Are you there? Take the #MomIsHere Photo Challenge with Sprout!


Confession time: I am terrible – TERRIBLE – at managing my photos.  There’s really no excuse, except that it’s gotten so out of hand I don’t even know where to begin.  So I don’t.  When my phone’s storage was full, I just got one with more memory so I didn’t have to worry about going…
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Easy & Elegant Easter Dinner Menu

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I did it folks.  I made Easter dinner, documented the ingredients and how I cooked it as I went, then photographed it.  All before Easter.  I’ll take my bow now.  I promised an Easter Dinner Menu in my #MonthofMeals, and here it is.  Super easy, way elegant, and a fantastic way to celebrate spring with…
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The Secret to Potty Training that No One Is Sharing

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I was going to name this post “How I Potty Trained My Son in One Day,” and although kinda true, it would also be way to braggy and a wee bit misleading.  Here’s the scoop: My oldest child is compliant.  He’s sweet.  He’s adorable.  He’s a rule-follower.  It took time, but at 2 1/2 we had…
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Join the Party – Do Tell Tuesday Link Party

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Holla!  I’m pretty darn excited to join in as Co-Host of Do Tell Tuesday!  A pretty fab Link Party that I always make a special effort to join in on!   New to the scene?  Don’t be a wallflower…. Click here for the full rundown on how to participate and…   Welcome to Do Tell Tuesday!…
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Hippity Hoppity – #HopItForward Easter Playdate with World Market


Host an Easter Playdate with World Market Goodies and Coconut Nest Cupcakes! “Here comes Peter Cotton Tail, Hopping Down the Bunny Trail…” Hippity Hoppity! Can I just say, I love, Love, LOVE me some Easter? It’s the kick-off of spring – beautiful weather, the leafing out of trees, bountiful fruit and veggies at the farmer’s…
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Dear Will, On Your Third Birthday

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Dear Will, Happy Fool’s Day Birthday! Yes, the joke’s on me. I named you Will. You ended up being the most strong-WILLed child I have ever come across. And, I wouldn’t change it for anything. Except for maybe when it comes to potty training. You are one heckuva little boy. You have quite the dramatic…
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Holes. In My Ears? On Purpose! Professional Lobe Piercing


“Holes – in my ears? With a needle?? On purpose?!?” was S’s 5 year old response as we strolled by a tween getting her ears pierced in the mall a few months ago. She knew mommy could wear earrings but hadn’t determined how I arrived at that privilege. I think she figured the holes grew…
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The Bump {Nest} – Update and #Giveaway

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Don’t miss the Bump Nest Pregnancy Pillow Giveaway at the end of the post! Hiya!  This week marks a MAJOR milestone for me!  20 weeks, baby!  I’m half-way through my last pregnancy.  Yeah, I know.  I said that last time.  But this time I really mean it.  Seriously. At this point, I’m feeling TONS better.  Sure,…
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St. Patrick’s Day Activities – a Roundup for the Un-Crafty

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I’ve never claimed to be the craftiest girl on the block.  In fact, I pretty much avoid anything related to paint, glitter, glue and marker related.  Although I’d like to claim it’s genetic (my mother also is craft-averse), my boys freakin’ love arts and crafts.  Oh boy. I’ve got all of the stuff.  I even plan…
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Gender Reveal, Confession & Rant

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My version of a Gender Reveal Party – a blog post! For those of you that don’t know: I’m pregnant.  With my third child.  If you haven’t been pregnant three times, let me fill you in:  it’s different.  You look pregnant earlier.  Strangers ask you if it’s your first.  When you say, “Nope, the third,”…
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The Allergy Arsenal – Getting Well at Walgreens

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I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This content has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its client. All health related suggestions and opinions expressed in this post are all my own.  I gotta admit – I’ve NEVER been more excited to welcome spring…
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Number 3

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I’ve been toying with the post in my head for weeks now. Should I come up with something witty to say? Just say it straight out? Tell you how sorry I am for being AWOL towards the end of the Christmas season and most of this month? I mean, what have y’all been cooking with…
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