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20 Things I Want My Children to Understand About Christmas

“What’s on your Christmas list this year?” It’s a question that I have heard regularly all month long. I’ve been asked by my husband, my parents, my friends and colleagues. I’ve asked the same question to my husband, our daughter, my parents, my brother, my in-laws, our nieces and nephews, our friends, and my colleagues. […]

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Making Magic Easy – Elf Donuts and Reindeer Food

The MAGIC of the holidays… what does that even mean?  Maybe you’re one of those people who loves to go above and beyond when it comes to making Christmas magical. Maybe you’re just trying to find easy, cheap ways to keep your kids entertained indoors. Maybe Hopefully, you are just focusing on creating memories. Either way, you’re […]

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I Don’t Know What I’m Doing

If you wanted to excel at something (say, crocheting for example), what would you do? First, there is the theory of crocheting. You’d probably start by picking up some beginning crocheting books/magazines, following a couple blogs, and watching You Tube videos to get a basic understanding of what crocheting is and how it’s done. After […]

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This was our reality, even though I am well educated on SIDS prevention.

Safe Sleep: Merging Research With Real Life

“When you get home with baby, make sure you’re following the ABC’s of safe sleep for SIDS prevention.  Alone, on their Back, in their Crib.”  I have recited that sentence countless times in the last three years as an inpatient pediatric and postpartum nurse.  I usually add to the easy-to-remember ABC’s a few other sound […]

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Having Patience and Faith While Waiting to Adopt

There are moments in life that require patience. Things like standing in a long line at a store during the holiday season or keeping your child entertained while at a very busy drive-thru require you to stay composed. Then there are times where no amount of patience seems to be enough. Waiting for the arrival of a […]

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Am I a Good Enough Mom?

Over the summer my daughter said to me for the first time,”I want to be just like you, Mommy. I want to have a pink wallet and drive a silver car. I can run races and be a mommy just like you!” For a moment, I was taken aback. Rather than accepting that my daughter […]

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Halloween Magic: Homemade Butterfingers Recipe

It’s October, and things are getting intense. It’s that time of year where we are reminded how divided we really are as a culture. Most of us have strong opinions and we are likely not going to be swayed by anyone else. I’m somewhat embarrassed to find myself in the minority this time, begging to find […]

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