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Make a Donation in Honor of Mother’s Day

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Mother's Day is here (not that any of us moms have forgotten!) and while I'm 100% in favor of a long nap and a gift card for a house cleaning service, I've also compiled...

Pausing a Dream for Motherhood

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I don't think I can remember a time when I wasn't yearning for South America. Ever since I was young, I knew I'd end up there someday. I'm not even really sure I knew...

Where to Eat in Waco this Spring

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There's no doubt that our wonderful little town is growing! We've got so many new businesses opening up and expanding and it just means more fun for the whole family! Here are a few new...

An Open Letter to Moms of Tweens

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Such a weird word. Tween. And such an new and strange and important time. A tween, or preteen, is defined as the age between a child and a teenager, specifically the ages 9-12. Kids...

Fighting Maternity Leave

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Each time a new mom comes back to work after having a baby, I'm reminded of the day my first maternity leave ended. I remember how I sent my 5 week old to daycare...

Mom Goals for 2018

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  The New Year is quickly approaching! December is coming to an end and holiday festivities are winding down and pretty soon we'll have a fresh start for "resolutions" or "promises" for 2018. So, let's take...

Why I’d Be Forever Satisfied As A #Boymom

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    When I pictured myself starting a family, I don’t think I necessarily pictured myself having two boys back to back. When I was pregnant with my first child, I just knew I was having...

A Quick Look at What to Expect with Daycare

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Finding the right daycare can be pretty stressful, especially for first time moms of tiny babies. Aside from the logistics of deciding between a private home-based daycare or a larger daycare center, you've got...

Dear Mom in Survival Mode

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    Take a breath with me for a second. Go ahead. Inhale. Exhale. Let some stress fall off your shoulders and take in some peace for yourself. Sit in your car in the parking lot...

The Social Media Mommy Support Group: Balancing the Life Savers and Sanctimommies

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The Social Media Mommy Support Group: Balancing the Life Savers and Sanctimommies It starts out as a hobby. You join one or two groups for moms interested in Jamberry or Plexus, just to get some...