ON MOTHERHOOD

Every so often since I became a mother I wish I had a time machine so I could go back in time and live life free and easy again, just for a minute. It’s on the days that are filled with watermelon stains on the brand new upholstered bar stools and bubble mixture pooling on the living room carpet. Those days where the time out flag has been waved far too regularly, where the whining continues even after what feels like a hundred reminders about the use of a nice voice. Sometimes motherhood leaves me flopping around on the shore of life, gasping for air. And then…

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TODDLER GIRL CAPSULE WARDROBE: Fall/Back to School

1. “Stay True” Tee  2. Green Eyelet Tee  3. Leopard Thermal Top  4. White Eyelet Tee  5. Peace Sign Tee  6. Pink and Gray Heart Sweatshirt  7. Gray Pattern Sweater  8. Light Wash Denim Jacket  9. Sequined Cardigan  10. Hair Elastics  11. Tulle Skirt with Sequins  12. Peppermint Stick A Line Skirt  13. Floral Belted Sweatshirt Dress  14. Light Wash Jeans   15. Gray Joggers  16. Pink Parka  17. Converse CTAS Low Tops  18. Hot Pink Sweatshirt Dress  19. Black Classic Hunter Boots 20. Green Peplum Anorak

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FAVORITE SERIES BOOKS FOR PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN

Preschoolers and kindergarteners love to read predictable books and about a character that they can read more about in other books. They love the repetition and familiarity. Here is a list of twenty books that are common favorites amongst preschool and kindergarten age children (including my almost-three-year-old daughter!) that are sure to get your budding reader hooked on the whole series.

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BLOGGING WITH PURPOSE

So I’ve been at this blogging thing for a short while now (although I’m not exactly on top of it at the moment with a new baby in the house-go figure), and I’m still trying to find my footing. What exactly is my niche? What do I feel truly compelled to write about? Just what IS my purpose for writing? Who is my audience and do I even feel ready to open myself up to this level of sharing?

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SURVIVING THE FIRST WEEKS WITH A NEWBORN

Boy, oh, boy! Nothing can prepare you for those first weeks with a newborn! Even though this is NOT my first rodeo, the dynamics have totally changed this go-round having a toddler at home. Sleepless night after sleepless night, survival is most definitely the name of the game. The first eight weeks with a new baby are definitely the hardest in my mind. Here are some tips on how to make it through this beautiful, but exhausting, time!

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