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10 Reasons You Aren’t Losing the Baby Weight

I did something stupid the other day. Maybe I was riding high after working out for 30 minutes without dry-heaving. Maybe I was having a stroke. Whatever the reason, I retrieved the scale from the depths of the bathroom closet and stepped on it. “What the ($*@! Is that a phone number? No way do I weigh that much!” Except I do. Yes ma’ams and sirs, I most definitely do. There’s a lot of pressure to bounce back after having a baby. If I’m being honest, it’s not even a bounce, it’s a Serena Williams death serve. I’ve done some soul-searching though, and I… Read More...

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Slenderman: HBO Breathing New Life Into Terrible Tragedy

In September 2014, just 15 miles from my home in Waukesha, Wisconsin, a poor girl was stabbed 19 times by two classmates.  All in the name of Slenderman, a fictional character brought to life online.  Now, just over a year later, HBO has created a documentary on the events. A screening was held on March 11, 2016 at SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.   According to SXSW: BEWARE THE SLENDERMAN tells the story of the internet’s elusive Boogeyman and two 12-year-old girls who would kill for him. Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier lured their best friend into the woods, stabbed… Read More...

Statement Necklace- 9 Must Have Pieces For Any Occasion

Statement Necklace: 9 Must Have Pieces For Any Occasion

Nothing makes an outfit like a great piece of jewelry.  And nothing says that piece of jewelry needs to be expensive.  For all of my jewelry, I usually head over to Etsy.  There are some great, one-of-a-kind finds that make any outfit pop.  The easiest?  Statement necklaces of course.  Check out our latest finds you’ll want to have in your possession. 1. Gold & Pearls – $139.00 2. Hexagon Honeycomb – $34.00 3. Agate/Crystal Necklace – $30.00 4. Floral – $35.00 5. Chunky Pearls – $348.00 6. Abstract Wood – $33.00  7. Crystal Teardrop – $38.00 (and up) 8. Warrior… Read More...

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Making The Transition From Baby To Toddler

As Jessica said in her post, it all goes by so fast. It’s hard to believe my baby girl is over a year now.  She’s crawling and well on her way to walking.  She loves trying new foods and is always interested in what we’re doing.  It makes me think back and wonder; what happened to my little baby.   You know, the little bundle that only looked around and cried when she needed something.  Back when you only had a few choices.  She was either hungry, sleepy or had a dirty diaper.  Now, everything is different.  She’s 14 months… Read More...

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Moms: It Really Does Go By So Fast

Everyone tells you how fast the time goes. “Enjoy each moment… It goes by so fast.” For me, it sure did. My pregnancy was pretty smooth, at least until the last 8 weeks or so when I got the flu, broke ribs from coughing, and then ended up in premature labor at 33 weeks. Then I was pretty miserable and ready for the baby to show up, so of course time started to drag… But prior to that, it honestly seemed to fly by. 9 months, gone in a blink. And then when the baby arrived… Those first few weeks… Read More...

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Cotton Reel Kids – Quintessential British Clobber For Cool Kids

I am rather proud to say, that one of my good friends is a very talented and clever lady. She goes by the name of Liz Gaule and she’s the founder of a fabulous children’s clothing company called ‘Cotton Reel Kids’. Not only is she the founder, but she’s also the sole creator and designer of all the unique ‘Cotton Reel Kids’ items.   Now, she hasn’t always been a super seamstress. In fact, she originally trained as a PE (Sports) teacher and taught for 15 years within schools in the UK. During this time, she also became a mum… Read More...

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34 Things You’ll Relate To If You Have Children

If You Have a Daughter, You Most Likely… Know all names of all the Pretty Ponies, Disney Princesses’ Palace Pets, Disney’s Fairies (even that difficult one – Vidia). You’ve gotten the response, “raindrops, snow, and honey” upon asking her what fairies eat. Curse at Disney for giving Princess Aurora’s pink kitty two names, Beauty and Dreamy, a marketing ploy that has wreaked havoc in your household. Are told about every inner working of her classroom, including the behavior charts for every student. Spent an entire day crafting; you’ve handed out homemade cards to every friend, family member, teacher, classmate, and… Read More...

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The First Time Away Is The Hardest

I’ve been away from my daughter before.  She’s just over a year, and I’ve been away from her less times than I can count on my fingers.  But tonight here I sit, alone, and heartbroken knowing my daughter is so far away.  So why is tonight different than the others?  Tonight is the first time I’ve been away from my daughter, and my husband at the same time.  I might not say it often to him, but he’s my rock.  Not only does he keep me grounded but he helps me keep it together.  If I wavered at my decision… Read More...

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On Becoming a Work-From-Home-Mom

18 hours per week. My youngest is in preschool for 18 hr/wk. Max. Usually less if there’s an illness, holiday, vacation, half-day, teacher-in-service, field trip, homeroom party, or another activity that I like to be involved with at the school. I’m trying to launch a second career with 18 hours max potential kid-free time. I’ve been thinking lately of putting it on hold until all my children are in school next year every day until 2:45PM. How can I re-enter the work force on this sort of schedule? It’s insanity. I should be drinking coffee with a friend, having my nails done, buying… Read More...

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Bringing Sexy Back, Quickly

I used to rock the hell out of sexy, I swear. But for me these days the thought of Valentine’s Day conjures up feelings of stress as I wonder where sexy has even gone. Call it having three kids, a husband who travels on a weekly basis, and zero time to spend on myself. Your issues might be different than mine but I know you get the gist. As a busy mom, I don’t have time to primp and preen or put any thought into the holiday like I once did. I find myself wondering – Can I really bring… Read More...