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6 months old puppy

Bringing Home Baby to Our Big Dog

Like many of you, our first baby was a fur baby. And we were in love. So when we got pregnant with our son, I was a bit apprehensive. Would our human baby like our fur baby? And vice versa? There were a lot of other voices that chimed into the conversation as well. Friends […]

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Twin Mama, Plus One

My favorite shirt says “twin mama plus one.”  When my daughter was four-and-a-half-years-old, we welcomed twin boys into our family. I wouldn’t change a thing about how our family was completed, but overnight our lives went from manageable to chaos the moment we became outnumbered. The plus one part of parenting multiples makes things a […]

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Over time, this view became commonplace (craziness!)!

Lucky and Thankful

Isn’t it amazing how we become so used to things in our everyday life? If you’re like me, you probably go through the day from one scheduled commitment to the next, but don’t really take the time to appreciate the things that happen or exist along the way to make it all possible.  Years ago, […]

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How to Take on Life

How to Take on Life

Listen, we have all done it. I mean, we are all moms here, right? You look at that fancy mom, you know the one…hair fixed, makeup on, perfectly dressed children who would never dare to spit up on her, and she looks like she has it all under control and we think to ourselves, “How […]

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BEGIN WITH BOOKS: Our Local Literacy Heroes

BEGIN WITH BOOKS: Our Local Literacy Heroes

On this day, Read Across America Day, we usually celebrate authors like Dr. Seuss (whose birthday was the choice for the annual reading celebration). Today, however, I would like to celebrate a different type of literacy hero, but first here is a little background. Many of your preschool-aged children might be receiving books from BEGIN […]

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