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Surviving the Long Winter with Kids

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Surviving winter with kids in the Midwest is not for the faint of heart. We moms have to pull out every trick in the playbook in order to keep our sanity intact. Winter doesn’t technically...

ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILLS: A MOM’S PERSPECTIVE

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I had just walked into the classroom with my three year old and baby when our teacher dropped the news: “They moved the ALICE drill to today, during our play group.” My heart dropped....

WHY EVERY MOM SHOULD FLOAT

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Does anyone else remember the “Calgon, take me away” commercials? When life stresses a mom out, she retreats to her own world with the help of body wash (I think that’s what calgon is)....

WHAT MOMS DO

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“Carry me mama” pleads my 3 year-old I respond with a “I don’t think I can buddy, not with a baby in my tummy” gesturing towards my sizeable 30 week pregnant belly. “But you have...

WORLD SPACE WEEK AND BEYOND IN THE QC

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Did you know that October 4-10th is World Space week? In our house, we have two different career aspirations. My 5 year old wants to be an Astronaut or a NASA engineer and my...

SEPTEMBER BUCKET LIST

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September is that wonderful time where the weather begins to turn cooler, hints of color appear on the trees and the slow creep of pumpkin spiced everything begins. Kids are back in school and...

KIDS ROCK! KID FRIENDLY CONCERTS AND VENUES IN THE QC

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To those that know me, it comes as no surprise that I love music, especially live music. My husband and I met and re-met at concerts, some of our first dates were concerts and...

HOW BEING A CAMP COUNSELOR PREPARED ME FOR MOTHERHOOD

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Shortly after graduating high school, I set off for my first summer at a place dubbed “The Closest Place to Heaven on  Earth.” I drove down a gravel road and down a winding hill...

WHAT A MASSAGE THERAPIST SEES WHEN SHE LOOKS AT A MOM

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As a massage therapist, I hear all the time how people feel about their body. Oftentimes, during someone’s first appointment I’ll get apologies for all sorts of minor bodily features. I get comments about...

STOCKING AN ARTS AND CRAFTS PANTRY

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Flour, sugar, salt, basic ingredients that most would consider pantry staples. The great thing about having a well stocked pantry is being able to create so many great dishes without a lot of planning...

GOING DINOSAUR CRAZY IN THE QC

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Dinosaur Train, Dino Dan, Jurassic World (the Lego version at least) This is my life with two little boys. They love all things dinosaur. They dress up as dinosaurs, I step on dinosaur figurines....

WHAT OUR WRITERS ARE READING

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February, while short in days seems to drag on forever, especially after the flurry of Valentines has settled. It is still cold outside and cabin fever might have started to settle in.  Sounds like...
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