My Ten Most-Loved Health and Beauty Items

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  1. Pond’s cold cream cleanser. My grandmother and my mom passed this down to me. It takes make-up and mascara off leaving your face soft. I use a warm wash cloth to take it off. The washcloth gets black marks from my mascara. I have a bunch so I… Read more »

The Decision: Working Mom or Stay-At-Home Mom

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I’m just taking a poll today. I am an elementary school teacher by trade, but currently a stay-at-home mom. I plan to stay home one more year, then go back to work when my youngest starts kindergarten. I am curious: what would you do? By, the way, my pick is option… Read more »

Why Georgia, Why?

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I’m borrowing from John Mayer’s song title. I love that song! The lyrics are lost and searching and his voice is so sexy and soulful, never mind his rep with the ladies! Today I’m thinking about why I’ve made Georgia my home. I moved here for love the summer of… Read more »

Opening up about the tougher parenting days

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Today I ran into a mom at my local grocery store who candidly shared a lousy morning with her kids and the challenges in parenting her individual kids. We casually know one another as our kids go to the same schools.Her start to the day and working through challenging behaviors… Read more »

Smitten with Charleston and Isle of Palms

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I am back from a short getaway in the Charleston area, arriving late Friday after about a six hour drive from the Atlanta area and departing Tuesday at noon. We stayed at the Wild Dunes resort’s Port O’ Call. My brother and I both have two young sons around the same age–we… Read more »

A Hunger for Unwavering Faith

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I am coming back to you, God As the years pass I have wavered in and out Of focusing on your light I am coming back to you, God To seek your light, your will To let your love give me strength To have unrelenting faith in your existence I… Read more »

Mourning and Celebrating the End of the Baby Stage

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I love being a mom. I had a good experience with my pregnancies, child births, and breastfeeding both of my sons. It wasn’t all peachy as sleep deprivation, ear infections, and settling into the responsibility of motherhood took some adjustment. I wasn’t free to do as I pleased anymore. I… Read more »

An “Epic” Parenting Fail and Understanding My PMS

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Epic fail parenting this afternoon. Epic fail getting along with my husband. We just moved in so I hope the neighbors didn’t hear me yelling at everyone. I’m a little sleep deprived and it’s that time of the month. My kids and husband were !@#$%^  today…well from about 2:45-3:45pm.  It passed. We… Read more »

Embrace it: The Chaos of Life! Whoever You Are, Whatever You Do.

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“You gotta embrace the speed. You gotta embrace the fear. You gotta embrace the chaos, you gotta make it your friend. If you resist it, you break. Enjoy the insanity.” ~ Robert Wong, Chief Creative Officer, Google Creative Lab This quote was not written for me, the stay-at-home mom. I am… Read more »