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doing what matters most to your kids
Until our children become parents themselves, they will never know how much we do for them or understand our level of dedication.
Being a mother means loving someone so fiercely that it scares the hell out of you.
It’s also exhilarating in the most beautiful way. Your heart is open, exposed and vulnerable to both the bliss and heartbreak that comes with caring for these little ones. Everything that happens in their childhood echoes into their future and that’s a pretty daunting notion.
What if we screw up? What if we’re too harsh? Too soft? Are we giving them too little attention or too much?
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While it seems that everyone is claiming the Tarte Shape Tape concealer as their new HG, this girl had her doubts.
Not only do I have stubborn dark circles, I also have the sunken-eyeball look to top it off. No concealer can defeat such vast shadows, but if I can at least address the coloring, it’ll be considered a victory to me.
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Finally, my little guy is old enough that we can start creating some holiday traditions together. He also loves to cook, so I thought it’d be fun to start by making treats. There are so many cute options out there, but most of them don’t allow for a 2 ½ year old to do more than pour in some ingredients. I think we have come up with some good options, so why not pass them along?
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It’s time to plan for a week of pumpkin themed tot school!
I love fall. I know everyone says it, but I swear I love it WAY more than they do. I love it so much that I sleep in a bed of brightly colored crisp leaves from my backyard. Also, I put pumpkin spice into more than just lattes. I have pumpkin spiced toothpaste, lotion, eye drops and car gasoline.
It may be selfish of me, but I see tot school as another opportunity to completely submerge myself in the feeling of fall. There’s something so nostalgic about this particular season and who isn’t a sucker for nostalgia? I also want to make memories for my children in hopes that they continue to celebrate and make a big deal out of each season and holiday. Some people may call it brainwashing… I call it love.
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