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ALettertoAdrienne

1 Year Ago Today: The Aftermath of a Traumatic Pregnancy Experience

Dear Adrienne, Thanksgiving to me is almost as big of a milestone as your upcoming first birthday. It’s the beginning of your birth story. It’s also the beginning of when I thought I might lose you. This is why I have been more anxious as your mom than I was the first time around, even […]

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Making a Memory Jar

A few years ago I came across a blog post about making a “memory jar” or a “happiness jar.” I don’t remember where I came across the original post, but the idea stuck with me. I’ve been doing it for the last few years, and it’s brought me a lot of joy. So in the […]

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Holiday Bucket List: Making Christmas Magical, Fun, and Organized

Scheduling is super important in my household.  My husband’s work schedule varies with nights and weekends, so in order for us to get errands run and make time for family fun, date nights, and more, we schedule things out to keep this mama sane and to be sure we actually leave the house for more […]

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Easy Scrapbooking for the Busy Mom

I started scrapbooking in high school when the scrapbooks were big and bulky with gray pages and a shoelace-type string to hold it all together. (Am I dating myself here?!?) Nowhere did we see the phrases “acid-free,” “lignin-free,” “archival-quality,” or “photo-safe.” We used glue (or even rubber cement!) to put–gasp!–newspaper clippings right into those scrapbooks! […]

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