The One Toddler Chore that Made my Life Easier

If you have a toddler, you know the battles can be mighty. And ridiculous. Why are we fighting over eating peas?!? How can you be terrified of your car seat? And why are the echos of your screams so loud in an indoor pool? More importantly: How are we going to get past this? Let […]

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Survival of the Fittest: ways to get your tot to play nice

This post originally appeared on Lionheart Lamb “Did you hear what your daughter did?” Those are never the words you want to hear from your child’s preschool teacher, but that was what I was hit with as soon as I walked through the door. “Ummm No,” I said, obviously worried. I was picking up my […]

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New business before new baby: Story behind Lionheart Lamb

Let me tell you how my heart broke.  I had just picked up my girls from daycare. My 1 year old was happily babbling in her seat, but my 3 year old was just staring out the car window with her tiny chin perched in her little hand. Usually, she was talkative. The silence worried […]

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Mother’s Day: Ode to my young Mothers

I’m praying it’s 6 a.m.  But, we all know, it’s at least a few minutes before. I hear the door. Not another second goes by and two tiny little lips squished between two soft and pudgy cheeks are in my face saying “Mommy?” Then come the giggles. Then comes the stuffed animal tossed onto my […]

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Why I disappeared for 3 months and no one noticed

Remember the real life “Runaway Bride”? I’m taking you way back to 2005, when a woman named Jennifer Wilbanks went missing. The search went from a small town in Georgia, to a nationwide hunt. People assumed her fiancé killed her. But then she called him from New Mexico saying she was kidnapped and gave a […]

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I need help! And here are cheap ways I find it

There’s a pride in doing something on your own. No one will argue that. And if you follow this blog, you know I’m an extreme DIY-er. But the less endearing term for that condition is “control freak.” No organic arugula at Costco? No problem, I’ll grow it. That beaded chandelier is $1,500?!?! I just ordered […]

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Don’t deprive your child of a Christmas disaster

I’m with you, standing here in the Target checkout line with the perfect wrapping paper to compliment the fun, yet educational toys under the tree. The ribbons will match. Maybe a sprig of evergreen? I mean, a 2 year old will appreciate the Pinterest worthiness of the whole thing, right? After this, I’m running home […]

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Women, please stop insulting your own gender (and my children)

I was walking around Costco in yoga pants and messy hair with my two little girls sitting in the cart (sound familiar?). They had a cracker sample in one hand and a fruit sample in the other, happy as can be. “Oh wow, two girls? You have your hands full.” the older lady wearing a […]

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Leaving the best part of me on the table

It was the perfect September evening. The weather was just slightly crisp and the tips of the trees just started to turn a rusty orange. My glass of wine was half full as we sat with friends … and toddlers. That’s when a small miracle happened. “Why don’t we take the kids home and you […]

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The Sweet Life: kicking the sugar habit

Years ago, I was on assignment in the middle of nowhere Kentucky, which meant the only restaurant available for lunch was a Wendy’s. But no problem. There’s always a healthy option. You just have to make the best choices. The worker handed me my order. “Umm…excuse me,” I said, “I asked for the low fat […]

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