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Real Talk with Real Moms: Technology

I remember my first friend to get a pager.  It was seventh grade and it was a Christmas present from his parents, but he found it the week of Thanksgiving and was so excited that he promptly passed out the number to friends.  For the entire month of December he was then obligated to look dumbfounded when the small box under the tree would begin to vibrate endlessly during the evenings as their family was gathered around the television.  A couple years later I was a freshman in high school when I accompanied my dad to Dillards to pick out …

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Welcoming Ever…

I’m one of the three sisters, so there was never any doubt for me that these two girls I would call mine would come along with their own long list of differences, just as the three of us had.  Would she have Parker’s thick, moppy hair at birth? Would she join her sister in the nine pounder club?  Would she come into this world on her own or would she have to be coaxed out by modern medicine like her big sis?  After months of waiting, wondering, and eagerly anticipating our newest family member, we finally met her face to face early …

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Real Talk with Real Moms || Chores and Toddler Responsibility

  I feel like I should preface this post by saying that chores and toddler responsibility is still a topic that I am very much figuring out as I go, although I could say that about nearly all aspects of parenting.  As Parker nears the corner to three and a half, it’s something that I find myself thinking about more and more.  Not so much chores specifically.  We don’t expect her to mop the floors… yet ;),  but what should we expect of her at this age? How do I motivate her to be responsible and take ownership of …

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A Week’s Worth of Lunches for Back-to-School

Can you believe the new school year is upon us? It seems like just yesterday I was making our summer bucket list and yet the school supply list for Parker’s new preschool just arrived in my inbox last week. She is actually going to be starting at a new school this fall and we are all feeling super excited about it. I’m really glad to not be doing the daily commute that we’ve been keeping up for over a year now and I’m also looking forward to being able to pack her lunch for the first time!  Her current school provides …

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