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All the Fun of the Fair

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The Smockingbirdies are a very important part of the team here at Smockingbird so when one of them has a momentous occasion happen we HAVE to share it with y'all.  And what bigger occasion in the life of a pre-schooler than when you turn 3? The theme for Mollie's birthday party was "all of the fun of the fair" and it was a great excuse to get the bouncy castle that my husband has been coveting for some time now. <img src="http://static1.squarespace.com/static/52b0d0ece4b0eb7def77ac12/t/537a56b6e4b0cb63d6fc8312/1432235877208/" /> It really was such a simple theme to go with for an outside party, as the kids...

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Juggling All Things Mom: Don't Should on Yourself

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I have been having this conversation a lot lately.  That usually means life is trying to tell me something. In the past few weeks I've talked with several friends who are struggling to get through their to-do list.  Regularly.  To the point where they are feeling tired and overextended and sort of missing out on enjoying life because they are so busy going going going.  And it's not that any one thing on the list is unmanageable, or that everything on the list is necessary.  It's more of a failure to prioritize the important stuff, and a need to get comfortable with saying no.  It happens to the best of us.  Me too....

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