four busy executives.  Scheduling world-wide travel, getting them to meetings, making sure they have lunch, and pushing them out the door for their kid’s football game.  That makes it cake […]

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Choosing to be a working mom

Am I Less of a Mother for Being a Working Mom?

In the field I work in, many women get pregnant later on in life than others because they chose to get advanced degrees to further their career. After putting in several years for school and reaching a point in your life where you are somewhat financially stable, it’s hard to make the decision to walk […]

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My Daughter Will Miss 7 Days of School for a Vacation and I’m Okay with That

Last week we left for a family wedding in California, after which we will head to Lake Tahoe with my recently married sister. By the time we return, my second grader will miss seven days of the new school year. At first, I pondered whether or not taking a vacation while she’s in school was a mistake. […]

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Mom Confessions :: On Raising Middle Schoolers

I lived through those newborn days where my baby was confused about night/day and I felt like I could never sleep, it actually felt like it would never end. Then I lived through the terrible twos when they started at the age of one, not at two like the parenting book said! I also lived through […]

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