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Newborn Necessities You Actually Need

Calling all “Veteran Moms” what products could you have NOT lived without? Please comment below to share your tips!! As a first time mom, I am very thankful for the many tips I received along the way that have saved me time and/or money.  Whether it is a convo with a frien...
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Can I blame this on Mommy Brain?

It is what my husband would call "typical Marissa", and the family has named these stories "Marissa-ism's". Normally these are moments that occur due to my lack of animal knowledge. For instance, on a road trip home from Tennessee my husband spotted and pointed out a Groundhog on th...
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Way to go Jennifer Garner!

I have a slight obsession with celebrities. It has died down big time since we cancelled our cable and I can no longer watch E News daily, yet I do try to keep updated online when I get time. When I saw this picture on US Weekly it made me smile. It looks like a typical family you ...
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Things You Really Don’t Need, But Can Make Travel With A Child Easier!

I hope you have enjoyed my travel series! And, most importantly, that you were able to pick up one or two tips before you travel. Before I conclude my travel series, I need to conclude with a last few tips....
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Late night confessions with CGTCM

Confession #1: The past month or so we started a really bad habit-we have allowed a small visitor in our bed, and it’s not Rhodie our cat! It began right before vacation when Lovebug had Hand Foot and Mouth Disease. This became a continuing trend while on vacation-she was out of h...
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How I Keep My Child Entertained On A Flight

Do you have nightmares about your upcoming flight? I did! It starred my husband breaking a cold sweat saying “DANG-IT” under his breath (how country is that?) as our child screamed bloody murder and me pale and shh-ing my kid to no end. Don’t worry, have a glass of wine, and let’s ...
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Ten Tips You Should Know Before Stepping Onto A Plane With A Baby

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst! Below are ten tips that I have learned while traveling with my daughter. Most of them are common sense but after you have a kid you lose a lot of brain cells!...
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5 Tips To Make Traveling With A Baby Easier

Before flying the friendly skies…Preparation is the key to success! With my family living on the east coast we have traveled via plane quite a bit. I have to toot my own horn to say I think we have it down to a science. (I probably just jinxed our next flight) Our 17 month old dau...
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Close Only Counts In Horseshoes, Not In Potty Training

Poop Happens…Today, it happened when I was not looking…Close, but no cigar...that potty got PRETTY lucky! Our cat approached the evidence and was confused. That was one impressive poop for a little girl. I was kind of jealous, not going to lie. ...
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Embracing Spontaneity, It Does A Body Good!

Remember when…leaving the house meant merely walking out the door? Spontaneity flew out the window after we had Laney; probably more my fault because I’m a planner and if it wasn’t planned then I wasn’t game. Long gone are the days of getting a random phone call after a long day of ...
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