Taking Care Of Yourself In The Trenches: A Giveaway For A Momma’s Heart

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UPDATE! Winners have been selected! We will be in touch to help you claim your prize! Thank you to EVERYBODY who entered!  Evereve – Heidi Weaver Life Lived Beautifully – Tina Ter Horst Stella & Dot – Anne Rohe Holmberg Bosu Ball – Megan Litteken Lindsay Letters – Emily McDowell When I think about all of you out there who… 

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Bringing Your Sexy Back When You’re Married With Kids

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  Last weekend my husband and I had the opportunity to spend a couple days together without the kids. We try to do this a couple times a year, and each and every time we do it I’m reminded why it’s SO IMPORTANT. Having children has been hard on our marriage. It’s one of those… 

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Why I’m More Than “Just” A Stay-At-Home Mom

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The line on the questionnaire stared at me dauntingly. I was just about to have some much needed “me time” and before my facial/massage I had to fill out some paperwork. The line read occupation with a simple black blank line to write in. How it made me feel took me completely by surprise. A… 

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12 Ways To Help Twin Parents In The First Year

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The other day I was watching my twin girls play together, and I found myself amazed that I actually made it this far. Emersyn and Mckinley are two years old now, and life is so much different than it was in the beginning. NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING could have prepared me for that first year… 

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CALIA By Carrie Underwood: Shorts & Tees!

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I mentioned last month that I was participating in a five month long program with CALIA by Carrie Underwood. I have to tell you, this is hands down one of my very favorite partnerships to date. In fact, I actually told Jake last week, that if he is ever looking to surprise me with something,… 

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Remaining Hopeful When Our Children Are Struggling

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I sit here today typing this with a full and grateful heart. This post has been on my mind for a very long time, but for one reason or another, I didn’t feel the timing was quite right. Now that I’m in the place I am today, I’m confident that I was supposed to hold… 

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Guilt-Free Puppy Chow

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About six months ago, my husband and I embarked on a journey together to pursue a healthy lifestyle. Prior to that, we’d been ordering take-out a few times a week, eating lots of carbs, and had dessert in some form almost every single night. Although we worked out on a regular basis, we weren’t really doing… 

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Being The Mom I Want To Be…Even When It Rains

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It was a long day yesterday. My little one wouldn’t nap. She was over tired and restless. It was also storming all day, so our normal long walk before nap time to get her calmed down was out. We both had a heavy dose of cabin fever and I was counting down the hours until… 

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Remembering Why I’m A Stay At Home Mom

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This morning I took my kids to the beach. This is a big deal for me, because there aren’t a lot of places outside of Target that I take them all by myself. The swimming pool is totally out. Even when my husband’s with me I’m a hot mess and nervous the entire time that… 

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When Motherhood Changes You… And Why It Might Not Be So Terrible

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I remember so clearly the first time I heard it. I was at a friend’s baby shower years ago – before I had any children of my own and being a mom was still just a dream of mine. The shower was beautiful – the cake, the decorations, the gifts, and most of all the… 

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