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What A Former Teacher Worries About As She Sends Her Child To Kindergarten

What  A Former Teacher Worries About As She Sends Her Child To Kindergarten

As many of you know, I used to teach in public school.  Since having my 2nd son, I have been a stay at home mom and savored every minute of being at home with my boys and raising them, loving them, and being with them.  And as those annoying moms used to tell me, it really does fly by and leave you wondering “What happened?!?” As I send my oldest son to kindergarten I worry about … Read entire article »

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What’s A Father’s Day With No Daddy?

What’s A Father’s Day With No Daddy?

Father’s Day is this weekend and with it brings a flood of emotions.  I am so grateful for the father my husband is to our children.  I am thankful for the way my stepfather has stepped up to be a father figure in my life and a “Pop Pop” for my children.  But Father’s Day is still a very hard day for me. Yesterday we were in Target picking out cards for all the Fathers in … Read entire article »

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Weight Loss With Kettlebells

Weight Loss With Kettlebells

Last year I began working with Kettlebells and fell in love!  I also experienced weight loss with kettlebells-something that was an added bonus.  But what’s better than weight loss?  Losing inches!  It didn’t take long for me to see a big difference in how my clothes fit and how much better my “backside” looked! When given the chance to get certified to teach Kettleworx at my local YMCA, I jumped at the chance.  I’ve been teaching the … Read entire article »

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Shamrock Marathon Results 2014

Shamrock Marathon Results 2014

I’ve mentioned a few times in the last couple of months that I was running the Shamrock Marathon Virginia Beach.  It was my 3rd half marathon and I trained the hardest I had ever trained for a race.  Here’s a little recap of the race and my results. My wonderful sister came into town to babysit for us so my husband and I were able to leave the house extra early, arriving at our parking spot … Read entire article »

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Carb Loading For Shamrock Marathon Virginia Beach

Carb Loading For Shamrock Marathon Virginia Beach

If you’re a runner, you know what I’m talking about when I say carb loading.  If you’re not, let me explain… I am running the Shamrock Half Marathon Virginia Beach tomorrow and started my carb loading yesterday.  Basically this is where I REALLY “up” my carb intake so that my body doesn’t shut down on me during the race.  Because carbs are not my stomach’s friend, carb loading is hard for me.  I am feeling guilty … Read entire article »

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Reasons I Have Cried This Week

Reasons I Have Cried This Week

Before becoming a mom I had a friend who would cry at (what I thought) were the silliest things. She also refused to read or watch anything to do with a child getting hurt.  I used to tease her so much for being such a mush. Then I became a mom and I understood.  I am now also a part of the “big mush” club.  I cry because sometimes I’m sad; but there are plenty of … Read entire article »

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Shamrock Marathon Virginia Beach

Shamrock Marathon Virginia Beach

Have you heard of the Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach?  It’s coming next month and right now it’s almost sold out! I started running nearly 3 years ago and I have participated in the Shamrock Marathon races every year; the first year I only did the 8k but the last 2 years I have ran and LOVED the 1/2 marathon.  My goal is to run the whole marathon next year! I’m writing to tell you that if … Read entire article »

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Dear Mom Of A Newborn +1

Dear Mom Of A Newborn +1

I have 2 friends right now who recently had babies and who each also have a 2 or 3 year old at home, and they are going through a rough time.  What mom in this situation doesn’t?  I remember how tough it was in the beginning trying to balance breastfeeding, diaper changes, and late nights, but still trying to give your toddler adequete mommy time.  It’s TOUGH!  So to all those new moms in this … Read entire article »

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5 Benefits To Drinking More Water + A Water Intake Calendar

5 Benefits To Drinking More Water +  A Water Intake Calendar

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to drink more water?  Whether you did or not, drinking more water during the day has many benefits! 5 Benefits To Drinking More Water 1.  Drinking water can help you cut calories.  Water has no calories-but sodas, juices, etc can really hide calories in your diet. 2.  Water helps you skin look better.  Dehydration can make your skin look dry and wrinkled but by drinking more water, you can decrease these … Read entire article »

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Best Apps For Runners

Best Apps For Runners

    Best Apps for Runners Every time you lace up your shoes and head out on a run, you typically want to know how far you’ve ran and how many calories you have burned. There are so many running apps on the market these days, but there are the top four apps used by the running community. Most runners just starting out with begin with RunKeeper and then progress to MapMyRun or Endomundo. TrainingPeaks is used primarily for … Read entire article »

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Tax Organizational Spreadsheet

For those of you in “tax mode” here is a spreadsheet to help you organize all of your year end data. You can download it by clicking on the button at the bottom right of the document.  If you have any questions, feel free to email cjwtaxpro@gmail.com … Read entire article »

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Whooping Cough Facts

Whooping Cough Facts

Recently my oldest son had a terrible cough and since there’s been some cases of whopping cough in the area, I was worried.  In case this has ever happened to you, here are some whooping cough facts to help you figure out what’s going on with your child. Whooping Cough Facts Whooping Cough is another name for Pertussis. Whooping Cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease. Whooping Cough is known for uncontrollable and violent coughing. Whooping Cough most commonly affects … Read entire article »

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I Want My Kids To Know They Can Mess Up

I Want My Kids To Know They Can Mess Up

As a mom, I mess up ALL THE TIME! Before having kids, I knew exactly how parenthood was going to be, exactly how I would handle problems, melt downs, etc.  And honestly, with my first son, things were going pretty smoothly and according to my plan.  Then came my second son-and everything went out the window.  Our oldest began competing for attention, and by this, I mean he started making some pretty bad behavior choices.  And … Read entire article »

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Merry Christmas From Momondealz!

Merry Christmas From Momondealz!

  Merry Christmas from my whole family at Momondealz!  We hope you and yours have a wonderful day with your family and friends and we’ll see you back here tomorrow for all of those amazing after Christmas clearance sales! … Read entire article »

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Cough Definition

Cough Definition

  It’s time of the year where coughing can be an issue…but what is a real cough definition? Here is my favorite cough definition from the freedictionary.com To expel air from the lungs suddenly with a harsh noise, often involuntarily. You may want to check out my post about home remedies for children coughs. … Read entire article »

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