Finding Your *Perfect* Rhythm

School started last week and the initial report? It is kicking our butt. In mostly good ways. The beauty of the school year is that it brings about consistency, routine and a rhythm which we all so desperately crave. The dogs days of summer and its carefree nature are lovely, but come the end of…

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The Day the Preemie Went to Kindergarten

The preemie started kindergarten this week. He did beautifully. I, however, had a slightly rougher time. While the world sees this… I couldn’t forget this…or this… or about 8 billion other moments that led us to the kindergarten door. You see, back in September 2009 I begged God for a miracle. Like, begged. I remember…

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5 Things I Wish I Would’ve Known as a First-Time School Mom

Depending upon how today’s going, you’re either saying “pass the tissues” or “where’s the party?” I don’t think there’s one right reaction for a mom putting her first baby through school. It affects us all differently. However, I suspect that for you veteran mommas, you’ve learned a thing or two as you’ve ushered in many…

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HDYDI: Sort, File & Keep Kids’ School Papers

Oh, hello summer. It is so very nice to meet you. Last week on Instagram, I shared this photo. Y’all asked how I did it and so I’m dishing. Imitation is flattery and so goes this project. Jen from iHeartOrganizing lit the proverbial fire under my Texas touche to get my kids’ papers under control.…

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The Two Words Every Mom Dreads in the Summer

Before the dread, let’s talk about the joy. Yesterday, we finished school. Sayonara 7th, 4th, 3rd and 1st grade. Hello 8th, 5th, 4th, 2nd and pre-k. Yes, that just happened. Somehow I just became the mom of a final-year middle schooler, a budding tween, a sassy elementary gal, a first communicant, a pre-ker and a…

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