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Take A Picture It Will Last Longer

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen38 Comments

Last week our family took a much needed little vacation and headed for San Diego. It has been a long time since we have had the opportunity to do something like this and for desert dwellers like us, the ocean is a particularly powerful siren song. I don’t see myself as a photography guru or anything, but I think there …

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7 Tips For Coping On Even The Worst Days

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen30 Comments

Before we begin, let’s make it clear, I am not a psychiatrist. Nor do I have the secret to magically transcend anxiety or stress. If experience is education, however, I do feel pretty comfortable speaking on the subject. Although my ability to speak freely and calmly about how I handle these things is, at best, a recent development. During this …

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The “Back to School” medicine caddy!

In Parenting, Reviews by Jen16 Comments

I have received information and materials from JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER, Inc., McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division, LLC. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post. #PositivelyPrepared #BacktoSchool #CollectiveBias We started school a little over 2 weeks ago and of course, we were not even fully into the first week when several of my children came home with …

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Five Motherhood Myths Debunked

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen54 Comments

I have been a mother for almost 15 years now. I currently have a preschooler, a pre-tween, a pre-teen and a full on teen at home. So although I don’t really fall into the certified parenting “professional” slot, I  feel mostly like my rookie parenting card has been punched enough times to have moved on to moderately experienced parenting. Meaning …

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The Kings Of Road Tripping

In Motherhood, Parenting, Reviews by Jen26 Comments

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetPackin #CollectiveBias I have a family of six and flying my entire brood anywhere means dropping some serious cash, so instead, we travel by car. A lot. I actually think some of my children might have never even set foot in an airport. Indicating …

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Compassion Versus Being An A-Hole

In Parenting by Jen30 Comments

This last week was a lot. It was the week of a traumatic event for my family, a horrific national mass shooting and a terrible tragedy involving a toddler at Disney World. Just when I felt overwhelmed by tragedy, more would follow. My emotions have been rubbed raw and I know I am not the only person who felt this …

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Remember The Brave

In Cooking & Crafting, Parenting by Jen18 Comments

The month of May is always very busy for our family. We are only 16 days away from the end of the school year. Hooray! I have always loved that the end of the school year is marked by the Memorial Day Celebration here in the States and since I was a young girl, my family has spent the early …