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

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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… [read more]

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… [read more]

A Parenting Wake-Up Call #IamProtective

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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…. [read more]

A Moment Between Mothers

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Someday, I will be the old woman who walks up to an overwhelmed mother in a parking lot as she juggles two small children, bags of groceries and a cart that won’t stay put.  I won’t notice that she has broken a sweat, but rather how beautiful it is that her rosy-cheeked, teething baby is sleeping peacefully against… [read more]

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

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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… [read more]