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Tips To Conquering The Threenager Years: Part 1

I am the proud mother of a wonderful loving threenager. What’s that you say?  Oh, well let me inform you. A threenager is basically a living Sour Patch kid.  One minute, they are laying on the concrete screaming and next playing happily with their siblings.  They are demanding crustless bread and skinless apples in fun shapes, […] Read more…

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The 5 Levels Of A Toddler Meltdown

  Emotionally speaking, toddlers make 13-year-old girls seem like rock-solid titans of reason.  My own 3-year-old has been “set off” by something as seemingly not-big-deal-ish as finishing her sucker, her shoes being too “match-y” and – my personal favorite – her blanket lovey not being smelly enough. I am now knee-deep in my 3rd toddler, with a 4th […] Read more…

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The BEST Smashed Cauliflower

Do you shop at Publix? Well, I don’t mean to be free advertisement here, but you should.  Besides the fact that they are the cleanest store you could ever go to, with incredible customer service, they also have hired sweet old grandmothers to come in twice a week and basically cook an entire meal to […] Read more…

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Fun Ways To Get A Little Boy To Read

I am in a new phase with my first-born, Rudy. And like every new phase that he goes through, I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I’M DOING.  Poor first-borns…they get all of our parenting “firsts” while we get all of their precious ones. The new phase that we are in has to do with homeschooling.  I homeschool our […] Read more…

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Homemade [Organic] Popcorn in 2 Minutes

So, it’s Friday. And I don’t know about you, but I plan on hanging out with my hubby and watching a movie on the couch… with popcorn. I ate popcorn all the time growing up.  My dad loved it so much, that mom bought him an official movie popcorn maker when I was in kindergarten.  […] Read more…

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It’s Only A Mess

My eyes are going bad. What I mean is, not too long ago my eyes had only rose-colored vision for my precious children.  But now, it seems that I’m focusing less on them and more on, well, the mess. Now, instead of quickly grabbing the camera when I walk into a room and find one of the […] Read more…

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The Secret Needs Of Lonely People

It’s been three whole months. That doesn’t sound like much. Three months is only a trimester…the length of summer…how long I wait for a movie to arrive at Redbox. But for a lonely person, three months is overwhelming. Our cross-country move from my beloved Sweet Home Alabama to the rough and tough Lone Star State triggered […] Read more…

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Easy. Yummy. Corn Salad.

Have you been to the grocery story lately? Well, if you haven’t, let me inform you. Corn is basically a penny. In light of that, I’ll tell you a short story… Last weekend, while visiting my parents, my mom showed me a tasty dish she’d whipped up for supper.  Corn Salad. Well, to cut to the chase […] Read more…

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Silver Linings

Sometimes, life is simple.  And somewhat easy. Like when your kids are small and homebound.  Before life includes carpool and afternoon practices.  When most of your time is spent sitting on the floor with a little one and your day is planned around afternoon naps.  You may be tired because sleep is a tad erratic, but life […] Read more…

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