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Why Does the Sexy Have to Stop After Kids

So yesterday I was talking with some Mommy friends and the topic of lingerie came up. I don’t think I have ever seen a conversation go awkward so fast. One mom said since having kids she doesn’t even look at it anymore. Another Mom talked about never even owning a piece and that she was a mom now why does she need it. It got me thinking, why does being a Mom sometimes make us not sexy, or not want to be sexy? Why does it have to stop after we have kids? Why Does the Sexy Have to  ...

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Parenting

I Get it, My Normal Makes You Uncomfortable

Some days I feel like I got this parenting s*** down to a science. Then there’s mornings like today where reality slaps me in the face like ice cold water. I never understood how things can go so well, then go so bad. Each and every day is this journey that we take never really knowing where it’s going to lead. I’d like to say that my journey is exciting, fun, and how everybody wishes that they were on it with me too. But the reality of my journey is that each and every day is  ...

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Halloween, Parenting

5 Rules to make Trick or Treating Safer, Easier and Fun for Everyone

Halloween is fast approaching and the excitement level from my boys is rising! It is funny to watch them as they get older and see how their expectations change. My youngest is happy to hang out with mommy and daddy but my oldest is getting to that stage where he wants to go out alone. I don’t think he is ready at this point, but we will start preparing him this year for next year. Some of the rules we will be practicing are below. I would love to hear how you prepare your kids for  ...

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Parenting

Goodnites Getaway – Tips to help your little one manage nighttime wetting #RestEasyTonight

The family and I recently packed out bags and headed to Long Point Eco Adventures! I would love to say my kids were more excited then I was but that would be a lie! Nothing makes this mama happier then being in the great outdoors, enjoying some family time. GoodNites hosted their annual getaway and I was so very blessed to be invited. This meant that for 24 hours my boys would be unplugged *GASP* and we all could learn as a family just how normal bed wetting is. That is right I said it is  ...

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Parenting

3 Tips to Encourage Learning Through Play

When my oldest started school I was excited, nervous and of course worried how it would turn out. Working in the school board myself I know the focus was off of worksheets and more onto play based learning. This I struggled with because my guy enjoyed routine and a set schedule on what was coming next. As the year progressed we had some challenges but with great staff we were able to support and encourage my guy on his learning journey. While we do have some days that are a little more  ...

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General Chit Chat, Parenting

8 Simple Tips for Fishing with Kids

Fishing runs in our blood. From a very young age our Papa has always brought us out with him. I would love to say that I became a avid fisherwomen but truth be told I did not. I love going, but it is just not something I live for like my brother. Being blessed with a brother who is able to pass on all he has learned from our Papa to my boys is truly priceless. But if you have ever gone fishing with young kids it can be far from enjoyable. There is whining that there is no fish, there is  ...

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Food, General Chit Chat, Parenting

Healthy Snacks for Game Day

Warmer weather is finally making its appearance where I am from. This means all the fun Summer sports are starting. I love driving by the parks and seeing the kids playing. Some of the best life lessons I learned were on a sports field. While sports are not for everyone it is definitely something I recommend trying. This year both my boys are playing baseball. I grew up on a diamond and am so excited to share this with my boys. But with game time, comes snack time. With two boys I needed  ...

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Parenting

4 Safety Tips to Help Keep your Kids Safe

We were recently at a sporting event with our two boys. The whole game the boys could not wait to get on the field and run the same bases their heroes do. As a mom I was excited for them. After a long wait it was time for their turn. As I waited with them I was then told I needed to go wait for them on the other side. I looked at the young man and asked if he was serious, he laughed and said yes. I looked him straight in the eye and said ok, but make sure they stay safe and keep an eye on  ...

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Parenting, Reviews/Giveaways

Why Gender Doesn’t Affect Our Play

Playtime is always an exciting time in our house. Imagination, creativity and joy just pours from my youngest when he plays. I love playing with him but also sitting back and watching him do it on his own. The one thing I have said from the beginning is that gender would not affect playtime in our home. To often I hear boys should not play with dolls, wear pink or paint their nails. But I can tell you in our house all the above happen and more. Want to know why? I don’t think there  ...

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