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The pros and cons of being a teacher and a mom

I would love to be a SAHM. I know it's hard work, but I would be happy to do it full time. However, leaving my job means more than losing my salary, which we do need to maintain our current lifestyle. I would also lose my fantastic health and retirement benefits, not to mention that [...]

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Inspiring Holiday Kids' Table Ideas

Setting the table is one of my favorite parts of preparing for holiday celebrations. Usually we have the kids sit with the adults at the big table, but I know many families who like to set a separate table for kids. Either way, these tables are inspiring for any holiday table. I'm definitely using craft [...]

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30 Play Tents to Make or Buy

When I started thinking of ideas for the new baby's nursery, I decided I wanted a space where Liam could hang out and read or do puzzles. As I started gathering inspiration, I realized that one fun way to do this would be to include a play tent that Liam would love and his baby [...]

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Splurge and Save: Baby Girl Shower

There are a lot of exciting things about having a girl, and one of them is planning a girly baby shower or sprinkle. I know someone usually plans the shower or sprinkle for the pregnant woman, but I love planning parties, so I've started thinking about how to have a fun party to honor our [...]

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Registry for Baby #2

If we had a baby and didn't buy anything new to prepare for her arrival, we would be fine. We have everything we really need, but since having Liam, a lot has changed and there are some new things I'd like to get if we have the funds. We likely won't end up with everything [...]

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Splurge and Save: Firetruck Birthday Party

I love planning parties, but I also love finding ways to make parties cute and fun without breaking the bank. I'm planning Liam's third birthday party (yes, it's six months away, but this is totally normal for me) and since he loves firetrucks, I've decided this party will go along with that theme. I've rounded [...]

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Last time and this time

I've heard it a thousand times: every pregnancy is different. While some things have been pretty similar to my pregnancy with Liam, not everything is exactly the same. I think many of the differences have to do with this not being my first pregnancy, but there have been other factors, as well. Click here to [...]

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