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Nutrition on-the-go!

Breakfast is something I don’t eat very often. Actually never during the week. I wake up and feed Leighton and then I make my coffee. I start my work day pretty early. I actually start it when I am feeding Leighton around 2 a.m. I respond to emails and reply to comments on social media during that time. I usually don’t put any food into my stomach until lunch! I know I should eat breakfast but I get so consumed…

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A busy mom’s cleaning schedule!

Thank you so much Grab Green for sponsoring this post! All opinions are 100% my own.     Cleaning is something I am not a fan of. There are a select few who might really enjoy it. I, on the other hand do not. When I taught 1st grade I was not home all day and would have to pick up after the kids were in bed and on the weekends. We had a cleaning lady come once a month…

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Making the most of your time with a 4 month old.|| #ForBetterBeginnings

A huge thank you to Playtex Baby™ for sponsoring this post, and for helping to make this #PlaytexMom’s work from home life a little easier! The opinions and thoughts listed are my own.       The days seem to creep up on me earlier and earlier. The reason being is we have transitioned L to her crib from her Rock “N” Play and out of her swaddle… two items that helped her sleep REALLY WELL. She was comfortable in her tightly…

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Making connections over coffee

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine. I’m partnering with Folgers® at Walmart through the Share A Cup & A Story campaign to create personal connections within my community         Connections. They are made when two people have something in common. Many times people will make an impact on your life. If you take steps to get to know them. You know almost instantly…

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These are the days.

Thank you Gymboree for sponsoring this post and a huge thank you to phil & teds for Leighton’s amazing stroller.       The days are super long especially if have nowhere to go. Staying home hasn’t been too hard. This is my second day not teaching. Obviously I will still be teaching my children at home…but won’t be teaching in a classroom setting anymore, at least for a while. Would I go back? Yes, when the timing is right.…

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How to establish an after school routine

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media.     Well school is in full swing! The days of sleeping in late, watching TV all day, and having no routines are over… Well at least in our house they are. I was actually ready for my kids to head back to school. I am all about routines and schedules. My teaching 1st grade days are done and now I get to be more involved in my kid’s lives.…

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New seasons are hard.

Well school starts on Tuesday for my little guy. He’s headed to 2nd grade and I am not headed back to the classroom. I wrote this post in March and announced I wasn’t going to go back to teaching after  7 years. This decision seemed like the right one for our family of 5. I had always wanted to stay home with my kids and be that mom that was able to attend every field trip and be present in the classroom but my…

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How to start a mom blog

Step 1: Be a mom. Step 2: Pick a name for you blog. Just remember this name will be with you forever. Ha, just kidding,  it’ll be with you until you change it and re-brand ( If you ever choose to).  I knew when I first started out that I wanted to reach other moms with my stories and struggles. I wanted my family name to be incorporated in my blog name. My blog is about my lifestyle, my role…

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{Gentle} parenting my 3 year old daughter with purpose

Parenting a strong willed, full of sass 3 year old isn’t always easy. My little girl is in a stage where she copies everything I say with an attitude and harsh tone. She will throw things and sometimes use force to kick or push. I never experienced this with my son. He was so gentle and never talked back to me, ever.   My middle child is the complete opposite. Do not get me wrong she can be the sweetest little 3 year old…

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The time I didn’t want to hold you.

That time was tonight. I did everything the same way I’ve been doing it for the past month. It had been 3 hours since you last ate. I fed you 3 ounces. I changed your diaper. I put on your lotion. I put on your footed pjs. You were burped and swaddled. I put you to sleep with your paci. I walked away thinking about the hundreds of things to do still. You kept spitting your paci out. You continued…

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