Should I Worry My Daughter’s Keeping Secrets From Me?

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Everyday I ask Princess about her day. She usually responds by giving me a play by play of the day in question. Most recently, I notice her holding back, which made me question – should I worry my daughter’s keeping secrets from me? Like every other night, I get a call from my mom with a rundown […]

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Holiday Photos 2014

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After last weekend’s minor set back, we decided to give holiday photos another shot. This time we got an early start. Young O has been a bit cranky lately, so being strategic in how we planned for the day was essential. Rather than have the kids nap before our shoot, we decided to get them camera […]

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Why Thanksgiving is More Than Giving Thanks

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      We give thanks on Thanksgiving, but this holiday also about learning. Most of the time it’s the kids who learn giving thanks. They also learn about family traditions. But from time to time the adults learn a thing or two. Here we are waiting for our family to arrive for Thanksgiving dinner […]

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Lessons for my kids: Be Thankful

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I knew that becoming a parent meant that someone else’s life would essentially be in my hands. Just think about it – you’re in charge of someone else’s well being. It’s a lot to take in. But, it’s become second nature in these last few years. Now that Princess is getting older, we often have […]

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Highlights From Our Family Trip!

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It’s not often you that I post a family vlog. In fact, this is the first time. Over the summer, we took a trip to Sesame Place. If you know me and have been reading my blog, then you’re fully aware of how much I love snapping photos and videos of our kiddos. Here are […]

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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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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 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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Video: My Husband and I Recap Our Family Vacation (Bloopers)

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It’s not often that my hubby makes an appearance. I’m still trying to get him to write a guest post on my blog. But, he actually did something even better! He sat down with me to chat about our recent family vacation. We share tips on traveling with kids. I also included bloopers toward the […]

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6 Tips For Planning an Amazing Theme Park Vacation

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Now that the summer is winding down, I thought is would be a great idea to wrap up the season with an amazing theme park vacation. As the fifth installment to our Family Fun Summer Series, my hubby and I decided to take the kids to Sesame Place in Pennsylvania. Here’s a wrap up along with […]

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Family Fun Summer Series: Salute to America

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It’s not everyday we get to take the kiddos to see a concert and fireworks. This weekend my hubby and I did just that. For our “Family Fun Summer Series,” we thought the kids would enjoy it. Besides, it was free! Well, actually our tax dollars fund these types of events. But, whatever. The town hosts different […]

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Family Fun Summer Series: 4th of July Weekend Beach Trip

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Our annual Family Fun Summer Series got off to a late start this year. Baby O has been a little under the weather, so we’ve had to keep things pretty simple. Plus, we’ve had a ton of parties and other events to attend these past few weekends. Now that everything has simmered down a bit, […]

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End of School & Gearing Up For Summer Fun

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I don’t know where the time went. After a brutal winter, the months have been flying by. It’s the last week of school and the kids are so excited. It’s a good thing my hubby reminded me about getting something for the kids’ teachers. I was able to run out yesterday to pick up something […]

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It took 10 years to hear him say this

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If you grew up watching of the Cosby show, then you’ll remember Heathcliff Huxtable trying to fix everything. That’s exactly how my husband has been throughout our entire marriage. We bought our house ten years ago and he’s always insisted on repairing everything himself. When it came to painting the house, he insisted on doing […]

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