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Outfits for Two: Dressed for the Ballet

I admit that since baby Juliza was born, it's been a challenge to find alone time with my older daughter. She is an amazing big sister who helps out a lot, but she rarely has mama to herself these days. That's been a big change. Within a 6-month time frame, my stepson came to live with us and we added [...]

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Donate Your Unused Airline Miles to Make-a-Wish

If you've been reading my blogs for a while, you know that my family has had an up-close and personal experience with cancer. What you may not know, because I never shared it here, is that because of my daughter's diagnosis, she was granted a wish by the Make-a-Wish foundation. If you're not familiar with them, Make-A-Wish grants the wishes [...]

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Breastfeeding Diaries: Newbie Challenges & Triumphs

I knew the moment I found out I was pregnant that I wanted to breastfeed this time. I stated as much publicly a few months ago. Having tried, and given up, with my first daughter, I thought of it as a do-over. I prepared myself and did a lot of reading on the subject, but putting it into practice is [...]

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Outfit: Put a Cork in It

I’M WEARING: Cork handbag and bracelet courtesy of Pelcor  | Old Navy initial sweater |  Jordache skinny jeans from Walmart | Thrifted Plenty by Tracy Reese ankle boots (here in dark brown and similar) |  Alex and Ani bracelets  | Walmart necklace  |  Knit hat from Payless (aff) As a plus sized woman, I learned long ago that, unfortunately, my options for eco-friendly clothing [...]

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Outfits: Five Ways to Wear a Tank Top

As you can imagine, since Miss Juliza came into our world, I haven't been doing a whole lot of dressing up. Or a whole lot of leaving the house. Or a whole lot of anything else but feeding her, working, and getting as much sleep as possible to avoid walking around like a zombie. But I have been wanting to [...]

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How Are You Preparing for Allergy Season?

As much as I love the spring — the newness, greenness and freshness of it all — I have to say I am not a fan of the return of allergy season. Funny, because noone in my immediate family has any serious allergies. Why, then, do I dread it so? Well, because I live in Georgia where the pollen count [...]

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St. Patrick’s Day DIY: Shamrock Headband & Tutu

I'll admit: When I was growing up, we didn't make a very big deal of St. Patrick's Day. We'd make jokes about leprechauns and pots of gold, but that was about it. So when Walmart challenged me to share a themed craft project for the holiday, I admit I was stumped at first. But having a cute, rolly polly baby [...]

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Spring Break DIY Idea: Decorate Your Kid’s Bike!

Spring Break means one thing around here. Well, it means a couple of things, but the most important one is that warm weather is finally returning. Which means that we can go outside! My daughter has been itching to ride her bike since mid-January, and now that that temps have been creeping up into the 70s some days, she's determined. [...]

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Read Across America Day: Spread the Dr. Seuss Love!

When I was a little girl, there was little I loved more than books. Maybe music or sugar, but that's about it. Books were my friends and the pathways to my (very active) imagination. You could always find me with my head in a book — even at the dinner table or in the bathroom. That last one may have [...]

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Repurposing Everyday Items Into Home Decor

You've got a lot of junk hanging around the house. But, is it really junk? Before you throw away that chest of drawers, or those random buttons that are piling up, maybe you should try repurposing them. You'll be surprised at just how pretty and chic they can be once you use them as decoration or for some other functional [...]

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