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Marriage

Putting Your Spouse First

I will never forget the day my mother-in-law handed me a book, The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands by Dr. Laura Schlessinger. My initial reaction was something like, “What about the proper care and feeding of ME,” which later led me to believe…

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Why We Don’t Do Playdates

Trust me, we aren’t the most popular of parents amongst our three children when the topic of playdates arises, as it does on a regular basis. Much of why we have opted out is simply out of necessity. If you are feeling pressured to make playdates a thing…

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20 Non-Toy Gift Ideas

If your house is anything like mine, then it is probably overflowing with too many toys that seem to never get played with or are missing pieces. As birthdays and holidays come around each year, the toy box continues to grow, sometimes out of our control…

I Promise to Love You and Your Children Well

I Promise to Love You and Your Children Well

Sometimes people look at me a little funny when I tell them I work for the Bloomington Moms Blog. You see, I’m not a mom. I am happily married, have a dog that is awesome, have great brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews, but we have no children of our own…
You Sure Have Your Hands Full

You Sure Have Your Hands Full

It’s inevitable. When I take my tribe anywhere, at least once I will hear, “You sure have your hands full!” I don’t necessarily take this as a criticism, and it is much preferred over other comments I receive (“Are these all yours?” or simply “Woah!”)…
When Your Child Doesn't Make the Team

When Your Child Doesn’t Make the Team

Growing up, my son always played sports. I wanted to encourage his love of sport, so anything he wanted to try, I signed him up for at least once. Throughout the years we’ve tried a lot – basketball, soccer, baseball, tennis, track, you name it…
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When Infertility Still Hurts

Social Media is funny sometimes. I look back at things I said years ago and read comments I don’t remember making. There are pictures of my newborn boy sucking on a pacifier. I see status updates about sleepless nights and copious coffee consumption…

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To a Momma and Her Child with Special Needs

I have watched the way you have carried a burden many would buckle under for the last two years. From the day you were put on complete bed rest to the day your twins arrived 16 weeks early, I saw. In the days that followed that whirlwind, as you fought for…

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Let’s Talk About Lice, Baby…

So, after pondering the ridiculous impact a tiny little bug had on my life recently, I decided to do some education. Because guess what? There is a lack of lice education in the world! There was for me, and my guess is there is for many people out there…

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Tips for Thriving as a Single Mom

It takes a village. I know, I know. Everyone says that…but it’s true. Being a parent is hard. Doing it alone can feel impossible. And quite honestly, sometimes you just need a break. You can’t be all things to all people. It’s important as a single mom…

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