Our 3rd Annual Bloom:: An Event for New and Expecting Moms sponsored by Big Blue Marble Academy was hosted on March 26, 2023 at the Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa at Grand National. We were THRILLED to once...
Ever get bothered or uneasy about something but you’re not really sure why? I do! But I’ve finally got a strategy to deal with it, and it involves clarifying my core values.  My husband and I are doing an 8-week...
Call it whatever you want… “Bad” “Unwanted” “Undesirable” “Negative” “Irritating” “Junk” “Frustrating”  But I have something to say about this so-called “bad” toddler behavior.  First off, all kids do it, all toddler’s do it. Your toddler is not that unique to be the only toddler to do X...

It Was You!

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"It was you!" "I'm sorry, what?" "It was you. You emailed Doc to ask about our trip. He crawled all over us in band today, fussed at us because we hadn't given our parents the information he sent home. He said...
Are you planning on heading to the polls on November 8th? Don’t worry about finding a last-minute babysitter. Here are a few of the most popular election questions asked by new and expecting parents. “Can I take my kids to...
My husband has a folded up note card sitting on top of his nightstand with a quote on it. I see this quote and read this quote every morning when I’m making our bed and every time I walk by...
In early 2021, we unexpectedly lost my beloved father-in-law after a brief illness. It was a shock to our family. We were faced with this new reality we didn’t see coming, and had to quickly develop a plan of...
I had jury duty last year. During voir dire, we were all seated in a courtroom with our juror numbers printed on a half-sheet of bright orange paper that we held up to answer affirmatively to the questions asked...
You’ll soon be a kindergartener. I registered you for kindergarten today. How did we get here so fast? I remember so vividly the road we were on that finally lead us to you.  Then, after we had you in...
Are things running smoothly in your home right now? Is there a routine that acts as a stumbling block for you or your kids that you would like to iron out? It can be tricky to diagnose the issue...
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I love you Mommy

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“I love you, Mommy.” As sweet as it sounded, I knew she’d usually done something she shouldn’t have when she slid up next to me...

The Kids Should Be Bored