5 GOOD Things About Joint Child Custody and Co-Parenting

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Everyone talks about how terrible divorce is, how hard it is on the kids, and how much it sucks to split child custody.     It’s true, splitting custody with another parent is tough. As I begin to wrap my head around this whole no-longer-married-live-alone-share-kids life that i’m living, I realize that there are actually a […]

The Part-Time Mom

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Do you know a part-time mom? It’s something you rarely hear about.       People always talk about married mothers, single mothers, never-married-single-mothers, and child support, but who’s talking about the part-time mom? The mom who splits the kids and has joint custody with another adult, therefore only having half of the responsibilities, and having […]

5 Reasons To #ShareTheTable With Family at Meal Time

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Barilla, but opinions are my own.       We’re all on the go these days, and as the kids get older, they seem to have more stuff going on than the parents do! For us, we’re juggling our work schedules with parenting our […]

5 Myths of Baby and Toddler Brains: Early Learning Is Key!

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How much do you know about the development of your child’s brain?   I have been reading to both of my kids since they were born, because I learned early on that it is super important to talk, read, and sing to your baby immediately. I always knew that I wanted my kids to be […]

Tired of Selfish People – Mom Drives Van Into Ocean, With Kids Inside

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Life is tough. Most adults can attest to this.       Add jobs and kids and marriages and death and any change in LIFE in general, and it can get pretty complicated. Apparently, this mom is experiencing some issues, so she drove onto a beach in Florida and right into the ocean, with three […]

10 Things I Want My Kids To Know…

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So many things to tell them, they will understand one day. They are still very young, we still have the tween and teen years to brave. Please don’t be too hard on me.    People are different. Families are different. Experiences are different.   Here’s what I want my kids to know…   1. I […]

Dreams for Her Future: Early Literacy With EmbarK12 for Preschoolers

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This post brought to you by K12, the leader in online education for grades K-12. All opinions are 100% mine.   This pretty little girl is 3 years old…     I have so many plans for her, until she's able to make her own. I can wait to see her go far, do her […]

A Love for Reading: Kids Can Thrive With The Right Motivation!


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Reading Eggs.   Reading is fundamental. I am sure we’ve all heard that time and time again, but it’s something that is super important. Early literacy is the foundation to learning about reading, language, comprehension, and crucial skills to prepare children for school.   I […]

Please Tell Me My 6 Year Old Sons Behavior Is Normal…

MJ Underwood at his 5th birthday party

My 6 year old son is a smart, confident, fun little boy. He is loving and caring, and values his family and friendships. He has never been a bad kid. So why is he misbehaving so much?     Ever since he started 1st grade, he has been doing little things to get in trouble at […]

An Open Letter To Judgmental People: Looking Down On Married Women With Children

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It’s very unfortunate that this is an issue.   Let me start by saying that there are plenty of things that I don’t do in my life and rules that I don’t personally live by, however, I would never judge others who do. We all live our own lives, have our own beliefs, preferences, and […]