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The Pinterest-Worthy Parties: Are They Really Worth It?

Since I’ve become a mom, I’ve always taken birthday parties for my kids very seriously. Both sides of our family come over for dinner, present-opening, and cake and ice cream. I always went all-out coming up with a theme {that the kid would love, of course}, finding/making decorations to go along with it, matching cookies of […]

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Bringing a New Baby Home During the Flint Water Crisis

Sometimes I feel like the Flint water crisis stole away my precious memories of bringing my baby home. On August 9, 2016 I gave birth to a healthy baby boy. August Andrew Ollie weighed in at 6 pounds and 11 ounces at Hurley Hospital in Flint, Michigan. Instead of the dream of bringing my sweet baby home for […]

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Lyndsey

Meet Lyndsey, an Imlay City Mom!

Writing….I love it. The whole shebang. The researching, writing, reading, and learning. It’s thrilling. Writing about kids, yes! Writing about my families’ rural adventures, yes. Writing about myself, errrrg. What to say? Well here goes… I’m Lyndsey. I’m 30ish. I’m married to my husband Dave and we have two kids, a dog, a cat, and […]

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Pokémon Go Prevented My Postpartum Depression

Moms everywhere seem to be sharing their postpartum depression stories.  I greatly admire their courage in doing so; it lets other moms know that they’re not alone. As someone with a history of depression, I felt like I was under a microscope as soon as we brought our baby home. It seemed like all of my doctors […]

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Mom Truths: When a Stay-At-Home-Mom Returns to Work

I absolutely loved being a stay-at-home-mom. I know it’s not for everyone, but it’s always been a perfect fit for our family. I cherished those baby days and really enjoyed preschool drop- off and pick-up all within the two-hour time frame {who makes those times up anyway?}. As my children grew, I embraced and honored each […]

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