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LIFE AS MOM

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Natural Hangover Remedies

It’s not every day that I have a hangover. In fact I can’t really remember the last time I did- probably sometime before 2010 when I was pregnant with my daughter. We’ve never been in a situation with reliable childcare so sadly date nights don’t happen all that often for us and when we do […]

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Keep Valentines Day Healthy!

I must admit- Valentines Day is one of my least favorite holidays- one of the holidays that seem to be an excuse to give, and eat, a bunch of candy. Sure I love the underlying message of celebrating love and friendship but why exactly does that have to be tied to candy? And since it’s […]

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How an image on Facebook changed the way I Parent

I’m sure it’s happened to all of us- we take a scroll through Facebook and sometimes we see an image that speaks to us. If you’re a parent you’re probably bombarded with tons of parenting images and memes and ideas of different ways to parent, how to be gentle, things to do to help with […]

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Tips and Questions to ask on School Tours

Fall is here! That means temperatures are dropping, the smell of pumpkin flavored everything is in the air and trick or treaters will soon be making their way to your door. If you’ve decided that your child is going to go to private school next fall this is also the season of school tours and […]

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Make Halloween Healthier for Trick or Treaters!

When you think of Halloween, the first thing that probably pops into your head is candy. Many of us don’t bat an eye at giving out cheap Halloween candy until we have children and realize that we don’t want our kids eating the stuff that we usually give out. With so many food allergies in […]

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My Crunchy First Aid Kit – for my purse!

When Annabelle was a baby I always carried around a diaper bag packed with anything and everything. As she’s gotten older the diaper bag has disappeared as we’ve needed fewer, and fewer things (I’ve learned the hard way to always keep an extra change of clothes in the car because you just never know when […]

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Cleaning Sticky Fingerprints Naturally

What could be more fun than having a child that LOVES to put their sticky little fingers all over your stainless steel refrigerator? I mean after all it’s like a work of art right? We spend time tracing their little hands, dipping them in paint to capture their absolute perfection but when it comes to […]

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Be the Ultimate Role Model

A parents we’re the first, and most important, role models for our children. It’s easy to forget but our kids are always watching us, listening, and then modeling our behavior. Your self-talk can become their self-talk so always be kind to yourself because at the end of the day you want your child to love […]

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Mommy and Daughter Facials!

Let me start by saying that in no way, shape or form do I think that children need ‘beauty treatments’ or facials. However, having a 4 year old daughter I do know that little girls like to do what mommy does. On the rare occasion that I put on nail polish Annabelle wants it too, when […]

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