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“So You Just Have The One?”

One of the things I hate about social media is the number of people who try to co-parent my child without actually being in her life. I realize everyone means well, but just because your intentions are good doesn’t mean you’re not overstepping. My biggest issue? When people find out my daughter is a single-child. …

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The 10 Things I Need My Daughter To Remember As She Grows Up

I never realized how surreal it would feel to watch my daughter grow up. One day she’s a tiny little infant, dancing around the house in cute little tutu’s, with bows as big as her head holding back her hair and before I know it, she’ll be asking for the keys to drive to the movies with her friends.

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How To Know If You’re Doing An ‘Okay’ Job As A Parent

Tonight my daughter told me she hated me. She screamed it, in fact, before flipping her hair and marching upstairs to her bedroom. The door slammed and while part of me wanted to run after her and talk to her, I knew the best thing would be to give her time to cool down. My …

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I Put Off Intimacy With My Husband After Pregnancy Because I Was Ashamed Of My Body

Over and over I’ve seen other moms talk about their stretch marks as ‘tiger stripes’, ‘warrior scars’, ‘hope wounds’, but I hated mine. And the worst part was I couldn’t tell anyone how much I hated them. I remember starting the conversation with a friend of mine. “I had the baby and now my skin …

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Sweetheart Cheesecake Wafers

You want to give your sweetheart something nice and sweet this Valentine’s Day, right? Something smooth, chocolatey, memorable… Something they’ll think about on those days when sweetness isn’t on the menu. These Sweetheart Cheesecake Wafers are exactly what your love-muffin is craving, they just don’t know it yet. Smooth as Barry White’s voice and just …

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10 Times Your Spouse Sent You Into A Blind Rage

Marriage is hard on everyone. Sure, at first it’s all honeymooning and sex and being on your best behavior, but at some point the guard comes down and life gets messy. We’ve all been there. You love your spouse, but if they do this one horrible thing one more time you swear to GOD you will …

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Stepchildren Are The Children Of Your Heart…

If you are a stepparent then you can completely understand what I mean when I say that being a stepparent isn’t something everyone can accomplish successfully. To be honest, I am not sure if I can even say that I am a successful stepmom, especially when I feel like I can always be better. In …

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Sometimes The Animal You Never Wanted Becomes The Companion You Always Needed

Believe me when I say that I never thought the words “I own a hedgehog” would EVER come out of my mouth and I am still shocked. My husband has wanted one for years and when we went to visit my sister-in-law, to my surprise, she had two hedgehogs and the female was pregnant. I …

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5 Things I Wish My Family Understood About Mother’s Day

It’s so easy to just go through the routine. “Great, Mother’s Day is today,” my husband thinks. “Better stop by Walgreens and pick up something quick and easy.” He rushes in and out, hardly even noticing what he has grabbed. It was in the appropriate aisle, so it will do. The kids begrudgingly get out …

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Stillbirths Are A Reality, And We Need To Talk About It…

This is such a painful subject that the conversation is often avoided and yet it occurs far more than most people realize. This is my story…I hope in some way it will help others in similar situations. I’ve given birth to 2 stillborn children: one at 7 1/2 months gestation and the other at 8, …

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I Knew He Was The One When I Realized Life Was More Fun With Him In It

I saw a meme the other day that perfectly captured my relationship with my future husband. I can’t find it, no amount of googling has made it resurface, so I figured I’d blog about it. The night I met my fiancee is stuck in my head like an award winning movie. I can almost remember …

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Why Oliver And April The Giraffe Are #RelationshipGoals

Social media has been flooded with messages about people waiting impatiently for the new baby giraffe at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, but the only one waiting more anxiously than April the Giraffe is her baby-daddy, Oliver. This is the new four-legged power couple taking the internet by storm. And in my humble …

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How Bathing A Cat Shows What Kind Of Relationship You Have

I love my boyfriend. We have a solid relationship built on love, trust, and mutual care of our three cat overlords. I say this because sometimes when you have cats things…happen. And when said things happen (read poo gets stuck in fur, fur must be cleaned), it’s usually a two-person job. Thus I have learned, …

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You Know It’s True Love When He Buys You Depends

My boyfriend and I have been together a while now. We’re beyond the honeymoon stage and firmly into making this our happy life together, crazy as those words sound. But I didn’t really know how much he loved me, until he got me Depends. Yes, Depends. As in, adult diapers. You Know It’s True Love …

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It’s Okay To Not Hate Your Weird Relatives This Christmas

You might not know this, but blogs aren’t always written in order. You might get a kick butt Arbor Day blog idea, but Bastille Day is just around the corner. What are you suppose to do? Post one holiday’s blog the same time as another? That would be stupid. Plus, I hate how Big Arbor …

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He Loves Me Not: 10 Signs Your Prince Charming Is Actually A Warty Little Toad

It’s ingrained in us, that need for romantic love and connection. It puts us on our best behavior during those early, get-to-know-you days and adds a rosy haze to our outlook, causing us to miss those early clouds forming over our new romance. Don’t get caught in a shit storm of what should’ve been your …

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I’m Black, My Husband Is White, Quit Staring Already!

It seems like everywhere my husband and I go, people stare at us. At first I might have passed it off as there must be something on my face or in my teeth, I eventually came to my senses and realized it wasn’t that simple. I guess the reason why people couldn’t remember that staring …

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This #BestBaldDad Just Got A Tattoo To Show Support For His Cancer-Survivor Son!

Good dads are everywhere. We live in a time where it’s becoming easier for dads to spend time with their kids…more acceptable for them to be vulnerable…playful…loving…and, of course, so supportive that at times we are still completely blown away. That’s exactly what’s happened when it comes to doting dad Josh Marshall. When Josh’s son, …

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I Live In Orlando, And I’m Finally Ready To Talk…

I have struggled with whether or not I even wanted to write this. At first, I wasn’t sure if I could speak about what happened here, the dark cloud hanging over all of us. How scary it is, and how much we’re fighting to not let that fear have power over us. I haven’t written about it …

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Why Super Bowl Sunday is Just Like Any Other Day at My House…{#SmallButPowerful}

This post is sponsored by Socialstars and Tide, however all opinions are my own. #SmallButPowerful So, here we sit on yet another Super Bowl Sunday, and my family has no plans to watch, attend watching parties, or have anything to do with it at all, really. It’s weird, I live in Texas, and am totally …

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Pentatonix Takes On Queen With Their Acapella ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Bohemian Rhapsody is the perfect song. That’s not an IMHO kind of thing, that’s a cold, hard fact. Bohemian Rhapsody is the best song ever written, ever performed, and ever listened to on any road trip and I’ll fight anyone who disagrees with me. That’s why I was so excited to see Pentatonix had come …

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