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Tips for a successful bedtime routine

A routine is what makes transitioning to bedtime successful. Transitioning to bedtime used to be a breeze. When I would announce that it was time for bed, Norah would collect all her Paw Patrol pups, hobble up the stairs as I grappled Gideon to come join us, and she would be ready for storytime and prayers, then go right to sleep. Piece of cake right?! Now when we announce bedtime, it has become a wrestling/scream match to even get her…

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At the Table Motherhood

Tips for a Simple French Inspired Date Night

France is known as the country of love; love for people, love for food, and love for aesthetics. No wonder the people there are so happy, so passionate, and full of life. When Pete and I can’t make it out for date night, we usually make the best of it at home, once the kids are in bed. Now if you’re like me, you may not be going to Paris anytime soon. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the…

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Gideon’s first birthday

Birthdays come too fast! Last weekend we celebrated my sweet baby boy turning one. It was an eventful day, to say the least, because Gideon was practically sick the whole weekend. The morning of his birthday, his fever finally broke, but he still was not in the party mood… at all. However, he was a trooper and made it through. Ever since I knew I was having a boy, I knew his first birthday was going to be a “Where…

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Motherhood

Snapshots: Traditions

When I was growing up during the holidays, my parents and I used to spend our Christmas’ in Charleston, South Carolina. It was my parent’s hometown and a lot of my dad’s family still resided there. All the family would come together. There would be lots of food, crab cracks, gift exchanging, and lots and lots of laughter. There were some years where us kids would put on talent shows for the family. Eventually, we started spending Christmas at home,…

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