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How to Talk With Young Kids About Sexuality Education Topics

Have your kids ever asked you embarrassing questions? Loudly? In public? Does the thought of explaining where babies come from make you cringe? I used to think I’d be totally cool when my kids asked questions about sex, except none of those conversations happened the way I imagined it. Hopefully these tips


Spring Into Summer with Grove Collaborative

The time between spring and summer can be tricky in Wisconsin. The weather fluctuates quite a bit so we can’t pack away winter gear yet, but we also need to have spring and summer outwear handy. The kids may not be tracking snow in the house now, but they (and the dog)


Reasons Why I’m Excited About the New Google Pixelbook

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. As a work at home mom, a versatile laptop is an absolute must. Even though I’m a “work at home” mom, that doesn’t mean I’m always at


The Top Things You Need for a New Cat Welcome Kit

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LitterMaidWalnut #LitterMaid #CollectiveBias Are you planning on getting a new cat or know someone who is? Getting a new pet is exciting and it’s important to be prepared. I’m going to show you what you


How to Tackle Spring Cleaning While Dinner is in the Oven

These tips on how to tackle spring cleaning while making dinner are part of a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of On-Cor. The opinions and text are all mine. #CountOnCor Are you getting ready to spring clean? We’re starting to see the first hints of spring around here, and I


An Openhearted Q&A About Race and Privilege

Note from Darcy: Before you being reading this openhearted discussion about race and privilege, I want to say thank you again to my friend René Brooks of Black Girl Lost Keys for collaborating on this post with me. There is a lot here, but I urge you to take your time and


TRUE Caregiver Stories: Have You Been Impacted by Prostate Cancer?

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Did you know that prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America? I didn’t know that until a few years ago when my father was diagnosed. I’ve heard a lot about other types of cancers, but prostate cancer


10+ Ways to Pamper Yourself

Do chocolates, roses, and cheesy cards come to mind when you think about Valentine’s Day? While it’s a wonderful time to shower others with love, it’s also important to practice self care by loving and pampering yourself too. The love that’s in the air is not only meant for others, it’s meant


Last Minute Classroom Valentine Printables for Pencils and Bubbles

I made these classroom Valentine printables for my children to give out and figured you might also need them. Even if you are all set for this year, be sure to save these for next year! I’m a recovering procrastinator. And by that I mean, I’m still working on it. There are


5 Tips on Teaching Kids Good Sportsmanship

Does it seem like your preschooler has a meltdown if they don’t win? Do you dread playing certain games with your kid because they don’t like losing? It may be frustrating at times, but don’t give up hope. Eventually they will learn how to cope with losing AND be a good sport