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20 Questions: 6 Years Old

20 Questions: 6 Years Old

(birthday sign at school) For the last few years I’ve been asking Tracen the same questions on his birthday and today, today he turns 6. So here we are, once again, wondering where the time…

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Sharing a Room

Sharing a Room

When Tracen turned 2 we specifically got him bunk beds as his new big boy bed. I was pregnant with Skylor and knew I wanted them to share a room one day. I use to…

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids

Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids

This will be our 6th Christmas as parents and it’s totally different as a parent than as a kid but honestly, just as fun if not better as an adult! I don’t think my 10…

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10 Things to Do While Your Toddler Takes a Bath

10 Things to Do While Your Toddler Takes a Bath

| picture from last year| Last night I was sitting in the bathroom on the little wooden bench I always sit on when the kids take a bath. I grabbed my phone and started making…

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First Day of Kindergarten

First Day of Kindergarten

Which one of these two kids started Kindergarten today? In case you weren’t sure, that’s Jerek on the left! His mom sent him that photo this morning after seeing Tracen’s online, how nuts is it?!…

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5 Tips to Eating Out with Kids

5 Tips to Eating Out with Kids

Last night we decided to ditch the meal we had planned and grab some patio beers and dinner to enjoy what is left of this fabulous Michigan summer. I hear it all the time, how…

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Happy Third Birthday, Skylor!

Happy Third Birthday, Skylor!

Three years ago I waddled into the labor and delivery room at 8pm, praying I was over 5cm dilated. I had been walking around at 4cm for two weeks and taking care of a toddler…

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To the parents the night before you have your first baby

To the parents the night before you have your first baby

Today one of my best friends from college is bringing her son into this world! She’s jumped through numerous hurdles and surgeries to get to this point, one she’s dreamed about. Every time I talk…

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Motherhood and Friendships

Motherhood and Friendships

High school is different than college and college is different than parenthood. Acquaintances are nice to have but friends are even better.  I’ve had a wide range of friends in my life for as long…

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Motherhood is Hard

Motherhood is Hard

The lines of motherhood are often blurred between am I a good mom or am I not good enough. I’ve found that I often question myself based on things I say or how I react…

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