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The First Thing You Do When You Walk Into Target Matters

February 7, 2018
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Image Source: Inspired by a True Story Photography via Pop Sugar Moms

The way I aimlessly wander through the aisles of Target is a lot like how I spend my least gratifying days of motherhood. For better or for worse, I lose sight of my purpose and by afternoon settle on just doing better tomorrow.  Maybe there is a list but there is no plan and I already know that I’ll be in a battle with myself for presence.

As I set my purse in my cart and walk through the doors, I am resolved.  I’m just going to fill my cart with what I need.  I’m not going to be distracted.

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CAPRI SUN Our Favorite Lunchbox Staple is Better than Ever

November 8, 2017

Thank you CAPRI SUN for sponsoring this post. You can find CAPRI SUN’s four new All Natural Ingredient and No Sugar Added drinks for lunchbox at most grocery retailers nationwide, including local grocery stores, mass merchandisers and club stores.

CAPRI SUN Our Favorite Lunchbox Staple is Better than Ever

I find myself always falling victim to thinking I know exactly what the next stage of parenting will look and feel like, then I get completely surprised but how much I didn’t know or wasn’t prepared for.  In the transition to ‘mom of elementary schooler’ I was totally unprepared for packing lunches! I don’t have a 9-5 where I need to pack food for myself so my lunch packing game was definitely under par.  I quickly did what any mom would do and turned to a friend whose kids are a few years older than mine and tried to shorten my learning curve.

My girlfriend filled my virtual shopping cart with all the essentials to survive five days a week of lunch packing.  The right size lunch bag to fit a bento box and a drink, the right size coolers to let it still close and fit a drink.  When she grabbed a CAPRI SUN from her cupboard to show me that unlike juice boxes, it does fit; I was filled with all kinds of nostalgia.  I can’t remember a youth soccer game where we didn’t celebrate an under 6’s win with an orange slice and CAPRI SUN. Continue Reading…

An Excerpt From Motherhood

June 28, 2017

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I recognize that look.  The furrowed brow, the constrained eyes with pupils narrowing towards the center into a cold stare.  It’s not her wearing the expression that I am familiar with, but the expression itself.

It’s like the pair of patent leather pumps she loves to pull out of my closet step into and play mommy. Just like her favorite pair of my shoes she is familiar with trying on, so is this expression.

I recognize that it belongs to me.  My face knows how to, involuntarily, turn that exasperated and cold in seconds.  I look down and realize that my sweet child isn’t misbehaving but is instead just playing mommy using the accessory she’s so familiar seeing me wear, frustration.

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A Mother’s Day Gift Tradition You’ll Wish You Already Started

May 3, 2017

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine regarding Mother’s Day alone. #HallmarkForMom #CollectiveBias

Let’s face it Mother’s Day gifting success can be overwhelming for anyone. But I know the stakes can feel particularly high for dads of young kids.  Newer moms who have more recently parted ways with their independent lives tend to be a little more vested in the outcome of their Mother’s Day.

I get it, I am right there with those moms.

But a few years ago, I had an idea for Mother’s Day that has completely shifted the course of how we celebrate and how I am able to enjoy my Mother’s Day gift day in and day out for years to come.

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Are Today’s Parents Ruining The Easter Egg Hunt?

April 10, 2017

Is it just me or has our generation of parents totally  missed the mark on the Easter Egg hunt?are-todays-parents-ruining-the-egg-hunt

It’s unusual for me to write something that’s not heavily favouring parents and the daily joys of our job but the egg hunt adulting madness needs to stop.

Part of me gets it. I too am just as, if not more guilty, than the next mom trying to snap the perfect photo.  Heck, I’ve created an entire side business of documenting parenting.  But as I sat across the field and watched an adult stampede at a under 2’s egg hunt, I can’t feel like we’re totally getting this one wrong.

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