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Mom Hack: Finding The Best Place For One-Stop Shopping

September 18, 2018

Thank you BJ’s Wholesale Club for sponsoring this post. If you have kids and you don’t buy in bulk, are you even momming? I kid, I kid. But, seriously- it’s Fall, which is undoubtedly our busiest time of year, and I have about a million things on my agenda on any given day. Shopping for necessities should be the last thing to cause a headache. Am I right? Not only that, but I just finished potty training Charlie, which means…

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Is Early Education REALLY Important? Here’s What I Think.

September 13, 2018

Since my oldest is a third grader, I have had a few years of experience with Early Childhood Education. Actually, Grayson was in some form of formal childcare setting since he was only six months old. When Grayson was tiny, I worked full time. It wasn’t even an option to do anything else. He always did well with the structure and organized curriculum of a school setting. I truly believe it helped him to thrive. Charlie and Lincoln have been…

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Learn How To Ditch The Mom Guilt (From A Mediocre Mom)

August 27, 2018

When expecting my first child, I got a lot of advice. Expectant moms are basically flashing red targets for advice, both welcomed and unsolicited. Other, more seasoned mothers have all the tips for sleep training, feeding, and discipline- always accompanied by their own personal anecdotes. The nuggets of wisdom are usually wrapped up in a neat little package of smiles and hope. Naturally, people want to be encouraging and positive. Who wants to put any focus on the rough parts?…

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How To Find Quality Child Care in Georgia

July 16, 2018

This post is sponsored by GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I blinked and the summer is almost over, at least here in Georgia. When I say almost over, I mean we only have a little less than a month before our county’s school is back in session! Grayson is starting third grade, but Charlie is turning three and in desperate need of child care, specifically: early preschool. (Let’s be…

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When You Know Better, Do Better: Why We “Turn After Two”

July 3, 2018

This conversation is sponsored by Chicco. As always, all opinions are mine. If you are a parent and have hung around social media very long, you have probably seen the ever-popular car seat debate. It’s one of the hot parenting topics that come up in discussion threads fairly regularly on the good ‘ole internet, especially “turn after two”. It’s also a topic that tends to bring out some passionate opinions. There are usually two sides to the argument. There are…

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Forgetting The Unforgettable: The Fog Of The First Year

June 25, 2018

This post was sponsored by Just Born. However, all opinions are mine. You might have heard new moms talk about the fog of having a new baby. Between sleep deprivation, stress, and everything else that comes with a major life adjustment… infancy can become a blur. The inconvenient truth of that “new mom fog” is that it’s happening at a time when some of the most valuable memories are being made.…

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How To Do An Outdoor “Drive-In” Movie Night

June 22, 2018

If you have ever wondered how to do an outdoor drive-in movie night for your kids- look no further! We had been waiting on the perfect night to do an outdoor “drive-in” movie, and it finally got nice enough in Atlanta to do it! What do I mean, by outdoor drive-in movie?! Just that! You can turn your backyard into the ultimate summer movie night with just a few things that you probably have in your house. There are lots…

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How To Deal With Your Kid’s Snack Attacks This Summer

June 7, 2018

This post is sponsored by Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP. All opinions are mine. I know for a fact that I am not alone when it comes to having kids that are constantly hungry. If you are anything like me, you are tired of the constant snack requests and having to tell your kids what they can eat. Here’s a snippet of a typical afternoon at my house:…

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Practical Tips For Surviving Sleep Regressions

May 28, 2018

This post is sponsored by Carter’s. All opinions are mine. Can I be real for a second? Two under three is insanity. It’s insane for many reasons (that I should probably vent about), not the least of which being their current SLEEP patterns. With an infant and a toddler, it seems a little bit like someone is constantly in a sleep regression of some sort. Regression is a nice word. My kids are practically rebuking sleep or any type of…

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How To Turn “Screen Time” Into Family Time

May 10, 2018

This post is sponsored by Amazon. Is it just me, or does screen time get a bad rap? In the land of social media and parenting wars, it seems like the very topic of devices and the how they are used can be very controversial. I have to say, we are a “screen friendly” home. No, I don’t let screens parent my kids (all the time, anyway… half kidding…). However, I do believe that all screen time isn’t negative and…

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Must Pack Items For Your Shared Diaper Bag

March 7, 2018
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This post is sponsored by Boudreaux’s Butt Paste®. #ad With two babies still in diapers and only twenty-three months apart, a shared diaper bag became something that I had to figure out quickly. It takes tremendous skill and talent to pack a diaper bag, you guys. There’s a fine line between WAY too much stuff and being caught with not enough supplies in a baby crisis. A couple of years ago, I talked about my diaper bag for just Charlie…

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The Last First Time: An Ode To The Third Baby

February 24, 2018
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This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. If you have been around me for any significant amount of time lately, you might have heard me talk about the mixed emotions that come when your LAST-born is whipping through the milestones. Watching the youngest and last baby seem to fly through the first year is both beautiful and bittersweet.…

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