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Nourishing My Body, Mind and Spirit

We try to spend as much time outside as possible. We're lucky because we live in California and we can spend most of our time outside year round. The activities range from snowboarding and skiing in the winter to lifeguard camps, softball, baseball, soccer and...

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Living in Santa Cruz, we were right by the beach. As a pup, we’d take Theo to the beach a couple of times a week and let the kids run around with him for an hour or two. We noticed such a big change in...

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Exploring The Ups and Downs of Potty Training

With three successfully toilet-trained children, I will admit reluctantly that I’ve walked into this season with Evvie feeling slightly cocky. As a mother of five children, I can safely say that the only thing that is consistent about having children is inconsistency. They will each...

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Just The Three of Us

One of the biggest challenges we’ve faced as parents welcoming the fifth child into our family is making sure to carve out time for each individual person in our home. Jack is 10, Zoe is 8, Beau is 5, Evangeline is 2 and Demi is...

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The Scope of Motherhood

I had a full-time job when Jack was born. Justin was working and going to school, and things were generally difficult and money was tight. For a year or so, I dropped my firstborn off at a woman’s home where she watched a few kids...

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Safe Travels + A Fabulous Giveaway

I have very vivid memories of being elementary school-aged, taking road trips during the summer with my father, my sister, Aunt, Uncle and my beloved cousins. It was the 80’s and we piled into the back of a large van and played Barbies for many...

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Learning to be Mindful and Deliberate About Financial Decisions

This post was sponsored by CreditWise by Capital One, but all opinions are completely my own. For more information about CreditWise, click here: www.capitalone.com/creditwise.   Although I was close to 25 years old when I met my future husband, it wasn’t until our relationship got serious that...

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Healthy Bites on the Run

Spring sports are in full swing here on the Shyba front. The three big kids are playing baseball and softball, respectively, plus basketball, soccer and gymnastics. This means that there isn't a single day of the week that we aren't headed out to practice, a...

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Precious Moments

Download the WeeSchool App here by June 1, and you can register for free, lifetime access to all premium WeeSchool content and features. Jack, my oldest, is a thinker. He has always been quiet and somewhat of a mystery, never really being terribly chatty or emotive...

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Finding My Best Self

As a young family, we spent a good part of our formative parenting years living in New York City. I think about our experiences there and refer to them often because of how much we learned through the different perspectives we were given every day. The...

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The Clean Team

There are certain things in my life and daily routines that I am pretty good at. I love cooking, baking and preparing meals for my family. I even somewhat enjoy doing dishes and washing clothes, so long as I don’t have to put any of...

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A New Solution

Earlier this year, long before I became pregnant with our fifth child, I finally found an exercise routine that I was not only able to commit to but also excited about the process. For weeks I played with different times and days that I would...

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