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Leaping into Leap Year

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Leap Year comes around once every four years. It's the result of the fact that it actually takes the earth roughly 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds to orbit the sun. In order to make up...
If you can’t remember the last time you knew when Leap Year was, yet alone did anything special in honor of it, you’re in good company. I’m pretty sure that I haven’t given Leap Year a thought since the...

My First Job… As a Mom

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After 22 years in the workforce, sometimes working two or three jobs at a time, I quit collecting a paycheck cold turkey and took up full-time humanitarian work - as a mom. Long after I got the hang of blowout...
It’s almost 5 o’clock, which means my husband will be home from work soon, the baby is about to start her witching hour, and our 4-year-old will suddenly act like he hasn’t been fed all day. Oh, and in...
It's about time to start decking the halls - as they say, it's the most wonderful time of the year. While that may be true in most regards, it probably isn't true if you are a runner. Between the...
Mark your calendars, mamas! Nov. 30 is Small Business Saturday this year, and I'm here to give you all the tips for shopping small. Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 by American Express with the goal of encouraging the...

Thanksgiving or Bust

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Let me start by saying Thanksgiving dinner is my jam! I love everything about it. From the potatoes three ways and corn casserole to the stuffing and green beans and, of course, that amazing bird, I love Thanksgiving dinner! I even...
This is one of my favorite times of the year! Pumpkin patch visiting, hot or frozen cider sipping, leaves falling... all the fall fun! This is a season where I generally do a ton of activities with the kiddos...
I have been a professional wedding and family photographer for over 10 years. Needless to say, I've seen it all when it comes to photo sessions. From kids who just look me straight in the eyes repeatedly screaming "NO!!!"...
There are a few things I keep on hand to keep my family ready for any adventure. Let these ‘on-the-go mom hacks’ help you in your daily mom life.  Place for Stickers Stickers will find your child; at the grocery, library,...
Sharing the silver screen with children can be fun and frustrating. I enjoy seeing movies in theatres and I enjoy sharing those movies with my kids. Try some of these tips as part of your toolbox for a pleasant...
School is back in session, which means so are Fall sports. By this time every year, my calendar is overflowing with practices and games. Our Saturdays will be booked from here until Winter, and even after, with cheering and...
Oh man. I'm in trouble. This summer has been one of anything BUT a consistent schedule. Bedtimes have ranged from 8pm to almost 10pm for the kids. Random play dates and visits to Costco. Unscheduled meet-ups with friends and...
Ahh yes. Some people thrive on spring cleaning. Others wait until after Christmas (or even before) to do the purge of all purges. I, myself, find that with each changing season, I get a major 'ants in my pants'...

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