When Dad’s In Charge

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In case you don’t follow me on Facebook, I wanted to let you know that I was over on Twin Cities Moms Blog yesterday sharing what it looks like when my husband takes care of the kids. It looks just a LITTLE different. Sometimes his way of doing things kind of annoys me, but I’m trying… 

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Why You Don’t Need To Clean Before Inviting Me Over

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Last week I had my good friend and her boys over for a play date. What I love about getting together with her is that there’s freedom to be real. I didn’t race around my house minutes before she came to make it look presentable. I didn’t attempt to create the allusion that I had… 

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To The Mom Battling Postpartum Depression

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The past week my heart has been heavy for anyone dealing with postpartum depression. I’ve thought more than once, “I need to write a post with where I’m at in my journey. If I’m battling, I bet others are.” And I still will soon. But my husband was gone on business, I was alone with… 

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Lillie’s Lovelies Review & Giveaway

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UPDATE: Winners of the giveaway are Amy Holter and Sara Percifull! Thank you to all who entered! One thing I love about blogging is the chance it gives me to meet women across the country and world who are just like me, making their way through the trenches of motherhood. I love that being mommies gives… 

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Having Kids Close In Age: You Won’t Regret It

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We went out to dinner with some friends a while back and one of the first things they asked us was, “So, do you get stared at ALL the time when you’re out with your kids?” My first thought was, “Why?” Then I remembered that we aren’t normal. I gave birth to four kids within three… 

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Young Living Essential Oils Review & Giveaway

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Update: Winner of the giveaway is Stacy Welch! Thank you to everyone who entered!  Lately it seems like I’ve been hearing about essential oils pop up all over the place in conversations and social media. I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve always been a little skeptical. I’m not a super “natural” or “green”… 

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You Asked: How I Structure My Days As A Stay-At-Home Mom

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I’m often asked what our days look like around here. Well, that’s a great question. We’ve been adding new members to our family for the past three years, and I feel like it ebbs and flows with each season we’re in. Sometimes we’re in survival mode, and other times it feels like there’s a rhythm… 

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When My Three Year Old Came Home For The Holidays

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  The other night I had the rare opportunity to go to Target by myself. When I got in the car, I unplugged the DVD player that had been playing “Meet The Letters” for the last month straight. Peace. And. Quiet. A 10 minute car ride to think about whatever I wanted. Unlike most trips, when I… 

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When You Feel Like This During Christmas

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Christmas is NEXT WEEK. Some of us are totally ready for it. Our gifts are wrapped and under the tree. Our menus are planned, our fridges are stocked with food, and our Christmas cards were mailed out the day after Thanksgiving. Others of us still have presents to purchase, wrap, AND mail out. We haven’t thought much… 

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Family Christmas Traditions With The Help Of Macy’s

One of my favorite things about having little ones is how it gives me the chance to see the world through their eyes. This time of year, seeing their excitement for the Christmas season has a way of bringing the magic back into the holidays. It reminds me of all the great memories from my own childhood. Every year… 

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