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Importance of Mom Groups

When I first moved to (*insert small town here*) I was newly married with a 2-year-old and a baby on the way. I had just moved from a very large city and aside from my husband I knew absolutely no one in this little town. Additionally, I was in the beginning of making the transition… Continue reading Importance of Mom Groups

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Meal Planning and Staying on Budget (FREE PRINTABLE)

As a wife and mom, I am usually in charge of the wonderful (insert sarcasm) trips to Walmart for the family grocery shopping. While my husband is away at work I am in charge of paying bills and doing the grocery shopping; all while trying to save money where I can. I can’t count the… Continue reading Meal Planning and Staying on Budget (FREE PRINTABLE)

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Mental Health Awareness Month and Semicolons

Serious post alert: In honor of mental health awareness month, I’d like to share a little bit about one of my tattoos. But first…some facts. It is estimated that 1 in 5 adults will experience some form of mental illness in any given year. That’s 20% of all adults! That’s over 43 million people! In… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month and Semicolons

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Study Tips for Moms in School

Coffee, coffee, coffee Since going to the library usually isn’t an option; set aside 30 minutes – 1 hour before the kids wake up or after they go to bed to work on school Be realistic in your study goals. A 3 hour cram session is probably not going to happen. Aim for lots of… Continue reading Study Tips for Moms in School

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A weekend without kids…only cried once

This weekend I hit a mom milestone by dropping the kids off at grandma and grandpa’s house for a weekend alone with my husband. This was the first time we had ever left the 1 year old overnight with anyone. I was not too heartbroken about leaving the kids. Ok, I will admit I got… Continue reading A weekend without kids…only cried once

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Old lady at 26

I am a firm believer that moms (and parents in general) REALLY need to take up hobbies and have interests of their own, especially those that do not revolve around Disney Channel or Nick Jr.  Not only is it healthy mentally, but it gives you topics of conversation that do not revolve around baby poop,… Continue reading Old lady at 26

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Why I bought a two piece swimsuit

As the dreaded swim suit seasons creeps closer and closer, I am faced with the reality that I no longer have my tiny college physique. Long gone are the days of flat tummies and perky boobs. Instead they have been replaced with the “mom tummy” which slightly resembles stretched out gum. Before the new year… Continue reading Why I bought a two piece swimsuit

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Am I already failing?

So to reiterate that all parents suck at their job, these are the very real things that have happened in the hour that it has taken me to try and set up this blog. The toddler hit the baby in the face. Said baby nearly succeeded in falling out of his high chair (yes I… Continue reading Am I already failing?