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Earn money to try free diapers

Did you know the average grand total of diapering your child for 3 years is 4,469 diapers!? That equals over $2,000 on diapers alone! I’m glad those diaper days are behind me, but I feel the pain of my parent friends who are…

It’s the PINK-honest truth

This is a sponsored post in a really good way. Please read on: Moms do a lot of things they don’t REALLY want to do. For example, I don’t REALLY like to fold and hang up all the laundry that child can produce. I don’t like to spend nine…

Life lessons in Flashback Fridays

Thanks to this four year old photo which popped up in my “Facebook memories”, I got to reflect on some significant life lessons that I have sadly had to learn since it was taken. Four years ago today, wow. What a roller coaster we’ve…

The Curmudgeon Goes To Camp

The Cupcake is 7. This is the first year I decided to keep her “home” for the summer. I work from home, so it’s a true test of her independence -- and my patience. So far, we’ve front-loaded the summer with camps and other than her…

Our “conscious uncoupling”

I’ve never connected with Gwyneth Paltrow before I had the realization that I’m having a “conscious uncoupling” from my six year old. It’s not my idea, it’s the Cupcake’s. And don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled with her newfound sense…

Spoiler Alert: Where babies come from

I was just innocently driving home from soccer practice. “Mommy, how does the baby get into the mommy’s tummy?”  Thoughtful pause… “The Daddy puts it there.” (Why didn’t I say something about a stork, or God, or – look, there’s a…

First Day, First Grade

She did it. She started first grade. In a whole new school. Making all new friends. With an all new (to her) teacher. The old Princess Cupcake would have been a clingy, worried mess. We would have had a melt-down the evening before…

This Dallas Mom is not afraid

My mother, God rest her soul, missed out on some amazing moments and years upon years of family events. She missed out a chance to enjoy her retirement with her new husband. She missed seeing me walk down the aisle, holding her…
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