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No Extra Money: The Unfair Reality of the Family Budget

Let’s talk about money. For mamas everywhere, money and the family budget are heavy on their minds. It is a concern amongst mothers worldwide. When we as writers set out to address the financial stress of being a mom it is usually from the money-saving advice angle. Scour the Seacoast Moms site and you will […]

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a toddler leash helped keep my child safe

Toddler Leash: A Lesson in Mothering

One of my biggest struggles in mothering has been my elder daughter’s propensity for running off. She is independent and distractable, headstrong and adventurous. What will one day make her a formidable adult made her a nightmare of a toddler. I could not have survived those years without mommy’s little helper- the toddler leash. The […]

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halloween costumes

DIY Halloween Costume Ideas: Easy, Fast, and Cheap

Growing up, homemade Halloween costumes were our staple! My mom would be sewing through thick fake fur and slippery, shimmer material for hours. My mother’s costumes were works of art and one of my favorite childhood memories. I want to make Halloween special for my kids too and while I am not the “toil over […]

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DIY Bows for beginners

DIY Hair Bows for Beginners

If you have daughters under the age of 10 like I do, JoJo Siwa and the JoJoBow is a thing in your everyday life. When I was a girl my mom was a DIY queen and we went to school every day in complicated up-do’s resplendent in DIY bows. While I hate doing hair, I […]

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Nit ready to head back to school? Maybe our tips can help!

4 Tips for Back to School Success

Whether your child is about to begin his or her first year of preschool or entering high school–the transition from summertime to school time is bound to be a bumpy one. No matter your child’s age, a little preparation will go a long way. Here are my back to school tips to help your kids […]

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