All The Ways I’ve Judged Parents…

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When we’re young, we look around and all we see are all the ways that parents are screwing up. It starts in adolescence when we feel those first sharp pangs of independence. We need to distance ourselves from our families, so we tell ourselves that our parents are big assholes because they won’t let us have all our friends over...


My House is Magic. Scary, Scary Magic.

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m4s0n501 Children are wasteful creatures. They really, truly are. They waste food, they waste water, and most of all, they love to waste electricity. They don’t mean to do it, they just have no reverence for grocery budgets or electric bills. When I tell them we can’t afford to waste money, they say things like, “But why don’t you just...


You Wouldn’t Believe What Cured My Family’s Insomnia…

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I’ve been an insomniac for as long as I’ve been alive. I vividly remember laying awake until the wee hours of every morning occupying myself with movies and books when I was just a child. I was about Jonas’s age when my grandparents bought one of the world’s first VHS players (we also had a BetaMax, yo, that’s how we...


The Perfect Stocking Stuffer: Custom Jewelry from Mommy Memoirs

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Jen Mclellan from PlusSize Mommy Memoirs has spent the last few years building a safe haven of support for today’s plus size birthing women. Her site offers inspirational birth stories, lists of “size-friendly” providers, photo galleries, and links to evidence-based information specifically to meet the needs of larger ladies. Now Jen has launched a line of handmade jewelry that expresses...


KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Review & Special Discount Code!

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Last weekend, my family was invited to stay at KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark in Gurnee, IL, rated #1 Best Hotel for Families by TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards 2012. We visited KeyLime Cove last spring and had an AMAZING time, so we were 100% thrilled for the opportunity to return. This time, we were also invited to go on a Behind...


BlogHer Day 3 – LAST CHANCE for Earth Mama Angel Baby Goodies!

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Yesterday I talked about how I met up with some people who told me that my blog changed their life. Well, today, I met with someone who literally, COMPLETELY changed my life in a very real and very tangible way. Right before I was about to have my daughter, one of my professors nonchalantly informed me that I would be...


BlogHer Day 2 – Second Chance to Win Earth Mama Angel Baby Gift!

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Thursday night of the 2012 BlogHer Conference was a night of networking and meeting old friends. I got a chance to hang out with Sarah Wadle from Red Jeweled Media and chat all about where my blog could go from here. (She also convinced me to give video a try so you may be seeing some of those showing up...