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Remember the Mess

I don't have the memories of my mother struggling. I want my girls to remember the insanity. The chaotic collection of all that we encountered together as a busy, sporadic family.

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Teaching Toddlers about Responsibility

Showing them how to be responsible for their surroundings and teaching them how to be responsible for their actions.

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Our Failed Daycare Experience

I don't want to leave any of you with the feeling that daycare needs to be avoided like the plague, nor do I personally take this potion. All of the signs were there in my case, for others that may or may not be the same, but either way there are very amazing child care services out there.

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Starting From Scratch After Struggling

Before my husband and I decided to create life, become a family and grow together as a unit we never really talked about all that comes with having a child. To be fair we didn't know were to start. Parenting is something that you learn as you go. We thought it was enough to read a few baby books, work, save, sleep then repeat.

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A Letter to the PPD Struggling Mama: Trust Yourself

"Am I ruining my kids? Will they remember all the times 'mommy lost her cool'? How can I ever explain to them that I didn't mean to sound rushed, exhausted and irritated.... I loved them, I wanted to sound like I loved them so much more than I do...!"

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Top 10 Must Have Products for Baby

Here are some of my absolute favorite "For Baby" products that I not only own and use myself but recommend to everyone, including family and friends.

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Preparing for Baby: How We Put Together Our Nursery for Less than $500

Some GREAT ideas for putting together a nursery on a budget!

Hello Brownlow

Preparing for your bun in the oven sounds very expensive and daunting. It gets even more expensive when friends and family tell you that they swear by this really random, not so cost effective item. What if there was a way you could put together your entire nursery for $500 or less?

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When we found out that we were pregnant for the second time (and this time it had stuck), we were thrilled beyond measure! and then stressed into infinity. How were we going to pay for this? What about hospital bills? Would I keep working? What about daycare? And DIAPERS!? So many diapers!

That’s probably every pregnant lady’s thought stream after that first ultrasound. It wasn’t that we didn’t have the money to spend on our pending addition. It was the fact that we knew just how expensive it could be to outfit and rig up a nursery to…

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“You gave up your career to stay at home with the kids?!” Here Is Why I Hate This Term

I am not "brave" for choosing to stay home, I simply chose a different way to parent. My career is still happening and I'm still a productive member of society.

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Welcome Home Mama: A Checklist for New Mothers

Not a self-care down there list, or a "Top 15 Things You Need For Baby!" but a simple, "Day to Day Now That You're Home." Something similar to a homeschooler's flexible lesson plans for the week.
I wanted to have a visual of all the things I needed in order to be as comfortable as possible, not just for my baby, but for my own sanity. 

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Six Easy Steps to Teach Your Early Learner the Basics of Language Arts

A Homeschool Mama's Cheat Sheet!