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Posts Tagged ‘the real deal’

Showing Love

showing love collin and owen

Easy, Delicious Weekly Meal Plans for Busy Moms! Yes Please! HomeMeal PlansRecipesGoalsReal TalkAbout Showing Love I’m terrible at playing. I’m literally the worst at pretend play. Whenever Owen asks, “Mom, will you play with me?” I have to admit, I always slightly cringe and hesitantly respond, “Sure.” I just don’t like to it. I’m not…

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Challenges of Parenting

challenges of parenting collin and owen in bathtub

Easy, Delicious Weekly Meal Plans for Busy Moms! Yes Please! HomeMeal PlansRecipesGoalsReal TalkAbout The Challenges of Parenting Parenting is one of the hardest jobs I’ve ever done. Whoever said that a stay at home mom doesn’t have a real job is full of crap. I taught 6th graders at a Title I school for 6 years…

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Best Olive Oil

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Easy, Delicious Weekly Meal Plans for Busy Moms! Yes Please! HomeMeal PlansRecipesGoalsReal TalkAbout The Best Olive Oils This week’s Must Have Monday is all about good olive oil. Growing up, my mom would always buy the light olive oil because she didn’t like the taste of heavier, thicker, deeper, richer olive oils. I’ve got to…

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Must Have Baby Items – Baby Hatch

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Easy, Delicious Weekly Meal Plans for Busy Moms! Yes Please! HomeMeal PlansRecipesGoalsReal TalkAbout Must Have Baby Items – Hatch Baby June 22, 2019 Nighmares of Sleep Training About 3 months ago, we were struggling with two things: Collin waking up too early and Collin waking up in full scream mode. Since he’d wake up screaming,…

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Daily and Weekly Schedule

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Easy, Delicious Weekly Meal Plans for Busy Moms! Yes Please! HomeMeal PlansRecipesGoalsReal TalkAbout Daily and Weekly Schedule June 19, 2019 Doing It All As moms we are more inclined to do it all. It seems there is something in the wiring of women – giving up control is difficult. But then when we have 100%…

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Quitting Teaching

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Easy, Delicious Weekly Meal Plans for Busy Moms! Yes Please! HomeMeal PlansRecipesGoalsReal TalkAbout Quitting Teaching May 24, 2019 It’s official. I’m no longer a teacher. I should be skipping down the street, singing at the top of my lungs, and cheersing with a glass of champagne. But I’m not. Don’t get me wrong. I’m happy.…

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Balance

Collin and Owen smiling at each other sitting on chairs

Easy, Delicious Weekly Meal Plans for Busy Moms! Yes Please! HomeMeal PlansRecipesGoalsReal TalkAbout The Unreachable: Balance Pneumonia 4 times in 1 year. That’ll change a person. In good ways and bad. After each bout of pneumonia I went through days, weeks, even months of sadness and frustration. Sadness that my life didn’t feel like mine…

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Career Change

career change leslie tickling owen

Easy, Delicious Weekly Meal Plans for Busy Moms! Yes Please! HomeMeal PlansRecipesGoalsReal TalkAbout Career Change I became a public school teacher 6 years ago. It has been a hard 6 years.  To tell you the truth, I think I’m a decent teacher. I build real, trusting relationships with my students, work tirelessly to differentiated my…

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Breastfeeding

Collin standing on colorful play area in back yard

Easy, Delicious Weekly Meal Plans for Busy Moms! Yes Please! HomeMeal PlansRecipesGoalsReal TalkAbout Breastfeeding Challenges Well, the time has come. I’ve decided to start weaning my little guy from breastfeeding. It’s not that I don’t enjoy it, I actually do.  I’m just so done with pumping. I’m done with hauling my pump everywhere, always wearing…

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Sleep Training

Collin taking a bath sleep training topic

Easy, Delicious Weekly Meal Plans for Busy Moms! Yes Please! HomeMeal PlansRecipesGoalsReal TalkAbout Sleep Training Method I never knew how difficult sleep training would be until I had kids. Before Owen and Collin, I thought I knew what tired felt like. I look back at pre-kids Leslie and think, “Seriously? You thought you were tired?…

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