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I was just a few months shy of having my first baby when I stumbled upon swaddle blankets as a “must-have” item for my baby registry. For me, swaddling had been a totally new concept but the reasoning seemed...
Anyone else ever wonder if their kids conspire against them at night before it's time to go to sleep? Not sure what I'm talking about? Well, I imagine it goes down something a little like this: Kid 1: Hey, sis!...
I love spring! Besides being an Aries and obsessed with my birthday, my favorite part as a kid was our family Easter egg hunt. They were creative and magical! Looking back, I see all the work my mom put...
Dear Firstborn, Can you believe you're about to be a big brother times TWO?! Time has flown by at warp speed since I was awaiting your arrival. I read and researched as much as any new mom possibly could before...
Having my kids close together was both a blessing and a curse. I remember thinking while I was pregnant that the only thing I really wanted when my babies were born was that they become great sleepers. I am...
I’m terrified I’ll forget everything. I stare at the video. A 10-month-old clings to his mother’s leg. Every step she takes leaves the baby in uncontrollable laughter causing the mother to laugh, causing the person recording the video to laugh....
Oh, laundry. My arch-nemesis. We meet again. Okay, it isn’t the actual laundry that bothers me. If the clothes didn’t need to be folded and put away, I suspect laundry and I would get along quite well. Except for the...
It's not just green beer anymore. We are moms, so let’s hear it for March 17th and discover some amazing St. Patrick's Day ideas for kids to do on this magical day. Did you know St. Patrick’s Day is...
Right now, in the middle of winter and a pandemic, I'm sure we are all looking for ways to keep our kids engaged while indoors. One of the best ways that I have found to entertain my little one,...
I turn 40 this month and, as I approach this mid-life milestone,  I am reflecting on where I have been and where I would like to go.  I am working to begin each day with gratitude and intention. So...
When COVID lockdown started in March of 2020, managing an 8-month-old while working from home seemed like a breeze. Spring was starting to pop up in Indianapolis, and the cabin fever felt so….temporary. (I know, I’m laughing aloud at...
I’m not ok. It’s all I can think of as I peruse the Kindergarten registration forms. I am not ready to let go. A thousand “how’s” and “what if’s” run through my head. How do I stand there and...
My favorite place in my preschool classroom is always the art center. Whether we are painting, drawing, or sculpting, I love to create alongside my students. When we freely create together, we develop a stronger relationship. I am gifted...
Maybe she's picking up on the stress of the pandemic. Maybe it's because she's a second-born, with a domineering big sister forcing her to find ways to defend herself. Maybe it's the frustration of being unable to communicate all...

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Happy Donut Day! On the first Friday of June, we all scream for donuts in honor of this sweet holiday! Donut Day was first...
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