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Nature Does Not Hurry

Nature Does Not Hurry

Breanne Miller, contributing writer  The other day my husband and I went to eat at a Chinese restaurant. I couldn’t wait to finish my meal and get a fortune cookie. There are surely better desserts, but I am always excited about them. The fortune in my cookie that day...

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Make Valentine’s Day a Day of Family Love

Make Valentine’s Day a Day of Family Love

Being a mom can be confusing. I am always torn between what I would like to be — “a Pinterest Mom” — and what I actually have time for. I usually find myself at the store just a few days before the holidays trying to come up with something thoughtful for my kids. This...

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Making Memories That Last Longer Than Gifts

Making Memories That Last Longer Than Gifts

The holidays are right around the corner, which means it’s time for gifts, good food and family. It really is a wonderful time of year, but as a mom of four, planning for food, parties and thinking of all the gifts can also be stressful. Holiday planning was on my...

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Building Relationships with Your Kids

Building Relationships with Your Kids

I have a love-hate relationship with back to school. While I’m ready to get back into a routine, and excited about the new things the kids will learn, I hate that it also means less quality time with my kids. Back to school for most of us means more than just...

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Traveling With Kids

Traveling With Kids

Summer is upon us, which hopefully means more family time and maybe even a family vacation. As I have been preparing for our first trip as family of six, I have had a lot on my mind. Most people refer to family vacations as a “trip” and less of a “vacation” because of...

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Celebrating Motherhood

Celebrating Motherhood

by Emily Buckley, editor-in-chief  For weeks my 6-year-old twins have counted down the days until we would celebrate Mother’s Day with a tea party in their Kindergarten classroom. Without exaggeration, I believe I have heard nearly as much excitement about this...

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Take Time For Yourself

Take Time For Yourself

A few months ago, we welcomed our fourth baby to our family. This baby was what you would call a “surprise,” considering our third child was only 4 months old when I found out I was pregnant again. While it wasn’t what we had planned, we quickly adjusted our mindset...

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Make Valentine’s Day a Family Day

Make Valentine’s Day a Family Day

Valentine’s Day is a holiday dedicated to showing our love to others by showering them with flowers, chocolates, stuffed animals and fancy date nights. While I’m not one to turn down chocolate, we could do better on showing our love through actions rather than gifts....

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Five Steps to a Better Day

Five Steps to a Better Day

After a fun summer, it seems we all need a little structure back in our lives. With the kids back to school, there is one thing a mom can count on: busy schedules full of homework, carpools, PTA meetings and more. I have found that if I try to keep some routine in my...

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Sandals and Sundresses

Sandals and Sundresses

Summer is off to a good start. I have been settling in with my two favorite wardrobe essentials: Saltwater sandals and the perfect casual sundress. I love both because they’re comfortable enough for a day out running errands with the kids, but crossover perfectly for...

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#likeagirl

#likeagirl

We’ve all heard phrases like “you throw like a girl” or “you run like a girl.” Unfortunately these words come off at first as something negative. A recent television advertising campaign that challenges these innuendos left me thinking about what it means to me to be...

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Best  Baby Finds

Best Baby Finds

Newborn babies don’t usually create a fashionable mom, lets be honest; they tend to create more of a zombie mom. But as I prepared for the arrival of our new baby I found a few products I hope will make the days easier and put a little extra pep in my step after 3...

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Freshly Picked Moccasins — review and GIVEAWAY!

Freshly Picked Moccasins — review and GIVEAWAY!

There are a lot of baby moccasins out there, designed to be great starter shoes for learning-to-walk babies, but there is not one that I (a mother of four) have seen be as high quality and as comfortable as Freshly Picked. Freshly Picked moccasins for kids are soft...

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Swimwear

Swimwear

Many people say they endure the Cache Valley winters just to be able to enjoy its beautiful summers. Well, summer is officially upon us, which is sure to mean two things: lots of days with the kids at the pool and the dreaded swimsuit shopping. Shopping for a...

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Style 101: Be You

Style 101: Be You

Fashion “do’s” and fashion “don’ts,” “who wore it best” and “what not to wear.” These are the kinds of phrases that cause fear of fashion trends. I believe in fashion and wearing things that suit your body, but I’ll confess that in my world, my mom-running-errands-making-dinner-carpooling-to-dance world, style trends aren’t the first thing on my list to remember. On the other hand, I know that when I wear something I feel good in…

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