Red shoes, Snuggles and tears..

Four more days until my expected due date.  It is quite difficult to find words that accurately describe the array of feelings swirling around inside of me these last days. My son had a terrible time both falling and staying asleep, last night.  I bought him these new red sneakers on a whim from Amazon and the kid has absolutely fallen in love with them. So much so he insisted on sleeping with them. And, when I say insisted I mean a full blown meltdown about the damn shoes.  It was late, we were all tired and I stopped giving a f*%k about all the germs that could potentially make him sick and allowed him to sleep with the red sneakers.  Not my finest moment. You know what was one of my finest moments? When at 2am he awoke in a screaming fit with growing pains in his legs and I took him into my bedroom to soothe him, sing to him and cuddle him back to sleep. These are precious moments between the two of us that may be few and far between once the new baby arrives.  I’d be lying if I said I didn’t cry myself to sleep. Today, I would like to share this heartbreakingly sweet photo with you.  Mommyhood can be so challenging on so many levels from moment to moment and sometimes even second by second but these are the moments that simultaneously expand and break our hearts; moments that surpasses all others. http://www.scarymommy.com/photo-mom-clutching-firstborn-goes-viral/

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12 Comfortable Outfits You Can Wear With Leggings On Thanksgiving And Still Look Amazing

Wondering what you’re going to wear for Thanksgiving? If you’re like me, you have a visual of standing around the kitchen with your family, drinking martinis, looking like Grace Kelly. But if you’re also like me, you know the reality is probably something more like a mom bun and an itchy dress you forgot to have drycleaned. Honestly, thought of having to wear pants with a zipper or freakin’ pantyhose makes me want to cancel Thanksgiving all together.  After minimal sleep, wrangling kids and getting them ready, cleaning, and cooking, most moms know that our appearances are the first to suffer. So, here are 12 amazing outfits from around the internet that you can use for inspiration for how to dress on Thanksgiving while being comfortable and still looking fabulous. You can also shut your leggings-aren’t-pants-swearing aunt down once and for all.

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20 Old & New Thanksgiving Traditions You’ll Want To Steal

I can’t believe I’m about to type this sentence but Thanksgiving is less than one week away! Instead of wondering where the last year has gone (I already know the answer and it’s at the bottom of a gutter where my favorite artists and civilized debates now live), I’m just going to run around like a chicken turkey with my head cut off as I try to prepare. I know most people start with the menu, but this year I’ve decided to start with my very favorite part of Thanksgiving: the traditions.

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