The In-Law Christmas Gift Guide

I tend to overthink things in an effort to make sure I'm getting something that the person definitely needs or will absolutely appreciate. While these are the right aims, sometimes letting go and hoping they know it's the thought that counts is what really matters. Christmas is the time of year that I need to remind myself of that the most.

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9 Things I wish I knew before baby (Number 3 is key!)
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9 Things I wish I knew before baby (Number 3 is key!)

Heard the saying "experience is the best teacher"? It was never truer for me than when I had my baby. From the very first day she was born, a ton of things I'd like to have known and/or believed before I'd given birth. A ton. Number 3 will explain why there aren't more points in this list! The top 9 things i wish i knew before baby Your baby's cries…

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15 Quick baby-friendly dinner ideas
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15 Quick baby-friendly dinner ideas

Getting anything done with a baby around can be challenging. That's why I'm always looking for mommy tips and hacks. I'm also always on the hunt for quick yummy recipes that work for us all. I turned to some real moms for quick and easy baby friendly family dinner ideas. These all look so good and I can't wait to try some of them out. Go through the photos and…

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13 First time mum tips and hacks for sanity
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13 First time mum tips and hacks for sanity

First time mum tips and hacks for sanity in the first three to six months especially I've written previously about some of the things that can put a mother down aka drive her crazy! I know I'm not alone in any of the points I expressed there and so I thought I'd put it to other moms to say how they dealt with different things that made them feel like…

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Grandparents Day
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Grandparents Day

I did not spend as much time with either of my grandmothers as my siblings did. I'm sure that's why thinking of Grandparents Day makes me consider my parents' relationships with my nieces and nephews and my own daughter rather than my personal relationship with my grandparents. I remember seeing my father for the first time in almost in six years and being struck by just how much he'd aged.…

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For husbands: That’s life. Deal with it.
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For husbands: That’s life. Deal with it.

That's life, deal with it. There’s nothing more emotionally draining and dissatisfying for me than to hear the words “That’s life. Deal with it.” Especially when they’re coming from the person you’ve decided to “do life” with. If "deal with it" means just go with it, then that doesn't sit right with me. Not always. In my mind, there are a lot of things that happen in life...that can go…

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