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5 Things I Thought I’d Know by 34

Apparently I’m an adult now, and have been for years. Oh my.

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Back to School Mommy Link Round-up

Oh man, you guys. School starts here in a week. A WEEK! Anyone else having a bazillion thoughts running through their brains, including but not limited to: AAAAAAAHHH!!! WHERE DID SUMMER GO?! 2. Did we make the most of every magical moment? Were any moments actually magical? Were too many of them magical? Did I WASTE THIS…… Continue reading Back to School Mommy Link Round-up

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10 Things No One Told You About Your 30s

Let’s just say getting old isn’t for the faint of heart… Some of your parts get creaky My husband had minor knee surgery a few weeks ago, and the surgeon prepped him by saying, “Well, for younger people, we do one thing, but for older people like you…” At that point my husband stopped listening because those…… Continue reading 10 Things No One Told You About Your 30s

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5 Things Nobody Told Me About Adding Baby #2

No matter how well you’ve prepared for certain big things in life, you can never be fully prepared. Whether you’re surrounded by well-wishers offering advice or totally alone on an island, there will be things you just didn’t predict until the big event happens. I had some idea of what welcoming baby #2 into our lives would…… Continue reading 5 Things Nobody Told Me About Adding Baby #2

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Top 10 Parks in South Orange County

Before having a toddler myself, I didn’t realize how vital parks are to parenting success. As one of my friends put it, “Kids are like dogs. You have to run them or they’ll tear up the house.” So, so true. South Orange County has an embarrassing number of phenomenal parks. From playgrounds to sports parks to adventure-themed spaces,…… Continue reading Top 10 Parks in South Orange County