My Life In ASnakeskin Bag

My Life in a Snakeskin Bag

I see the articles in the likes of People magazine: What does (insert famous female celebrity name) have in her purse?! It’s always full of trendy and beautiful things these celebrities just can’t leave home without. Beats headphones. Dior mascara. Chanel lipstick. A Prada wallet. Kors sunglasses. Voss water bottle. Well, as I sat at […]

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A Plea for Boyhood and Rough Play

Boys will be boys. As simple as that might sound, it is utter truth. Boys and girls are not the same:  not physically, not psychologically, not even spiritually. The spirit of a little boy is a burning desire to touch, build, fix, destruct, fight, and love. My son is a co-sleeping snuggle bug that loves fiercely. […]

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What I Hope To Teach My Son About Beauty

What I Hope To Teach My Son About Beauty

Usually when I mention my husband’s ex-wife is a professional cheerleader, I’m met with empathetic groans of understanding from other women. Over time, I’ve realized it’s because professional cheerleaders (and models and actresses and any other pretty face you see in the media) embody a kind of beautiful that not only fits, but defines a […]

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The Lonely Side of Motherhood

Parenting can feel lonely. And it is almost amazing to me that a person can feel alone when they are actually surrounded by, at minimum, one extremely talkative toddler.  I took my four year old son to the gym the other day and was surrounded by at least 30 toddlers, but I felt desperate to connect. […]

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Giveaway :: Dearest & Dashing

Dearest and Dashing, fashion accessories for your little ones! I make handmade accessories and bows for your little girls and adorable clip on bow ties for your little boys. I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I have enjoyed creating them for you. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @Shop_DearestAndDashing to […]

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Goodbye Pretty Princess

Goodbye, Pretty Princess :: How My Expectations Have Changed

When I was younger, I was definitely a “girly-girl”. I wanted to look pretty, and I wanted pretty things – clothes, shoes, jewelry; flowers for Christmases, birthdays, Valentine’s Day, etc. My wish list would consist of specific brands of clothes, earrings to go with certain outfits- things that appealed to my inner princess. This continued […]

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Giveaway :: The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Take a front row seat and get ready to encounter the extraordinary at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. The world’s biggest and best children’s museum has dinosaurs, pirates, and explorers—all brought to life by our actors and interpreters! From Inside Hollywood Film & TV and TRANSFORMERS: Robots in Disguise™ to Hot Wheels™: Race to Win […]

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Giveaway :: Celeste Brinson Photography

Celeste Brinson Photography is giving away a $75 credit toward a photography session of your choice (excludes newborn sessions) Described as having a camera eye for ‘cuteness’, Celeste loves finding the precious moments and capturing them in their raw and most natural form. She offers child, family, pregnancy and birth, furry friend, and couples photography! […]

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