Wait! I’m Not Ready!

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Well, baby #4 will be here in the next 6 weeks or so. In our hearts we are ready to meet him and love him to pieces. But in our home you’d never guess that we are expecting a new baby. Crib: We don’t have one. Well, that’s not exactly true. We have 2 cribs, but they’re currently occupied by the twins. Clothing and blankets: We don’t have a stitch of blue or boy-colored anything. We have girl … [Read more...]

Save Time with Dinner Prep Shortcuts

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With some advanced planning, busy working moms can manage to get it all done and still maintain their sanity. One thing that really helps to save time is to plan your dinners ahead of time, and do all your grocery shopping over the weekend. After that, you can cut weeknight dinner prep times drastically by taking care of some of the work ahead of time. We eat brown rice several nights a week, but … [Read more...]

Itinerary For A Great Anniversary Weekend With The Kids

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My husband and I celebrated our third anniversary last week. I know, we're just babies when it comes to our marriage. Here's what we did to have a great anniversary weekend, kids and all. Husbands, give your wife a traditional anniversary gift. The third year is supposed to be a gift of leather, here's how my husband managed to give me a leather gift that was cost-effective, useful, and fun (he … [Read more...]

Making Your Goals A Reality

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24 hours 1440 minutes 86, 400 seconds That’s all the time you have in the span of one day. Do you have a dream, a goal, a vision for your life that you have been keeping on the backburner? Here are a few ideas to help you get the ball rolling and start making your goals a reality. Put it in writing. Write out your goal in a journal. Or better yet, create a vision board: a collage of pictures, … [Read more...]

Thank You For Your Support!

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I need to say a big, huge thank you to my lovely friends and followers who responded so kindly in response to my last post. Many ladies have also reached out to me with preggo-mommy-safe remedies for anxiety and sleeplessness. I truly feel blessed for the good friends I have, both online and off. A few experts in my field have offered advice, and I’ve taken their wise words to heart. I still don’t … [Read more...]

A Bit of Honesty

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There are times in life when it just feels like the world’s against you. Even though you have friends and loved ones who are on your side, they can’t take the burden away from you.  The people you treasure the most can’t do enough to free you from your pain. When arrows are flying at your heart and you are defenseless against your attackers, what can you do to keep from falling apart on … [Read more...]

A Precious Moment with the Twins

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The twins are going through a tough phase. They are struggling with a sense of what is “normal”. Being shifted from daycare where they are spoonfed at meals and babied more than toddlers should be, to home where Mommy asks them to hand her things and “help” put things away is a hard transition for them. Because of their daycare schedule, their naptimes have gotten irregular or skipped … [Read more...]

Check Us Out, We’re Two!

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I can’t believe that just a year ago I was going nuts trying to make the best 1-year party I could. This year? Not so much. I’m not sure if I have my third trimester exhaustion to blame or what, but I had no desire to make a big deal out of this year’s birthday. Sorry, girlies. Momma will do better next year. Here’s what we did to celebrate: Ate a family dinner at home. Got a new outdoor toy. … [Read more...]

Why I’m Not a Fan of “Polite” Preggo Comments

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I would just like to put out a general PSA that it’s perfectly alright to see a pregnant lady and not tell her how pregnant she looks. Just this last  week I’ve gotten what feels like an overwhelming amount of comments about the size of my pregnant belly. “Wow! Due any day, huh?”        Nope. 2 more months. “Are you having twins again?”      No but thanks for insinuating that I’m big enough to … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Chicken Wrap Recipe

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Soccer practice, music lessons, orthodontist -Oh My! When those busy afternoons take over, resist the urge to order takeout! With a little advanced planning, this easy crock pot chicken wrap recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser and comes together in a jiffy. Crock Pot Ingredients: 4 (4-oz.) boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 can of low-sodium chicken broth 1 (1.5 oz.) package of taco seasoning … [Read more...]