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Parenting

14 Reasons My Back Hurts Today

If there’s one thing we parents say more than anything it’s, “WOW my back hurts today.” No matter how spritely we were before building a family, having small humans that need or want carrying and the fact that we are getting older every single day takes its toll on the long, rickety vertebrae puzzle behind […]

DIY

12 DIY Back-to-School Locker Decorating Ideas

One of the coolest perks of entering middle school or high school is getting your own school locker. Not only is it your own secure space to store school supplies, but it’s your own private space to decorate exactly the way you want to. And this goes beyond simple stickers and plain magnets. From stylish […]

Parenting

What Fostering Animals Taught Our Family

My ten year-old daughter loves everything on four legs. Since she could talk she’s been asking for dogs, cats, horses and a pet pig. My husband and I caved to her wishes once we falsely assumed she was old enough to take care of a pet. (If you’re considering getting a pet because you think […]

Parenting

I Thought I Was a Pet Person, but I Was Wrong

There is something about being in my thirties that has inspired a bout of honest self-reflection. I’ve made a series of choices that each have shaped who I am, like going to college, getting married, and having kids. I don’t know if I am having a mini-mid-life crisis, but it seems like I am busy […]