Why I’m dedicated to becoming educated about what to do when you have a choking baby


Today was not the best day ever, that’s for sure. Started out rough, tantrums, refusing to get dressed, spills, kicking, whining. All of that was nothing compared to what happened next.

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Our 1 year anniversary

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Well thank God this year’s gift is paper because finances when you first start a life together are less than ideal.

Have you ever heard of the Gifts by Year list? I didn’t know anything about it until my grandmother mentioned it to me a while back. If you’re like me and didn’t know there was even such a thing, you can click here to see what it’s all about. I can’t wait until year 6… candy.

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How the Mom’s Stuff Salve has saved my wandering feet


I’m a total nelipot. If you’re wondering what in the world that is and most likely you are, a nelipot is someone who walks with bare feet. Yes I wear shoes in public but I truly prefer to go without shoes when I can. I’d always get in trouble as a kid for running to get the mail or letting the dog out with bare feet in the middle of winter and our mailbox was not close to the door! I was always the one walking on the gravel path down to the beach while my friends winced in pain. I have year-round “summer feet.”

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My child’s first “protective big sister” moment

My oldest daughter had her first “protective big sister” moment today at the library.

My 8 month old Winter was sitting on a blanket playing with some toys that we had brought from home. My two year old Paisley was playing in the distance with some library toys. We had just gotten out of our story time group and kids were everywhere. A little boy came over and picked up one of Winter’s toys.

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