There is one topic that I can never seem to relate to other moms on. Anytime another mom complains or jokes about her constantly messy home, I feel like an outcast. As the other moms laugh and nod in...
I know some things just need to be let go of.   Things that seemed like a good idea at the time but were really just dumb.   Letting children lay in the back window of the car while cruising down the highway...
Holidays can be challenging for a food allergy family like ours, as many of our societal holidays and gatherings are structured around food! I'm sure if you think back to your childhood and choose a special day celebrated in your...
Do you smell the smoke from the fireworks? Can you taste the food from the backyard barbecues? Can you hear the laughter of children splashing in the pools? That can only mean one thing, the 4th of July is upon us! As a...
If you're anything like me, it feels like 10% of your day is spent playing and connecting with your kids, and the remaining 90% is spent cleaning up the mess after your moment of fun. I'm a stay at home...
My kids love dirt. Anything messy, muddy, sticky, wet, wild chaos, they love it. And I let them. I very rarely say no to making messes. Which is probably why they like it so much - because I’ve always been pretty open...
Years ago I would have described myself as a frequent reader.  Before college and graduate school sucked the reading for pleasure joy out of me, and before books about little blue trucks, curious monkeys, and hungry caterpillars took over...
I’m a certified personal trainer (cPT), and I’d like to say, you are not obligated to profess your exercise or nutrition habits to me in casual conversation or upon first meeting me and hearing what I do for a...
One of the activities my husband and the guys in his family like to do every year is camping. They try to go in spring and fall each year and they bring the potty-trained kids with them. So far,...
I'm a horticulturist by trade, so my kids get to live around all kinds of plants, both usual and unusual. We only have about a 1/10 acre yard, but we grow a lot of plants! If you ever need...
Hi. My name is Lauren, and I am married to a coach. Specifically football and slow-pitch softball. Two sports that I know very little about. Well...technically I know very little about most sports. I'm not exactly what you would call...
I hope you didn't click on this expecting a skinny girl in Spandex to show you how to change the tire on a bicycle. If that's what you're looking for, this ain't it, Sis. This is just a little...

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