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The Grocery Store Manifesto: All the People Must Eat

The Grocery Store Manifesto: All the People Must Eat I am a professional Mommy. No really, I have a bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences.  Yeah, Home Ec. But, I can’t sew.  Sewing is not necessary anyway.  No offense to those of you who do, truly, it is beyond me.  Why craft what I can buy on Amazon?  This way I don’t have to lose a finger or buy extra sessions with my psychiatrist. Actually, I don’t see a …

31 favorite children's books

31 MUST Have Favorite Bedtime Children’s Books!

Oh but story time… I really do love it.  Maybe that is the only reason behind my need to continue to invite people to live with me?  I love children’s books.  And I do love to read to my little people.  Among my other favorites is to gift these to new mommas… cause, you gotta start somewhere! It was a hard list to narrow, but here it is… My top 25 most beloved children’s books with links to each! (click …

The After Christmas Shuffle: Life Hacks to Make it to Summer with Ease 1

The After Christmas Shuffle: Life Hacks to Make it to Summer with Ease

From Christmas to Summer break, the road is long. Christmas is over.  The countdown to summer is on.  Before we get there, we must survive another time change, study another 180 spelling words, master those math facts, and try not to scream at the children before school… we can wait and do it after they get home. It’s all over, alarms must be set – socks must be matched, and lunches must be packed.  Sister, I feel ya. There was …

Save This Date... Count it Among Your Best 1

Save This Date… Count it Among Your Best

My son recently left for Marine Bootcamp. Through blurry eyes, I tried to focus on the stunning save the date cards that had just arrived in the mail.  Our oldest daughter had a list of things to discuss. My heart and head were divided between belief and unbelief. Honestly, the package and discussion were a refreshing break from an 180-mile trip, “an only in Texas” record hot first day of spring, a mountain of laundry… and the ache in my temples, …

NEW DISCOVERY: 30 More Minutes of Super Mario Can Stop Chronic Nose Bleeds

NEW DISCOVERY: 30 More Minutes of Super Mario Can Stop Chronic Nose Bleeds

Our 5-year-old vandal son suffers from nose bleeds.  Seriously, when the mucous membranes in this child’s nose are void of humidity, it’s like a scene from a Stephen King movie.  He’s actually getting a little more accustomed to the onset.  A few weeks ago if his nose started bleeding he would lose control of his bowels. Fun times. You can’t really blame him; it’s a significant amount of blood.  Once, my husband accidentally ran over a kitten in front of …

The Mom Diet: Results Pretty Typical 1

The Mom Diet: Results Pretty Typical

I have the best of intentions when it comes to diet. I do. I want to be fit. I want to wear cute sleeveless summer blouses. And I know what is beneficial.  Truth be told I love a spinach peach smoothie.  As I gulp the icy delightfulness I picture my organs being saturated with vitamins, minerals, and “I am a good girl” vibes.  I feel grand amounts of righteousness that prompt me to post “smoothie selfies” on Instagram. Honestly, labeling …