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Meal Planning Ideas for the Burnt-Out Parent

All it takes is one preggo brain, three littles scurrying around at your feet, and a deployed spouse (or any one of those things) to make meal planning an incredulous activity (err, chore). Most parents I know hate meal planning with a passion. It’s funny because we’re smart and resourceful people, but when the time comes […]

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Takes a village

The Unseen Sacrifices of a Military Spouse

It’s been one of those weeks, folks, where complaint after compliant leaves my lips and my heart feels weakened by the hardships of this life. People have attempted to inflate my ego for the countless hours I have (and am) surviving without my spouse. Although appreciated, their kind words fail to encompass the multitude of […]

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Establishing Traditions as a Young Family

Just mention the word “tradition” and I immediately become giddy. Growing up, if Mom and Dad didn’t initiate a yearly tradition (you name the holiday) I would naggingly remind them. Yes, I was that kid – the oldest, too (in case you couldn’t pick up on that). Traditions are important to me! They symbolize stability, […]

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Things You Wish You Could Ask Your Crunchy Momma Friends

  Conversations with mom friends can be insightful and helpful. Actually, I’ve found my mom friends to be instrumental in my survival throughout this first year of raising my first child. Baby product recommendations, translating various cries, encouragement at crazy hours in the morning, and tips and tricks shared in an effort to lighten the […]

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