Kids Sports Are Coming (Somebody Hold Me) #AflacSweeps #ad

Until now, my kids have been too young for organized sports. But the time is coming. My son has been talking about karate, soccer, baseball. Plus, he’s a serious climber with no fear. For a mom like me, who gets a knot in her stomach at the thought of her kids jumping in leaf piles…

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The year was 1986… #PeeweesPlayhouse

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This post was brought to you by Shout Factory who provided a media sample to facilitate my review. It was 1986. I was a Long Island girl with important things on my mind, like Duran Duran, purple eyeshadow and Stiff Stuff hairspray. Looming overheard? A move to Central Pennsylvania right before the start of my freshman…

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A Parenting Wake-Up Call #IamProtective

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias Like all new moms, I’ve been protecting my children since the day they were born. Protecting them from germs. Protecting them from mosquitos. Protecting them from crawling off the deck. Protecting their health, their safety, their feelings….

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A Little About My Cray Side with Ancestry.com #surnameproject

Thanks to Ancestry.com for sponsoring today’s post and helping me create a family tree! A funny thing has been happening to my last name lately. Have you seen it? (The t-shirt is from Kohl’s.) Yup, my last name is Cray. Well, my maiden name, but I still use it much of the time. I always…

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On Being "That" Mom

There’s just something about being “that mom” in the grocery store – you know, the plain one with the unwashed hair and no time to accessorize, trying to handle a yelping 1yo who wants to walk through the bulk candy aisle by herself and a 4yo who WILL. NOT. STOP. “mom, mom, momming” long enough…

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Make it a Coffee Moment: All-American S’mores Coffee #CMSalutingHeroes

  I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This post about using Nestle Coffee-mate coffee moments to honor our military veterans has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. In my neighborhood, the biggest party of the year is always held on the Fourth of…

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OMG, I Have Two Kids! {One Month Update}

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One month in, and we’re still standing!  (Actually, yesterday marked one full month with our baby girl, but a killer headache took priority and I hit the sack early.) Our sweet Little E was born at 7lb 7oz, but at her 2-week appointment she only weighed 7lb 3oz, so they had her listed as underweight….

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Spring Fever Then and Now {Orange Bunny Buns Easter Recipe}

We always want better for our kids, right? Sure, I want my son to have more than I had growing up. More opportunities, more experiences, more everything. But that’s not to say that what I had wasn’t good enough. Quite the opposite, really. In fact, as spring settles in and a sense of renewal hits…

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