Elizabeth Sullivan

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Elizabeth’s crazy clan includes Elizabeth Rain (2007), Sophia (2011), Will (2017) and Evie Grace (2019) and husband, Mike. You will read posts ranging from co-parenting, being a stepmom and mom simultaneously to mental health in moms. Please reach out to Elizabeth with any questions or stories of your own as she loves to engage with other moms. By sharing stories and listening to other moms’ happys, crappys, and sappys we better ourselves. Growth comes from having a group of moms that challenge you and empower you to be a better version of yourself each day.
boo your neighbor

How to “Boo” Your Neighbor

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Little feet run up the driveway, drop a basket on the porch, and RUN!! They sprint away from the house, hoping not to be seen by the neighbors. Here's how to boo your neighbor...
busyness

Busyness : The Battle Moms Face

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4 kiddos at 4 different schools plus extracurriculars. Cue the caffeine, podcasts to listen to in the car, and countless nights of dinner “on the go”. When you are planning your pee breaks every...
school and step-parenting

Navigating School and Step-Parenting

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Football games and Friday nights are right around the corner for many incoming freshmen as they begin their high school journey. When you are in a blended family and navigating step-parenting during school things...
tonsilectomy

Tonsillectomy Recovery: Toddler Edition

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Tears. Pain Meds. Popsicles. Applesauce. Quiet Activities. All of these are things to expect with a tonsillectomy. Especially when it involves a toddler. Two weeks of tears and a lot of mom guilt as...
parks in Ames

Our Favorite Parks in Ames

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  This summer we embarked on a parks challenge to discover our favorite parks in Ames. Challenges included zipping down a slide, swinging from the monkey bars, or pumping your legs on a swing. All...
teacher appreciation

Teacher Appreciation: Because They Deserve It and Much More

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“Please for the love of all recycling, no more coffee mugs!”  I talked with many teachers and moms to see what they like to give and receive for Teacher Appreciation. An overwhelming sentiment was no...
Kids Date Jar

Intentional Time With Our Kids – A Kid’s Date Jar!

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Kids Date—now this is a trend I can get on board with! I love my kiddos and date nights. So why not put them together?  I am always trying to find alone time with...
pancake day

Pancake Day and Lent : What Do They Have In Common

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It's almost Pancake Day! I did not know the history behind this day until recently. Follow along as I talk about what it is and share some recipes my family is making on Shrove...
mom goals

Mom Goals and Aspirations for 2021

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Goals. Resolutions. Timelines. Failures. Successes. These are words we are hearing a lot right now. As 2020 came to an end, I was ready for a fresh start. Time to look towards what...

Blended Family Holidays : A Mom’s Viewpoint

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We get excited for the holidays in our house! As a blended family, holidays change each year depending on if it's an even or odd year. One year we have all four kiddos for...