Coping With the Stress and Guilt of trying to Balance it All

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I’ve heard people say that you can get sick from stress. I wasn’t sure about it before, but I’m absolutely sure of it now. I recently watched an episode of 48 Hours, and an elderly man who had been on a mission to find his son’s killer ended up dying because of stress, according to his […]

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The Time I Took My Four-Year-Old to a Haunted House

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I took my four-year-old to a haunted house for the first time this past weekend. She got scared, and I loved every minute of it. I do realize that may sound a bit cruel. What parent would want to scare the kid senseless? Me, of course! But all jokes aside, there is a lesson to […]

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Why Having a Pet May Not be Such a Great Idea Right Now

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Recently Princess has been asking for a cat. “Are you going to take care of it?” I asked. “Yes,” she replied. Now you know how the story goes. You get the cat, and the parents are the ones who end up taking care of it. Images started popping up in my head of me cleaning […]

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How the Love Between Parents Impact Their Children

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When I was a little girl, I had dreams of marrying Michael Jackson. So, when my daughter brought up the topic of matrimony, I expected her future husband to be someone from one of the animated shows she often watches. But, she caught me by surprise when she confessed that she wanted to someday marry her baby brother. […]

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My Baby Has a New Name

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You may remember a post I wrote a while back about changing Baby O’s name. While I hate to admit it, it’s time. He has grown into a tot. No more crawling for my little guy. Now my baby has a new name!   Thanks so much for sharing ideas, although most of you thought […]

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Simple Low-Fat Cheesy Tofu Stuffed Shells Recipe

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I love getting recipe ideas from other people. The other day I happened to be heating up my dinner at work when one of the young ladies tipped me off to cheesy tofu stuffed shells. I wanted to give it another try.   I sent my hubby out to the grocery store to purchase the […]

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Reported burglaries in my hood got me spooked

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I’m used to my station covering burglaries, but experiencing them in my own neighborhood is a whole other story. I get home late from work one night to find two cop cars blocking my driveway. I call my hubby to meet me outside just in case. To be honest, a burglary is the furthest thing […]

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“Hey, Keep Your Filthy Paws Off My Kid!”

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Every time someone touches one of my children I want to say, “Hey keep your filthy paws of my kid!” I do realize that sounds a bit “stank.” But, I can’t stand it when people feel the need to put their hands on my child’s face or hair. I should preface my saying that there […]

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Hipster: The New Way to Carry Your Baby (Giveaway)

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Since becoming a mom, I’ve become somewhat of a baby carrier connoisseur. I’ve vlogged about trying to find the perfect one for my baby. It took some trial and error. But, I finally found the right one – or so I thought. I was recently asked to test out a new baby carrier called Hipster. […]

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Healthy Snacking With Skinnygirl Popcorn

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SkinnyGirlSnacks #Collectivebias It’s become our little tradition. Every weekend Princess and I pick a fun movie to watch. We’d curl up on the sofa with ice cream and watch Frozen or some other Disney movie for the millionth time. It’s […]

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What people without kids should never say to people with kids

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I consider myself a pretty easy going person. I make it a point not to sweat the small stuff. However, the one thing that annoys me more than anything is when people without kids complain about being tired. The other day someone whined, “I’m tired. I only got five hours of sleep last night.” I […]

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Get Connected: Walgreens Rewards for Setting Health Goals

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BalanceRewards #Collectivebias It’s been a little over a year since I gave birth to Baby O, and shedding the post pregnancy weight has been a challenge. I had to get into a mind set that I was no […]

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How I Heal My Kids’ Owies and Boo-Boos (Giveaway)

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Nowadays, you’ll find my kids chasing after each other. In case you haven’t noticed, Baby O recently started walking. So, you can imagine he’s still a bit wobbly. The other day I received a call that he fell at daycare. My mom and Princess were there to pick him up and saw it happen. Thankfully, […]

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First Day of School: Harder For Parents or Kids?

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I’ve heard parents say things like, “I can’t wait for school to start. I’ve had enough!” I can certainly understand that some may feel overwhelmed and need a break from their kids. Believe me, I’ve been at the point where I want to rip my hair out. My four-year-old is constantly running off at the mouth […]

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How We Spent Labor Day Weekend

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It’s the unofficial end to summer, and while most people flock to the beaches over Labor Day weekend, we chose to avoid it all together because of the crowds. With all the heat and humidity, we wanted to get the kids out of the house. There was no point having them cooped up inside all day. I did […]

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