create a summer bucket list with your kids

create a summer bucket list with your kids

The days are long, but the years are short. 

The same could be said about summer. Except that summer days are extra long, yet somehow summer seems to fly by in the blink of an eye. Before you know it you're snapping that first day of school picture with a spiffy new backpack and fresh school supplies wondering how your little baby became so grown up.

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how to break the mommy martyr cycle

how to break the mommy martyr cycle

Being a mom is hard. I know this because I've hidden in my closet and cried hot tears of exhaustion and frustration. I know this because my body has sustained injuries, aches, and pains as a result of becoming a mother. I also know this because our culture reminds me at every turn how hard motherhood is, but how worth it!

It's all true. It's hard and also worth it. 

But sometimes I fall into this trap of feeling at once self-satisfied AND indignant about everything I have suffered in the name of motherhood.

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best at-home teeth whitening system for busy moms

best at-home teeth whitening system for busy moms

In the past, my options to whiten my teeth were to use white strips from the drugstore or get my teeth professionally whitened at the dentist. I always found the white strips to be a bit slimy, and I could never get them to stay on my teeth long enough to do what they were supposed to do. Getting my teeth professionally whitened would be extremely expensive and would mean bringing a 4-year-old, a 2-year-old, and a 9-month-old along. That does not sound fun or relaxing.

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