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That Day

That Day

Geez.  Where do I even begin. Nobody talks about miscarriage. Like not REALLY. I mean you see the term “rainbow baby” all over facebook and from that you assume that the couple had an early miscarriage.  The details are vague.  And every experience is different, based...

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Since That Day

Since That Day

There are like a million weeds in my front yard right now.  The dishes are piled high, my stove is a greasy mess, and there is dog hair all over the floor.  Emmy takes my hand, walks me to the couch, and carefully lines me up with it.  Then, with all her might, she...

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School Anxiety + Mama/Daughter Necklaces

School Anxiety + Mama/Daughter Necklaces

When Ella went to kindergarten last year she really struggled with anxiety.  She was all over the place- both excited to be at a new school and so sad to leave me all day.  We were at Claire's one night and we stumbled upon the BFF necklace display.  She went CRAZY...

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Retell Your Story

Retell Your Story

My baby girl, Emmelina Clementine, is about to turn two.  TWO FREAKING YEARS OLD.  Two year old birthdays are so... weird, right?  Like you've already hit the one year milestone, and the past year was filled with even more milestones... but suddenly you...

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Chore Chart + Free Cut File!

Chore Chart + Free Cut File!

Chores are like the bane of my existence. I hate them, Nathan hates them, Ella hates them and probably all our kids will forever hate them because they have a terrible example set in their parents.  Don't get me wrong here- I love me a clean house.  I just...

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Fear, Don’t Sass Me!

Fear, Don’t Sass Me!

I'm not gonna lie- #teampelzel is a fun family.  Sure, we're messy, the girl drama is real, and just today my toddler pulled a handful of her sister's hair clean off her head while I was doing the dishes.  But we have fun together.  Are we that perfect facade family...

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Tie A String

Tie A String

I'm not gonna lie- I enjoy a quiet car ride.  Call me lame if you want, but driving in silence is my jam.  Unfortunately, it's no one else's jam in my family so it's on the "things I'll have when my house is empty and I'm lonely" list.  I was driving who knows where...

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There Will Be A Day

There Will Be A Day

Today has been one of THOSE mama days.  The kind that starts with screaming, is filled with screaming, and ends with- you guessed it- more screaming.  My toddler is getting 4 teeth in right now and screaming is her go to.  She follows me around all day moaning,...

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6 Ways To Stop A Meltdown

6 Ways To Stop A Meltdown

If you read my previous post on meltdowns as indicators, this is more of the tangible, takeaway side of the same topic.  Working through big emotions with kids during their meltdowns is tough, so I wanted to share a few of our tried and true methods of bringing our...

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