Couple walking in spring

Putting first things first—where are you on the list?

When I picture today’s mom, I see a woman juggling while riding a bicycle on a high-wire. Add the role of being a wife, and picture this same image, but with the high-wire suspended over a lion’s cage. Motherhood today is anything but simple. I doubt I need to tell you that marriage is the (read more…)

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Q & A Tuesday: Cloth or disposable?

If you follow me on Twitter, you might have noticed an ongoing discussion we’ve had about cloth diapering. I’ve got a post in the works about this (sometimes) heated topic among parents, along with some reviews from those of you who cloth diaper your little ones.  So here’s today’s question: Do you use cloth or (read more…)

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Relinquish your power on the things that don’t matter

Photo by Wayne Silver I don’t share many parenting tips here, mostly because I don’t have a lot.  I’ll venture into pantry organization or budgeting – but raising up the next generation?  Now that’s territory in which I feel rather unqualified to write. That said – I do have a few tricks up my sleeve.  (read more…)

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Winter week of giveaways!

Thanks to everyone for a great Week of Giveaways.  If you won, you’ve been contacted, so please check your spam box if you haven’t heard from me yet.  Your name is also at the beginning of each giveaway post. Altogether, there were almost 8,000 entries for everything, so please don’t despair if you didn’t win.  (read more…)

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Treat your family to chocolatey goodness

This giveaway is now closed. The winners are Alison (Dog Mom), Brenda, and Deb D – congratulations! The final giveaway of the weeklong extravaganza is just a bit of fun.  Most of us grew up with Little Debbie snacks in our lunchbox.  I remember it being a special treat to get one of those Oatmeal (read more…)

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