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If you’re like me, a mom of too many, you do laundry ALL. THE. TIME. And if you’re like me, you’re busy. So busy, in fact, that there may be times when you neglect to check the pockets of dirty laundry. Sometimes, the pockets contain loose change. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, a couple actual dollars.…

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Mothering is…

Using the plastic blue fish plate for your breakfast because you’re just happy to be able to grab a bite. Having a 30 minute discussion on the pros/cons of SAMs Club vs COSTCO Having memberships to both SAMs and COSTCO, but you still have no food in the house so you’re buzzing through the McDonalds…

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four year anniversary

Today, Facebook reminded me that four years ago was my last day at “work” before I switched jobs to be a stay at home mom. I left my position as the manager of marketing for a Chicago architecture firm a few months before the twins were born. I was prepared to stay on until labor…

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itsy bitsy

“Mama,” Avery said as I was getting her off the potty, “can you get the itsy bitsy spider that is in the garbage?” “Mmmm….” I replied distractedly.  “We need to get your pull up on and into bed.” “Ok, Mama. But then you’ll get the itsy bitsy spider?” I ignored the request as I tossed her…

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car talk

In the past six months the twins have had a “verbal explosion” They’ve been talking for quite some time, but now they are really into carrying on conversations with me as well as with each other. They are also very curious about the world around them and are constantly making observations and asking questions. Funny…

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look behind you

“Mommy, look what we’re doing!”  Owen called from the backseat of the car.   I sighed and took a deep breath. Whatever it was, it couldn’t be good, and wasn’t worth turning around and risk crashing the car.  Since the twins had started talking, they have both gotten very good at not only telling on…

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pants optional?

Dave yelled “bye” as he walked out the door, and both Goos went running to the window to wave goodbye to him. I stood there thinking “how sweet” for about 4 seconds until Owen started to take his Jammie pants off. I shook my head and started to look for my phone. A pic of…

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the puppy sticker

Don’t keep reading if a little foul language offends your eyes. Do keep reading if you are a fan of Target. “Where is my STICKER?” Owen screamed. I sighed. We’d been at the playground for a whole 10 minutes before the first melt down. I calmly told him it was in the car, but he…

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