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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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Pet Names for Your Children That Won’t Teach Them Bad Words or Scar Them for Life

Unless you have somehow been blessed with little non-human offspring who never, ever, ever do any wrong, you have probably wanted to call your child a name before. Obviously, we teach our children that name-calling is not a nice thing to do, but life happens. Children aren’t perfect. Moms are absolutely not perfect. And sometimes, pet […]

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GCMB Jacqui

An Open Letter To My Child’s Caregiver

Our child is a fun-loving, free-spirited, knows-what-she-wants, 2-year-old.  She loves and is loved beyond measure.  She is wise beyond years.  I often comment that she is an old soul {but believe me when I say that she is living the toddler-life}.  I like to say that “music speaks to her soul” because whenever she hears anything with a […]

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GCMB Kristie A Letter to my 16 Year Old Self

Dear Sixteen Year-Old Me

Dear Sixteen Year-Old Me, You’re probably thinking you are pretty grown up now, with your new drivers license and shiny flip phone. With the new found freedom these things bring, there is no denying that you’ll push the boundaries. And girl, you’ll push them hard. I suppose all of this comes with being a teenager, but let […]

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