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Megan

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My View: Mask Maker, Mask Maker

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I started my Etsy shop back in 2015 after my daughter was born and I was going broke on bows. Every time I received a handmade order, I thought to myself, "I could make...
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Talked Down To

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Since having a second child, now 2.5 years ago, I often forget that I can take my son and do things with just him when big sister is at school.  So I did that....
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Awardless

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I had a conversation with a mom I didn't know online yesterday. She had posted in a local group about how her daughter's Kindergarten teacher had called the night before to give her a...
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When You No Longer Have a “Job” to Talk About

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Imagine sitting around the table at a restaurant with a group of either friends or family.  Everyone is discussing their lives- and by lives I mean work (because what you "do" carries so much...

I Went On A Trip And Didn’t Miss My Kids

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It's 3:30 a.m., and I'm standing on my front porch watching for my getaway car. The tires roll up the driveway, and I hustle to the car with my luggage and no one else's....

I’m a (Grateful) Complainer

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November is here--a time of gratefulness and giving thanks. Everywhere I go I see pumpkins, signs, and fall decor with "blessed," "thankful," "give thanks," and so on, beautifully written in cursive. It is a...

Halloween Costumes on the Thrift

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Halloween season is almost here! Between the pounds of candy and elaborate costumes, this holiday can take a toll on your bank account. Don't let yourself be fooled into thinking you have to pay...
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Teacher Mom Fail

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Running late as usual, I recently took my son to his Parents Day Out orientation. The director asked if I had a specific form ready and filled out.  Like a deer in headlights, I...

What Moms Really Want

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All moms need something different, all the time. It can change by phase of life or by season.  But all moms have needs. So what do we really want? Let's start off with what we...
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Summer Anti-Bucket List Challenge

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Go the park. Go to the movies. Make lemonade. Go to the pool. Go to a Royals game. Go camping. Make slime. Sell slime. Go to Worlds of Fun. Go on a trip. Stay...

Screen Free Travel

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Anyone who knows our family knows we are screen light. There are certain places where our kids will never (and yes, I know parents say "never" about a lot of things- but I mean...

The Lost Art of Thank You Notes

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There is a lost art. It's called thank you note writing. And it's a problem. It's interesting to me that there is so much talk these days about gratitude yet the practice of thank you...
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Creating My Own Moms Group

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There's so much talk these days about "mom tribes." What does that even mean exactly?  Just for fun, I plugged the word "tribe" into Google.  Here's what I got: "a social division in a traditional...
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A Letter To My Firstborn (Dog)

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Dear Firstborn, Almost a decade ago, your dad and I were married and promptly couldn't wait to adopt you. We found you online, you had been dumped and awaiting a home. Your dad wasn't sure,...