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Busy, Busy Bee

I've not posted in a while so I scheduled time to sit down today and post about why I've been MIA. As you can see, we've changed our website, which, if not for my stellar web designer (I call him my "Designer Designer), my hair would've fallen out completely, and been...

My Sugar Addiction

I'm addicted to sugar.  I love refined sugars or just about anything sweet enough to be horrible for me.  I'm not at the point where I'd buy it illegally in some bathroom stall, but I'm pretty damn close to that point. My sugar addiction has me knocking on the...

Five Ways to Produce More Milk

After I had V (pictured in this collage of cuteness, as a healthy, albeit tubby, baby), I wasn't producing enough milk to nurse her.  At the beginning, she cried a lot and my nipples felt like someone was rubbing a wood filer over them. The doctor suggested that I...

Should Your Minor Child Call You by Your First Name?

My daughter called me by my first name today.  She hears Vin call me it, and now she calls me by my first name, instead of "mommy." To give you a bit of background, I'm 39 years old and I still call my parents "mom" and "dad."  It's not because I don't know their...

How to stay organized as a working mum

We know how busy you are. We know because we are like you. What do you have on your plate? So much, right?! How do you keep up?! So hard, right?! Well, no need to worry any longer! Fée Marraine is here to help with our five top tips on how to stay organized as a...

How I Moved Abroad From the USA

I’ve been going back and forth about whether or not I should write this post. I wasn’t sure how it would be taken. I’ve been reading more and more people talking about how they want to move abroad, but something in their life is stopping them. This post is for my...

I Need A Personal Assistant!

 Do people have personal assistants for life?  Is there someone that can come in and help sew, run my business, work at my day job, make dinner for my family, pick out my clothes for the day, take V to school, laugh at my husband's jokes, help my daughter write her...

What to give her this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is quite an interesting day. Many couples celebrate it, many couples don’t. Friends celebrate it too. Ever heard of Galentine’s Day? Around that time of the year, our mail box is filled with emails: gift guides, where to go, where to eat, etc. The...

15 gateway ideas for your girlfriends and you

Wakeup, breakfast, dress up the kids, drive them to school, go to work, work, have lunch, leave work, pick up the kids, do the homework, prepare dinner. Kiss your hubby, wife, partner, etc. Share all the chores. In whatever order. How busy is your life? You run...

10 Good New Year Resolutions That You Will Want To Make

So here we go. Another year is coming to an end and the beginning of a new one is upon us. Yippy!  You didn’t die from being burried alive under breast pumps and baby vomit!  You were able to unbutton that button and eat just one more slice of your mother’s incredible...

5 Reasons Why It Is Good For Your Kids To Be Bored

Mum, Dad, I am bored.” We have all heard that sentence before. We have also said it when we were younger. How did you deal with the situation? Many parents become full-time entertainers and end up spending an entire day focusing just on their children, while they...

The Best & Worst Countries For Maternity Leave

The USA is good at many things: technology, agriculture, fashion, cars, and many others. However, maternity leave is not one of them. Yes, the average american woman does not get paid maternity leave at all and must get back to work soon after childbirth. Talk about...

How To Lose Your Body Fat

Here you are : nine months of pregnancy, feeling tired all the time, hosting a mini you in your belly and craving weird foods. Not that this is completely over. A baby is a full-time job so you probably will be as tired as you were during pregnancy. But you won’t have...

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