Category Archives: Family

Puppies vs. Babies — the ultimate in cuteness face-off

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Puppies vs. Babies for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Whose cuteness meter is over the top? Will team Puppy or team Baby prevail? It’s hard to resist the … Continue reading

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To My Subscribers…

I have had some major technical difficulties this week and have a new subscription service. I hope that those of you who have subscribed in the past will continue to and please sign up (again) to receive my posts.  I really, … Continue reading

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Biz e-Friday Countdown 3.25.11

The Biz e-Friday Countdown recaps the highlights of the week in the parenting blogosphere. If you didn’t have time to read them all yourself, you’ve come to the right place! 5. Mint (by Stephanie Taylor Christensen) One mother, blogger and … Continue reading

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I Can’t Remember the Last Time I Wasn’t at Least Kind of Tired

Remember the days before you had kids?  You would come home from work, change clothes and hit the gym. Or, maybe you got a run in earlier that morning, so you indulged in a little happy hour after work with … Continue reading

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Is This Spring Fever or a Margarita Hangover?

There is just something about coming off a winter thaw that gets people in the Midwest jazzed up. Mix a little sun, a change in daylight savings time and some flowers blooming together, and all the corn-fed white boys are … Continue reading

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10 Ways Social Media Has Changed Parenting

For better or worse, social media has changed the way we parent. You may not have been able to get a conversation out of your teenager at dinner, but if you check their Facebook page, you can find out if … Continue reading

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On the anniversary of my dad’s death

A friend left me a message today.  She wanted to let me know that she was thinking of me on the anniversary of my dad’s death. Do you know that I almost had forgotten? I didn’t make mention of it … Continue reading

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All You Need Is Love

Sometimes the universe gives you signs.  You may not always notice them, but they are there. This morning, while looking outside my kitchen window, I saw this sign: When I saw this shadow, it reminded me of a heart. I … Continue reading

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Biz e-Friday Countdown 3.18.11

Now that all the green beer is gone and I go back to life as a boring, multi-culturally (perhaps Irish mix) American, the mom blog world as we know it goes on.  In the event your St. Patty’s Day parties took precedent over … Continue reading

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The K.I.S.S. of Death

In junior high school, I learned a phrase from my English teacher that conveyed the value of simplicity: Keep it Simple, Stupid (K.I.S.S.).  Keep your message short, direct, and to-the-point if you want others to understand.  To support, the K.I.S.S. … Continue reading

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