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Running Saved My Soul

Workouts and Grief : Did Running Just Save My Soul?

“Unfortunately, this is not good news”   The doctor’s formality could not hide the discouragement on his face. The heartbeat before I had been full of butterflies and anticipation. I blinked my eyes and it was all gone. I accepted the string of ultrasound papers as he handed them to me, showing me the evidence […]

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Lollipop superhero valentines

Valentine Superhero Lollipops

This time every year, the stores are filled with the latest Valentines.  About 5 years ago, I decided to start the tradition to make all of our Valentines instead of buying them.  Especially having boys, this holiday is usually geared towards us girls, (hey I’m not complaining).   I make these super hero lollipops for my […]

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5 Tips to help you not ChristmaSTRESS

Ever feel like the holidays are totally stressful and you’re constantly running behind and playing catch up?  Yep, I feel you.  No literally, this was me, every year, always.  I would dread the Christmas Stress even before turkey day rolled around. I finally took control of Christmas and started having fun again.  This might sound […]

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mother and friend

To Be Her Mother AND Her Friend

She catches me looking at her,  gives a little eye roll and says “what are you looking at mom, quit looking at me”.  It’s annoying to her, but I hope one day she will understand the gaze. I see her growing up so fast. She is funny, smart, super witty, giving, and she’s so good […]

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Thankful Pumpkin Tradition

Thankful Pumpkin Tradition

  Are you looking for a simple kid-friendly Thanksgiving tradition for your family? We were, so when we found the the Thankful Pumpkin it was an instant hit! The beauty of starting your own Thankful Pumpkin Tradition is it’s such a simple idea that allows for time spent together as a family, while teaching that […]

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Potty Training Trick or Treat

Potty Training: The Ultimate Trick-or-Treat

In this spooky season of trick-or-treating, let’s talk about the ultimate trick-or-treat: Potty Training (insert horror movie scream here). I think potty training is kind of like trick-or-treating for parents. There are special clothes, you have to ask extra politely, and there’s LOTS of candy involved. For some of you, this is a breeze (and […]

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