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Sara Strand

Superior stay at home mom of four, Sara is a blogger, book reviewer, always honest and sometimes funny. When she's not doing any of those things you can find her at a concert pretending she's 22 again. You can read more from Sara on her blog http://strandupdate.blogspot.com.

Back to School: We Can Rock This

There are two kinds of parents: ones who never want summer to end and those who would love year round school (maybe with a few breaks sprinkled in). I'd say I lean toward the...

Goodbye Inner Pinterest Party Mom!

If there is one thing I do well, it would absolutely be throwing a party. If I thought that I could deal with demanding and unrealistic people yelling at me all the time, I...

What to Expect When You’re Aging: Where is THAT Book?!

I don’t know if it's because suddenly I  have more time under a pandemic quarantine or if it's because the bathroom in our new house has more light, but I’ve been noticing some unpleasant...

Don’t Worry, Be Happy?

If you know me at all, you know the thing I am best at is worrying. Sure, I’m good at crafty things and can perfectly line up googly eyes. I can make boxed macaroni...

Parenting Through Guilt

Living in the aftermath of an Amniotic Fluid Embolism has been really rough, almost worse than the event itself. Looking back, it feels like just a blink but the rest of my reality is...

Teens vs. Toddlers – Why Not Both?

I remember when I got pregnant with our third child, I was fairly devastated. It wasn’t planned in any way and by that point we were out of the baby stage, our two kids...

8 Teen Books Even You’ll Want to Read

If you know me in real life you know I’m an avid reader. My goal on Goodreads last year was 110 books and I read 125, so my goal for this year is 125,...

Did Your Water Break or Did You Pee on the Carpet? A Birth Story

When I was pregnant with my first child I think I read every single pregnancy book on the market. I memorized the American Baby magazine they used to give out the doctor's office with...

Concerts with Kids: A Bonding Experience

I remember my first concert. It was the Summer Magic Tour for New Kids on the Block. My uncle won tickets off the radio and gave them to my mom to take me. We...

Even People with Chronic Illness and Pain Can Have Fun

When I had my last baby, died, and was revived, it stands to reason that I was in really rough shape. I can’t really remember a lot from that time but when I look...