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My Kids DON’T NEED a HOT mom

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The recent HOT topic about the mom who posted a picture showing off her post-babies bod has been on my mind a lot these past few weeks. The changes my body is going through while being pregnant with my third...

Teaching Thankfulness

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Last night, as I was tucking my son into bed, I asked him what he was thankful for.  The conversation went like this: Me: Let’s say our prayers. What are you thankful for today? M: I’m thankful that I’m a leaf...
There are many people that will greatly influence the lives of your kids – teachers, neighbors, grandparents, etc. While all of those are important in my son’s life, the person that rises to the top isn’t among that list....
"I'm so sorry you have to go back to work." I received this sentiment in my email inbox from a well-meaning stay-at-home mama friend when I announced that my maternity leave was ending and I'd be going back to work...

Silent Grief

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                    Next week will mark the day I've been dreading for nine months. It's the day I was supposed to be meeting our second baby. Instead, my first ultrasound last March confirmed a baby but no heartbeat. A few weeks later, I...
Two things I know are true: 1) moms are busy, which means we have a hard time finding time to work out (in a later post, we can talk more about how to find time for things like this!)...
Oh! I bet you have already guessed the BIG ones, haven't you? The ones that fall into the "cardinal sin" category and bring out the threats of washing a child's mouth out with soap. (WAIT - I have either caused you...
I have serious issues when it comes to the dentist. It might have something to do with my obsession with teeth while also being genetically prone to cavities; it might also have a lot to do with a story...

Cereal For Dinner

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In my last post, I wrote about my love/hate relationship with meal planning and grocery shopping.  This week, I was feeling great about our trip to the grocery store and good about dinner plans, as well.  Ironically, we had cereal for...

Stress-Busters

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We all have stress; that's no surprise to anyone. But I think it's fair to say we've been surprised by how some people respond to stress. Have you ever been faced with a stressful situation and had one of...

The Waiting Room

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We announced to our family and friends on May 5th of this year that we are deciding to grow our family through adoption.  On June 3rd, we published our online adoption profile and told the world about our search...
In the Marasco house, we LOVE football! Be sure to understand me when I say WE, because I don't just mean that my husband watches it while I tolerate it. NO, I am a HUGE fan of football, as...
This summer, during the crazy time of my church’s Vacation Bible School, my dear friend posted on Facebook a sweet bed-head photo of her nine-month-old on the morning of the last day of  VBS week.  The early morning light...
The research. The networking. The thrill of the first call. The interview ... from the first "no way in hell" to the last "that person was awesome," I loved every minute of our daycare search. Yep. You read that...
One night, as I was doing the never-ending dishes, I found myself having a pretty negative self-talk dialogue. "I'm so tired, why do my kids eat so much, why do I keep cooking, are theses dishes ever going to end,...

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The Mom’s Guide to the Kansas City Museum

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This post is sponsored by the Kansas City Museum. After seven years of being closed for renovations, the Kansas City Museum reopened in 2021 after...
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