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Win Mom of the Year With These Travel Traditions

When I became a mom, I never dreamed of creating travel traditions. I believed it was too expensive, the kids were too young, and taking time off was too difficult. Our annual trip to Florida was amazing and I convinced myself it was enough. Then one cold winter day, we decided it was time to […]

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“Where has the time gone?”

“Where has the time gone?” Thanks to Facebook, we now get little reminders of snippets of our lives we posted one or more years ago. We can even share those reminders with our friends and family. So now, on the news feed, I consistently see the same saying over and over: “Where has the time […]

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Terrified of Camping? Tips from a Camping Convert

When my husband first suggested that we go camping for the weekend I looked at him like he had four heads and momentarily doubted my decision to marry him. Um, spend a weekend in a tent, sweating, sleeping on the ground, eating only hotdogs, with a 1-year-old, a 3-year-old, a dog, and no bathroom? Not […]

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The Beginning and End of Crib Season

I snagged my son’s crib off a listing on Craigslist. It was an Ikea one, simple but sturdy, and came with the mattress. All for $40. I stood in the Craigslist stranger’s garage, surrounded by other outgrown baby gear and two kids who rode their bikes in and out without much regard for who was […]

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The Love Your Spouse Challenge: Real-Life Remix

You may remember the “love your spouse challenge” that was trending on Facebook at the end of the summer.  Maybe you participated in it or simply recall your newsfeed filled with photos of your friends with their spouses and sappy captions.  The challenge received lots of backlash on social media.  Despite the negativity surrounding the […]

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