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The Noise of Motherhood

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Noise. So much noise. Kids playing, washing machine washing, dishwasher running. The drip irrigation watering our garden floods our home with a freight train like droning.  For 90 minutes.  Every morning. Middle little's using the potty and...

Simple, Super Fun! Minimalist Ideas for Sparking Kids Creativity

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Life is busy.  It is flashy and fast and things are grabbing at our kids' attention the majority of the day.  If there was ever a generation that was over overstimulated, it would be...

In The Weeds

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  "Chelsea!  It's so good to see you!!" she said as I scooped up my 15 month old for the third time that minute.  "It's great to see you, too!" I got out as my little...

I Am Not Enjoying Every Moment

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I am not enjoying every moment with my little kids.  There, I said it out loud.  Admitted to the world what I have admitted to myself and felt guilty about for long enough.  And...

DIY Sensory Table + Play Ideas!

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I worked in a preschool for three years and then with kiddos on the autism spectrum for three years before I had my own children.  There were sensory tables EVERYWHERE, and they were always...

One Mom’s Reflection on Play: Dinosaur Chicken Nuggets

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I almost burned myself as I grabbed the pan of chicken nuggets out of the oven.  My two girls were asleep and my little guy was "doing quiet time" (read: standing next to me...

Where to Donate Used Items in Rhode Island

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We have 3 piles of "outgoing" things in our home to donate.  They live in separate boxes on top of our dryer and are constantly being emptied and filled up again.  One is kids...

Frequently Asked Questions: Home Birth Edition

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"Hi, I'm Chelsea and I birthed two of my three children at home."  This isn't actually how I introduce myself to people, but it usually eventually comes up in my mom circles or when...

We’re Not Doomed To Fail

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social media screams "momming is the worst" "the kids won't eat, the house is a mess, next time wine first?" we paint a picture of our kids holding shields and wielding swords pick up our phones, "like"...

Day Dates: Simple, Quality Time with our Kids

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My husband and I started dating in high school.  We used to go to dinner at Applebee's every Thursday night.  The first several months our parents had to drop us off and pick us...