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First child vs. Second child

When I was pregnant with my first child I decided that I would use cloth diapers.  I also was definitely going to breastfeed and obviously make my own baby food.  I would stay at home and focus on my baby.  I didn’t buy many toys because a baby really only needs his mother and imagination. […]

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An Open Letter to My Mom Friends

A Letter to My Mom Friends

Dear Mom Friends, I think it’s time you stopped being so hard on yourselves and realized how amazing you all truly are.  You see, I’ve been watching you for the past few years and it’s come to my attention that you don’t see yourselves in the same way everyone else sees you.  In fact, the […]

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Summer is Almost Here…

  I am a planner at heart. I love planning but hate surprises. So if you are like me, you should have mapped out your kids’ summer schedule by now. If not, and you haven’t had the time yet (like you aren’t busy enough) here are some of my findings after relentless hours of searching […]

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Do You Whole30-

Do You Whole30?

Have you heard of this whole30?  I didn’t know it existed until a friend of mine came to a party talking about how she had just finished her whole30.  She said she lost fifteen pounds and felt amazing.  As she said this my ears perked up and I was hanging on her every word.  You […]

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I'm Drowning

I Feel Like I’m Drowning

There’s a song that sometimes pops into my head.  The lyrics go something like you’re only.  you’re only seventeen.  you’re only. you’re only seventeen. It’s almost like I actually have little characters inside my head who throw that song into my brain like in the movie Inside Out.  For whatever reason that song takes me […]

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Yep I'm British

Yep, I’m British…

503 days ago we put everything we owned into a huge shipping container, waved it goodbye for 9 weeks and got on a plane to Anaheim with our 2 boys and 7 suitcases. I look back at the early days and wonder how I survived. We spent the first 6 weeks living in 2 different […]

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Stay at home mama vs. Working mama

Stay at Home Moms vs. Working Moms

My grandmother recently started a debate over whether stay at home moms or working moms have it harder. My 82 year old grandmother who raised three boys and a girl, thought that staying at home was much more difficult. As the debate got a little heated, she pointed out that she had done both. Another […]

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Rainbows and Sunshine?

Being a Stay at Home Mom (SAHM) is not what I had envisioned it to be. I was a full-time working mom up until our second child was born. I have to admit, I enjoyed working and then coming home to see my smiley first child. The first couple of years were nice because we […]

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