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Toy Storage and Organization: Get Your Kids to Play More

Subscribe to danacarolyn.com to have new post sent straight to your e-mail. I'm a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites....

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A Teacher’s Plea to Parents

Subscribe to danacarolyn.com to have new post sent straight to your e-mail. I’m not sure if it’s the mom in me or the teacher in me, but I absolutely cringe at the sound of baby talk. When I say “baby talk” I’m not referring to high-pitched...

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I Used to Love a Police Officer

If you're a police officer, you have to accept the fact that any day could be your last, if you love a police officer you have to accept it too. Its easy to be proud that your husband is a cop. He looks d@mn good in his uniform. He saves lives,...

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To the Mom with the Loud Kids in the Waiting Room

Recently I found myself in a crowded waiting room with only one empty seat. I was waiting for a routine prenatal check. Several women had babies with them, but one mom in particular had a 4 year old girl and a 1 year old boy. Her children had...

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14 Things That Happen When You Join Amazon Prime

Once upon a time I signed up for a free 30 day trail of Amazon Prime, and I've never looked back. 1. Family members hit your up to use it. 2. You can't go into stores without hating life. 3. You declare if Amazon doesn't sell it, you don't need...

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18 Reasons I Don’t Want to be Your Bridesmaid

Most women have to opportunity to be a bridesmaid in their lifetime.  It can be a lot of fun, but it can also be HELL. Recently one of my BFF's had a friend get engaged, and she laid low for days trying to dodge the epic question "Will you be...

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30 Awkward Things for My 30th Birthday

Subscribe to danacarolyn.com to have new post sent straight to your e-mail. 30 has always seemed like the age where society expects you to have your sh!t together by now. In honor of my 30th birthday I wanted to compile a list of 30 ways I'm not sure I'm...

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14 of My Favorite Beauty Products

I'm a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. 14 of My Favorite Beauty Products By no stretch of...

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A Working Mom’s #sorrynotsorry to SAHM’s

A few weeks after returning to work because my glorious 12 week maternity leave had come to an end, I had just made my 30 minute commute from work to pick up my little one, when I received a lofty Facebook message from an acquaintance asking me...

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12 Things About My First 12 Months as a Mother

I was overcome with the desire to improve myself for my child. From my health to my career, I really want to be a good role model, and mother. That motherly instinct I heard so much about is not always fool proof. Numerous times I had absolutely...

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Hi, I'm Dana.  I'm a teacher by day, blogger by night, and a mom always.  I try not to take myself too seriously, and I'm not in the business of telling people what they want to hear.  Join me in balancing a career life, mom life, wife life, and staying true to yourself.  Thank you for visiting my blog.

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