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4 Ways You’re Killing Your Dog

Are you a dog mom? I am! My fur babies came long before my two-legged children. We spoil our dogs rotten and love them to pieces. We even taught my children to call them “brothers” instead of dogs. My husband and I are always trying to make the best decisions for all our babies, four-legged […]

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THIS Is What To Expect From Girls Who Grow Up With Brothers

I’m the oldest of six children. I really only grew up with three of my siblings though, one sister and two brothers.  Brothers are a lot different from sisters! I’m convinced that having older sisters really affected the behavior and thoughts of my two “baby” brothers. Now, as the mom of a daughter who happens […]

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Camping In Style!

I love camping! We went on lots of camping trips as a family when I was a child. It was a cost-effective way for my parents to take us on vacation (even if it was often just camping at the local lake). My husband hates camping. He’s all about comfort and convenience. On our mountain […]

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Why Women Compete

Women are way different from men. Over the years, I have tried to explain female friendships to my husband. I’ll admit, the way it works doesn’t make a lot of sense. Our friendships are often filled with competition, doubt, and self-esteem issues.  Experts have studied our tendency to tear each other apart when we could […]

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Why Family Dinner Is So Important

Eating dinner as a family each night warms my heart. It’s a small part of the quality time we carve out for our children and ourselves every day.  I can’t imagine not doing it. So imagine my surprise when I learned that the majority of American families don’t sit down to dinner together on a […]

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Sometimes People Just Need to Keep Their Mouths Shut!

Have you ever been to the movie theater when another patron is just horribly obnoxious? Maybe they yell at the screen. Maybe they’re talking to their friends the whole time. Maybe they’re even on the phone. Or maybe, that “obnoxious kid” who can’t shut up is a boy with brain cancer. Well, that’s the case […]

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High School Quarterback Takes Who To The Prom?

I ran across this article today on Yahoo! Parenting, and I HAD to share it with you! It reminds you that there is good in the world, that some people’s hearts are still pure, and that not everyone is an a–hole! When this high school quarterback made a promise way back in the 4th grade […]

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If Texting Were Part Of Your Driver’s License Test

VIDEO – If Texting Were Part Of Your Driver’s License Test

Occasionally, I stumble across something that makes me seriously do a double-take. As in it’s so off-the-wall, abnormal, or unusual that I have a hard time believing it. We all know we’re not supposed to text and drive. Sadly, a lot of people do it anyhow. It would seem that some people don’t quite understand […]

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[Video] Angry Grandpa Is Brought To Tears With Sweetest Surprise

[Video] Angry Grandpa Is Brought To Tears With Sweetest Surprise

We all joke about having our kids support us when they grow up and become successful. We tease that it’s our reward for changing diapers, helping with math homework, and managing teenage attitudes. While we don’t actually expect our children to support us in our old age, it’s fun to daydream about a time when […]

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The HOA Turns Ugly…

I live in a new housing development that is ruled by a Homeowners Association (HOA).  If you aren’t familiar with an HOA, it is the Enforcer for cookie cutter neighborhoods.  The HOA makes sure that uniformity is adhered to, collect assessments and enforces the rules of the governing documents, or Covenants. The problem with HOAs […]

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Lessons I Learned From Living Alone

Instead of choosing to cohabitate in my 20’s, I chose to live alone. I chose to come home every day to an empty apartment – as least as far as living things went. For almost a year, there were no roommates and no boyfriends. There wasn’t even so much as a  plant. I learned the […]

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Life Lessons I Learned at The Beach

I love visiting the beach.  I love the ocean. Living in South Carolina means we have miles of beautiful coast line to visit any given weekend. As a child, we spent a week each summer at the beach. I’ve been to every beach in The Carolinas. I enjoy traveling. After we had kids, I started […]

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Bad Attitude Wednesday

  A local radio station has what they call “Bad Attitude Wednesday”.  Because it was mid-week, hump day, whatever you wanted to call it, it was okay to be in a bad mood on Wednesdays.  Even encouraged. I think we as parents deserve at least one day a week to be salty.  Air all of […]

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Celebrities are Just….Annoying

  Everyone’s making a big deal about Gwyneth Paltrow’s choice to try “surviving” a week on a $29 food stamp budget.  Key word there – choice.  Another key word?  Week – that’s all she had to “suffer through”.  The vast majority of people who are on food stamps don’t have the luxury to choose.  She. […]

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5 Ways I Know That I’m An Introvert

As I quickly approach my mid-thirties, there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that I’m an introvert. According to dictionary.com, introverts are generally defined as people who are primarily concerned with their own thoughts or feelings. How do I know? You can read my list of the 5 ways I know that I’m an […]

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Dreams Affecting Your Mood?

Have you ever had a dream that felt so real? It’s the kind of dream that leaves a lasting impression. You find yourself thinking about it throughout the day. Sometimes you remember the details very clearly, but sometimes it’s just a vague impression about someone or something that lingers.  I have those kinds of dreams […]

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5 Ways That You Can Tell I’m Not A Morning Person

It’s been said more than a few times that I’m working the wrong shift. I’m the farthest thing that you can get from being a morning person. I can’t wrap my head around people that can manage to wake up, exercise, shower, and eat breakfast – all before their little ones even get out of […]

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Our First Wedding Anniversary

This morning there was a contest on the radio. They wanted to hear about your worst wedding anniversary. I couldn’t get through, but I’m sure if I had, I would have won. Our first anniversary was pretty bad, but it was a reminder… marriage isn’t always easy and romantic. Marriage is hard, like our first […]

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Happy Birthday, 12-year old

Perusing my emails today, I noticed my sister-in-law sent out an invite inviting the family to my middle niece’s 12th birthday celebration next week.  12?!!  How in the hell did that happen?  This is the littlest of my nieces, even though she is the middle child.  She was a preemie and suffered from failure-to-thrive.  She […]

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Fighting The Sleep Battle – Or Not

I noticed a number of comments on one of my posts questioning why I let my son stay up until I’m ready to go to bed – usually somewhere around 11 PM. I thought I’d take a few minutes to fill in the blanks for those that are curious as well as, hopefully, help another […]

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