Making Memories Not Messes

Making Memories Not Messes

When I look around my house, I breath in the clutter. I take in the puzzle pieces covering my dusty hard wood floors. The cast of Paw Patrol napping on the couch. This mis-matched doll outfits thrown across the rug. The big bright yellow tractors that are hauling random plastic play food to market. I see the sprinkling of glitter and now dried glue covering my kitchen table, and small bits of play dough on the floor beneath.  I breath it in, I smile. What I see are memories, not messes.

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Motherhood Fear: Will I Be Enough


Motherhood Fear_ Will I Be Enough

I remember that moment like it was yesterday. I sat there, my phone in one hand, my other hand resting on my 37-week round belly. It had come time to make this call, it had been coming for a while but I had been putting it off. There was no putting it off anymore, this baby was coming soon and I had had to make the call.

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Easter Baskets Ideas For Kids: Filled With Summer Time Fun


Fun [Non-Candy] Easter Baskets Ideas For Kids2
We have a family tradition for our Easter baskets. Every year I put the same items in our kid’s Easter baskets. Simple items that we can use all spring and summer. Rather than filling them full of candy and toys that will clutter up the playroom floor in the weeks following. Here is what I include in the Easter baskets every year.

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Five Things I Never Thought I Would Have To Say Out Loud

Five things I never thought I would have to say out loud
I smile when I think to my pre-kid self. I would roll my eyes at ‘those moms’ I would see in public, promising myself I would never be that kind of mom. Gosh, they looked like a hot mess! Why don’t they have their act together, and control those kids? Even if you’re the best mom in the world you find yourself saying things, repeatedly, every day that you never thought that you have to say in your life time. Some days things come out of my mouth and I question why I have to say them out loud. Let alone multiple times a day.
If you’re a mom who has ever stuck your face up to your baby’s butt and have taken in a big sniff, I guarantee you that you have said these things too!

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Six Things Pinterest Never Told You About Having A Baby

Six Things Pinterest Never Told You About Having A Baby


The minute that stick turns blue we hit Pinterest, HARD! We look at dream nurseries, list of foods to eat and not eat, and what to pack in your hospital bag. However, there is nothing out there that will tell you how you will feel after that baby arrives.

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