A Toddler Has His Limits

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This is how he is 90% of the time... What do you do when your child doesn't listen to you and your disciplinary words aren't resonating with him? You pull out the paddle of correction. And by paddle, I mean my hand. Yup, I spank my kid. Notice that I didn't say beat because there is ...

Can You Really Have It All?

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Healthy family life, successful career, and enriching spiritual life. Sounds like the perfect trifecta, but can it actually be achieved? Well, once you get the answer, pass it along my way! Back in my "serial reality show watcher" days, I recall when Bethenny Frankel was first on The Real Housewives. She started as a "single and ...

Wanna Lose Weight? Have a Toddler

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"You won't be needing THIS anymore..." This may be the shortest post I ever do, but I'm so short on time. While I was having dinner today, I realized something—it's so hard to eat when you have a one year old. I don't know if Jayden is going through a growth spurt or what, but this ...

Failing to Plan? Plan to Fail

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As I get older, I realize that I have to literally plan everything if I'm going to do it. I never thought I'd have to be the "planner book" type of person. I usually wing it and play things by ear. But slowly, I'm letting things slip through the cracks. Not a good look. Case and ...

First Day of “Daycare” in the Books

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My son has never been supervised by someone outside of family before. He gets "grandma & grandpa daycare" during the week, and my sister has watched him for an extended period of time before; but we never left him with a qualified stranger before. That is, until Sunday. Jayden has been eligible for our church's ...

Why Mexican Food is Overrated

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I don't get the fascination with Mexican food. Well, let me not condemn the whole culture. I'm really just talking about Tex-Mex food. That seems to be the "no-brainer" favorite for most Texas natives. (For those of you who don't know, Tex-Mex is Mexican food with an American twist. I guess Americans don't want to ...

Oh… You’re Still Here? (The Married Life)

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The two questions I get when people find out that I dated my husband Brandon for five years before we got married are: "Why did you wait so long?" "How is marriage different than dating?" To answer the first question, we started dating in college. That lasted for two years, then our relationship was long distance for ...

New Look! You Likey?

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After blood, sweat, and tears (okay.. not tears, but serious frustration), I finally launched my new website! If you're looking around and not noticing anything new, clear your browser's cache and try again because this site has gotten a complete makeover, hun-tay! Now I won't look around the web and find people with the exact ...