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7 Ways To Keep Your Home Safe For Your Kids


There's a lot that can happen around the home in an instant. I was recently reminded of this when we had new granite countertops installed in our kitchen when I realized just how much harder these were than our old plastic laminate. They seem like an accident waiting to happen for a fast moving childs head. It's not something we considered when we were pricing them

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Facebook Yard Sale Sites Are Worse Than Walmart


Have you visited any of these groups that are popping up on Facebook? I swear we’re this close to having a “People of Facebook Yardsale Sites” website pop up!

In our area they are plentiful, there is at least one for each specific city, and then there are other groups for counties, general areas, you name it! My husband and I both joined a few when they started popping up because they seemed like a great place to find good deals. We’re not very good at the whole yard sale thing, we never seem to find anything and frankly the crazy crowds make me, well, crazy. So this seemed like a perfect solution…wrong!

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20 Things We Need To Stop Saying To Parents Of ADHD Children


This is not just about ADHD. It’s not just about children who don’t fit into some predetermined mold. It’s about us, as mothers, supporting one another as mothers.

It’s about having each other’s back and realizing that each child was given a unique mother for a very good reason. None of us received the children we did from God by accident. We have exactly the right children. Maybe we need to learn from them, or maybe they need to learn from us, or more likely we are learning from each other.

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Motherhood Is An Extreme Sport


It occurred to me this morning as I, once again, broke a sweat just trying to wrangle my two kids out the door so they could get the kids school on time that motherhood is an extreme sport.

I know that the Olympics are behind us for this year, and like you I’m more than ready to move on from the talk of elite athletes and dedication to training routines. But, I do think we’ve overlooked the incredible agility, athleticism, and dedication that mothers exhibit on a daily basis. That’s okay though because really, motherhood is much more X-Games, than it is the stately and prestigious Olympics anyway. Or maybe even one of those made up sporting events you’ll catch on Cable TV at 3 a.m. when you’re awake…for absolutely no reason.

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