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5th Annual Mardi Gras Mambo Giveaway

Disclosure :: The Mardi Gras Mambo giveaway has been sponsored by the participating businesses below. Businesses paid a nominal fee to cover the time and resources it requires to effectively compile a post of this complexity, but all opinions expressed here are our own. 5th Annual Mardi Gras Mambo Giveaway King cakes, beads and marching bands are […]

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Parenting Approaches to Growing Self-Control

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by The Parenting Center. Growing Self-Control Self-control can seem elusive to parents who have spent time chasing young children in the park who aren’t ready to leave, scrubbed crayon marks off walls, and watched a toy launched across the room by a frustrated toddler. Many moms and dads can […]

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Dear Husband, I See You

Not so long ago we had a hard talk about me seeing right through you. I think it’s time I told you what I do see. I see you working long days teaching, coaching, and caring for other people’s children and then jumping right in to do the same for your own … even when […]

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The First Night in Our New House

My Little One, Tonight is the first night in our new house. The walls are bare, and the smell of fresh paint still lingers. The space echoes with emptiness because most of our things are still carefully packed away in boxes. My back aches with exhaustion because it’s been a day full of heavy lifting, […]

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Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is my birthday! I am 42 years old. 42 is my lucky number so this is going to be a great year. Right? I mean, I have it tattooed on the back of my neck. It’s classier than that sounds, I think. I hope. Actually, 42 was my dad’s lucky number, but I’ve co-opted […]

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