Chelsea Vallandingham

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First-aid: Minor Burns

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It only takes a second. With the change of weather comes flames illuminating jack-o-lanterns, roaring fire pits, hot ovens, and toasty hearths. One second and you have to rely on your knowledge of burn first-aid. It...
Mom hacks

Mom Hacks: Tricks of the Trade I’ve Picked Up Over the Years

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No mom is an expert, that is for sure, but I can say that I am pretty well-versed on my own family. The tips I offer today aren't one-size-fits-all, but you may be able...
Having the grace to mother my no longer nursing toddler

On Mothering My No-Longer-Nursing Toddler {and Having the Grace to Do So}

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Full disclosure: I nursed my older two children for years. I'm talking darn near forever. Suffice it to say that it was longer than two years for both of them. EACH. It just worked...
Oatmeal Recipes for the whole family to enjoy

Oatmeal Options for the Entire Family to Enjoy #CMBOats

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As the weather cools down, I look for heartier options for my family for breakfast. Cold cereal just doesn't cut it when the air "stings the toes and bites the nose". One of my favorite...

#momselfie

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I take selfies because, if I didn't, I wouldn't be in the picture. When you look back at family photos, faded in albums or in boxes, still smelling of chemical development and see evidence of...

Sunlight, Water, and Love: Gardening with a Little One

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I have a 100% death rate for any plant that I have attempted to grow. Cacti, Pathos, Snake Plant? All dead. All other plants, also dead... maybe because I don't even know the names of...

Want to Put Your Mothering Skills to the Test? Send Your Kids to Summer...

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You think you've taught your kids how to perform basic daily tasks? To that, I say, ha! When our oldest two left for camp, we were in the throes of labeling, packing, and ensuring that the...

Summer Gift Basket Ideas

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Back when my oldest child was in Kindergarten, Pinterest had just hit the scene. Naturally, because I didn't have enough to do during the last week of school, I prepared a summer gift basket in...

Arbor Day: You Won’t Want to Leaf This One Off the Calendar

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Trees are terrific. Perhaps you remember that Arbor Day commercial with the crooning cardinal from the 80s? Even though I was young watching Saturday Morning Cartoons, I still remember the lyrics persuading me, in no...

Our House is Our Home

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A few weeks ago, my loving husband went out to grab a last-minute dinner and tea for his pregnant wife. He had just gotten home from a twelve-hour day to find me exhausted on the couch...