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miscarriage

Life after Loss

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Having our first son was just as I imagined it would be. I had a healthy pregnancy and after 38 weeks our perfect baby boy was born. It really was a dream. We came home,...
unravel pediatric cancer

Unravel Pediatric Cancer

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Our little five-year-old Elayna was the happiest, healthiest child we knew. She had long blonde ringlets and a smile that lit up the room. We spent our time running and giggling at the park,...
side hustle

5 Benefits of a Side Hustle I Didn’t Expect

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Like many of you, I’m a busy mom with a to-do list a mile long. I’m a wife and a full-time, work-from-home mom with a middle schooler. A typical day for me includes waking...
infertility awareness

The Sisterhood of Infertility

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Did you grow up dreaming of what your family would look like? How many kids? How many boys and how many girls? Did you have names picked out? Did you always know you were...
capsule home decor

6 Tips for Capsule Home Decorating

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I used to spend way too much money on home decor. I loved the changing seasons and checking out the latest seasonal décor. Fresh, vibrant pillows for spring? Yes, please! All colorful summer patio must haves?...
kids culture

How to Introduce Kids to Culture

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How do you introduce culture to a kid that can barely spell his or her name? The same way you teach them everything: by doing it. Be it the art center or out to eat,...
reading with kids

Tips for Creating Storytime at Home

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Does your kid love storytime at the library or at school? Here are some librarian secrets on how to create that sense of engagement and interaction in your read-aloud time at home. 5 Ways to...
Law Enforcement Wife Police Family

Behind the Badge: Life as A Police Officer’s Wife

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When my husband first got hired on with the police department eight years ago, the wives and spouses were invited to come hear more about the job, what to expect, and learn how to...
sustainability no plastic

Could You Live Without Plastic?

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One night my husband and I were sitting on the couch, watching Blue Planet II while our happy and healthy baby girl played on the floor beside us. A scene came on that I...
traumatic birth

Coming to Terms with My Traumatic Birth Experience

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I’ll admit, I went into my second pregnancy feeling a little cocky. I’d been there, done that, and got the fun-witted Mom t-shirt. I didn’t need a birth plan. I had accepted the “things won’t...