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Sweet Stack for 4th of July… pop!

Sugar... so sweet... I love love love sugar. And I adore the 4th of July. Something … [Read More...]

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Traveling Doctors & Date Night Dilemmas. #IntelAIO

What to do when your husband jets off to a volunteer medical mission and leaves you at … [Read More...]

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Friendship After Babies…

Friendships change after babies. They get bigger, smaller, better or worse. Some … [Read More...]

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Me Time Motivation: Get A Sitter. Go Shop.

Get a sitter for Me Time. Ha. Easier said than done... (this coming from someone who's … [Read More...]

'DISNEYLAND FOREVER' SPARKLES IN THE NIGHT SKY -- 'Disneyland Forever,' a new fireworks spectacular at the Disneyland Resort, illuminates the sky above Sleeping Beauty Castle. 'Disneyland Forever' transports guests into the worlds of beloved Disney and Disney•Pixar films through traditional pyrotechnics, innovative projection mapping technology and surprising special effects. (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort)

Disneyland with Grandpa. No princesses necessary. #Disneyland60

Every time Father's Day rolls around, I usually write something about my husband (how he freaks me out, the things I learn from him, blah blah blah)... but I rarely write about my own dad. Because … [Read More...]

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Dance Mom Diary: Make it BIG. SO BIG.

BIGGER. BIGGER! Make it bigger. Do it bigger. Bigger is better. (Dance mom here.) Anyone who studied dance at the same studio I did growing up (you know who you are... Smooth Criminals … [Read More...]

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A fancy easy vacation snack. If you’re not on vacation.

Who's *NOT* on vacation? ME. Nope. Not bitter at all. Nobody tells you that vacation planning gets more complicated when you have children to contend with (schedules! classes! complexity of flying!) … [Read More...]

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Parenting on the go. When real life makes you to go missing.

Last week I was on NBC's Today Show. (Whoa. Did that happen? Yes it did. Unless someone fabricated these pictures.) Nope. Nobody fabricated these pictures. These pictures really happened. … [Read More...]

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An unfabulous FAIL: Made for Today Show. {VIDEO}

The Today Show. THE Today Show. As of this writing, I'm going to be on it tomorrow morning (Tuesday June 2). Or, if you're reading this after airtime... then I was on it. Ha. How did this happen? I'm … [Read More...]

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Faith and strange places.

Lots of things happening lately. Lots of things in strange places. Places I've never been before. Despite your undying efforts to put on your fabulous shoes, you sometimes you find yourself … [Read More...]

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Confessions of a married single mom.

Guess what: I'm a single mom who's married. I actually said those exact words out loud (more than once) to friends, family and acquaintances this past week. I'm a single mom who's married! … [Read More...]