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Attitudes in our house absolutely STANK today!  A grouchy Mama, exhausted Daddy, and a Threenager with a slight cold all at the same time was NOT a good mix.  The first half of the day was a big struggle- especially for Buggie and I.  So, after naptime, I decided to do everything in my power …
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Buggie celebrated her 3rd birthday last month (I’m still catching my breath from that sentence) and was very adamant on having a “Strawberry” themed birthday.  Well… there’s not a whole lot of strawberry decorations out there in the month of January, so we had to get creative.  Thankfully, stores were already rolling out the Valentine’s …
This is a burning question that I so desperately wish I had a clear, concrete answer to.  If you’re a parent and have access to social media, chances are you know exactly what I’m talking about.  I’m not sure if women have been this vicious to each other across the decades, or if social media …
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I want to begin this full transparency: I am extremely nervous about publishing this post!  It’s likely one that will attract some negative responses and criticisms, but yet I feel compelled to share this for the benefit and encouragement of any other families, like mine, that do not celebrate Santa at Christmas time. So please, …
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Have you ever felt that nagging guilt in the back of your mind that you aren’t doing enough?  Until recently I have been stuck in a rut with that exact thought running in the background throughout each day.  Maybe it’s because I’m a stay-at-home-mom, but lately I have felt like I’m not doing enough specifically …
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A couple of weeks ago, I was doing laundry when Buggie came running to me in the laundry room to deliver some “news”.  I swear she picked this moment strategically as I had my hands full of clothes and was trapped in the laundry room.  Anyway, this is how the conversation went:  “Hi mom! I …
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This post contains affiliate links. In my last post about pet death, I promised that I would provide information on the books we used to help Buggie cope with the loss of our cat.  Before I do that, I want to thank my readers for the positive feedback I received over that post.  It means …
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We recently lost our beloved kitty to a tragic accident a couple of weeks ago.  I will spare you the details, but it was an unexpected ­­­­and traumatic experience that Little Bug unfortunately partially witnessed. ­­  She was there when we found our poor injured kitty barely hanging on to life, and because my husband’s …
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I recently discovered a crack in the wall in our guest bathroom, and guess what?! It brought in visitors (cue horror flick music). Dozens upon dozens of tiny little ants were swarming the counter, desperately hunting for food.  There was nothing for them to feed on, so they kept swarming and searching.  Being that this …
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If your child watches Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, then you’ve probably seen the episode about how they made “Banana Swirl” a few dozen times, and this is a new take on it.  If you haven’t, here’s the jist: freeze bananas, put in blender, and viola! A frozen soft-serve-like treat!  A few days ago I promised to …
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