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water breaking

Early labor is something that is a mystery to most people, but the one thing that they always show you in the movies is that your water breaks and then suddenly you are in labor. You know the scene - the hugely pregnant woman is walking through the store and suddenly *gush* the whole floor is soaking wet and she is mortified and as a pregnant woman you expect the same. The truth is that it doesn’t happen that way for most women.

Sometimes it doesn’t break

Sometimes ...

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is your family ready to do Disney?

Living in Florida has its issues. The intense heat, the reputation our state has for attracting less-than-intelligent criminals, the palmetto bugs (who are we kidding with that name - they're giant, flying cockroaches). But there is one thing about living in Florida that I can't ever imagine giving up: our proximity to the most magical place on Earth.

To say I'm a fan of the magic of the mouse would be an understatement. I'll take on any Disney trivia quiz and my children sometimes ...

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Change has never been easy for me. I am one of those people who never orders anything different off the menu. I like to find my favorite and stick with it. My husband, however, tries something new each time we dine out and honestly doesn't have a favorite at all. 

Is that bizarre?

I find that bizarre.

Anyway.

Not liking change doesn't really work for military families. It's kind of the only thing you can count on in the military. Things will not stay the same, no ...

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I love, love anything that I can use for more than one purpose, don’t you? Besides cooking, these get a lot of other uses around my house. I’m going to share with you how I use them.

Vinegar and baking soda – I love these because they are so inexpensive. You can buy these things together for under ten dollars, which is considerably cheaper than buying several different cleaners for each specific job. Here are some of my favorite uses for them. ...

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kids

We can all recognize a spoiled child right away by his/her attitude and behavior. It's that whiny, demanding type of kid who seems to have his parents wrapped around his finger. No one wants to have their child turn out spoiled, so how does this happen?

Today, many families have two parents who work. They can afford to "overindulge" their children, and they want to try to make-up for time not spent with them. Divorced parents may tend to overcompensate for time away by being lax and ...

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It's been quite some time since I've done a roundup for a blog, but I think that some of the events of the week are calling for it. 

18-month-old girl survives car crash, icy water

This first story has been getting itself around social media and whatnot, so if you haven't seen it already, here it is. It's a story about a baby that survived being strapped in her car seat for what police think was over 14 hours. Not only did she have to hang upside down in that car seat, without ...

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As spring marches in, we celebrate growth and new life. Of course, the most exciting new life of all is the one you're expecting, right? But as your baby grows, what can you expect in the future? Looking to sources from astrology and the farmer's almanac to scientific research, here are some of the characteristics attributed to March babies.

In the Northern Hemisphere, March bring the beginning of spring. The month was actually the first month of the year in the early Roman calendar. ...

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st patricks day collage

St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays to get my boys involved in crafting and baking. Just like last year, I asked my favorite bloggers to share their St. Patrick's Day creativity with me. Here is what they are cooking and crafting up this St. Patrick's Day.

I adore these St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun cookies from Homemade Interest. Best of all, they don't even require the oven. Be sure to check out the full post for all the details.

Your kids will love decorating the ...

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If you were to ask anyone what one of the most challenging phases of parenting are, chances are you're going to hear all about the "terrible twos." For some people, this stage starts just before the child turns 2, and for others, slightly after. But it seems to be a challenging time for many parents.

Why? Two-year-olds are in the middle of asserting independence and not totally grasping the idea that they can't get everything they want. This means many power struggles between child and ...

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best jeans for women

When it comes to fashion and style, there is one thing every single human mother needs in her wardrobe.

Nope, I'm not talking about capris, or cross-body bags, or sensible and arguably entirely unattractive footwear. No one needs those things.

The one thing every mother, no, scratch that, every woman needs in her life is a good pair of well-fitting jeans.

I'm not saying expensive. I'm not saying brand name. I'm not even saying trendy.

I'm saying they make you look and ...

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