Ready for a new school year? These 10 commandments help guide our family on a stellar school year with our kids.

Time to lace up the saddle shoes and inhale the sweet smell of leather. A new school year is here. And I am in total denial. But, we forge ahead, for there are papers to write, drawings to color, books to read and tests to take. We’ve been at this “first day of school” gig…

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Hooray for another birthday letter! Thank y’all for humoring me and allowing me to share a bit of my heart on each of my children’s birthdays. Those days really do change our lives, don’t they? Gianna, this one’s for you sweetheart. Dear Gigi, You’re two. TWO! And I love it. Two years of your happy…

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Starting off 2016 with a birthday letter. Hooray! John Paul, this one’s for you. Dear John Paul, Your last year before the teenage era hits. That just doesn’t seem possible. But, I’m so grateful we’ve made it this far with only 9 ER visits. This year, I’ve seen a little teenage swagger appear. You’re getting…

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Oh, I know you’re overjoyed. You’re headed to the hospital with your child. Maybe you’re anxious, relieved, worried, stressed or tired. Girlfriend, I’ve been them all and I’ve got your back. At last count, we’ve had nearly a dozen hospital stays with our children. Some serious, some minor, but all took their toll on our…

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Today’s post is the third in the series: HDYDI, Choose the Right Birth Plan; click here to read about non-medicated, natural births and hospital births. When I say she’s done it all, she has. Bonnie Engstrom, blogger at A Knotted Life, is one of my virtual buddies, but that doesn’t make the friendship any less authentic. Bonnie…

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