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Having Kids Means Having a Messy House


If you ever walk into my house, you won’t find a perfect picture. You’ll walk into a scene filled with toys lying all over the living room floor, some spillage stains on the tiles, laundry baskets full of folded up clothes under the stairs, our homeschool activities lying all over the kitchen table and a…… Continue reading Having Kids Means Having a Messy House

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9 Ways Older Siblings Can Help with a New Baby


I remember when I was a few months pregnant with Gremlin, I started worrying about how I would manage two kids, a career and a household (and Hubby Byren of course). How was I going to attend to two kids at the same time? Sure, Monster was already semi-independent but he still needed my help…… Continue reading 9 Ways Older Siblings Can Help with a New Baby

parenting · pregnancy

What I Wish My Husband Knew Before Our Firstborn


I wish there were truth-telling books available to have prepared my husband for the storm that awaited him after our firstborn came along. I provided him with a few articles and books to read as you do with the firstborn. Making sure he read them to help him ease into living with a first-time mom…… Continue reading What I Wish My Husband Knew Before Our Firstborn

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New Years Resolutions I Wish My Kids Would Make


I used to make New Year’s Resolutions… Up until the point that I realised that I was wasting paper and ink writing things down that I was never getting around to doing. Sounds familiar, right? So I made resolutions at the end of 2015 for 2016… And I don’t even remember what I had jotted…… Continue reading New Years Resolutions I Wish My Kids Would Make

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What This Mama Actually Wants for Christmas


I’m sure many a mama has said this phrase before, “No, I don’t want anything for Christmas” or “Nah, you don’t need to get me anything”. I’m one of those mamas. I would rather skip myself to ensure that the kids get their gifts, and a little something extra as well. So yes, I used…… Continue reading What This Mama Actually Wants for Christmas