I’m a Quirky Duck

by Shannon Hembree on November 26, 2014

pair-o-duckies-2-1101225-mThose of you who know me are likely laughing over the fact that I used “duck” in the title above, because well…I’m a quirky something all right. But what I really want to talk about is mean girls – or rather, teaching our kids that when a mean girl (or mean anyone) calls them weird, it isn’t such a bad thing. In fact, being weird can be an asset. Case in point – leave a comment below on your weirdest trait, and you could win a box of handmade chocolates from Kurn’s Candies – and woo woo! Who doesn’t love chocolate? But back to our tale on the wonders of weird… [click to continue…]

I Love You Right Up to the Moon – And Back

by Shannon Hembree on September 9, 2014

moonIs anyone else out there getting used to a kid-free house now that school is back in session?

This year my twins started kindergarten, and my house is empty. It is eerily quiet as I type. So quiet in fact that if my kids were here I would know they were up to something…like seeing if toy dinosaurs can “survive” a fall from an upstairs window or if pet fish prefer swimming in the toilet.

So in honor of this strangely delightful and yet heart-heavy milestone, I am reposting one of my favorite sappy blogs about my kids. Enjoy! [click to continue…]

Top Ten Ways to Know You’re a Gymnastics Mom

August 5, 2014

Well crap. It’s been forever since I’ve written a post on here, but life has just gotten in the way (which I know all of you moms out there totally get). Anyhoo – a friend of mine keeps asking when I’m going to blog about what it’s like to be a gymnastics mom. She’s watched […]

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Marriage Boot Camp

November 20, 2013

I saw a story online about a little something called marriage boot camp. The video clip of the endeavor showed couples doing delightful things together like ropes courses and trust falls. Isn’t that just so…super de duper cute? And don’t get me wrong, I’m sure it’s a super de duper great bonding experience. But boot […]

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Goblins, Giveaways, and Fairytale Sprays

October 21, 2013

Every mom has one of those ideas…you know…those ideas that will revolutionize the way we live our lives…that will make us piles of money. But here’s the thing…How many of us make it beyond the idea phase and turn those ideas into walking, talking, money-making products? It doesn’t happen often, but it does happen. Meet […]

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Calling All Moms! Instead of This…How About This…

October 4, 2013

Instead of This… We are too fat. We are too thin. We let ourselves go after having kids. We didn’t feed our kids enough organic foods. We fed them too much sugar. We let them watch too much TV. We let them play too many video games. We did not read to them enough. We […]

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Happy Hug a Friend Day!

September 18, 2013

We all have those moments as moms – those moments when we wonder how in the heck we are going to make it through the day. Those are the times when having friends – really good friends – is a blessing unmatched by all else. In honor of all of those amazing women out there, […]

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Be Brave, Be Kind, Be Wise

September 2, 2013

By ML Philpott from I Miss You When I Blink. Back to school. Time to start being responsible(ish) again. Sigh. I’m not sure if I’m a Tiger Mom or a Sloth Mom or a Shark Mom or an Exotic Albino Sandflea Mom or what. Honestly, I don’t know what in the name of Athena’s flashcards I’m […]

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Fun Things I Discovered This Summer

August 9, 2013

Hollywood Hilarity. This summer I discovered Meredith Hoffa. And I think I love her. She’s sarcastic. She’s funny. I think that maybe if I had any sense of style at all…and I were Hollywood gorgeous…and super hip and cool…I could be her! I’m just sayin…so if you love you some trash TV, and you love […]

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Our Mommy Sabbatical

April 23, 2013

We’re taking a sabbatical. No, not the kind that involves travel, learning, or grant money. The kind that involves our kids. We think it’s safe to say that the events of the last year have reminded us not only of the importance of each other, but also of how great it is to have kids […]

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