Simone Praylow

Simone Praylow
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Simone Praylow is wife and bestest friend in the world to Otis (better known as Odor) and mom to football and soccer loving Grayson 12, competitive cheerleader Elind, 7 and tantrum expert Ozzy Voltaire, 2. She is a native of New Jersey but relocated to Key West and later Columbia. As an overachiever, she believes learning is the best gift she can give her children and spends much of her time teaching her children at home (Grayson attends school, but the learning doesn't end when he leaves the classroom). Simone finds motherhood and family life are most easily managed by having a system in place for homelife, kids' schedules (including learning, screen time and reading) and meal planning. She is an avid reader who finds books are one of the best ways to unwind at the end of the day. She spends a lot of time boxing and at Pure Barre getting her burn on. You'll often find her buried in a book or on Pinterest getting ideas for her next project or yummy meals for the family menu.

But What About Me? A Lesson in Self-Care

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As a mother, and maybe just as a woman, there's this unprecedented overpowering need, almost an all-encompassing need, to do everything. To be everything. To fulfill our children's and spouses wants and needs. Oh,...

Because of You :: A Letter to the Father of My Children

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I have seen more than enough families cease to exist, and more than enough children without fathers to know that you are more than just a good thing. You're a phenomenal thing. When I met you, the...

Stay-at-Home Mom Does Not Equal Free Babysitter

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Often times people think stay-at-home moms have nothing to do. That if we're at home we must be sitting around on the floor playing Barbies and G.I. Joe, or doing the dishing, or popping...

Why I Don’t Talk to My Black Kids About Martin Luther King Jr… Yet

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  I never made a deliberate choice not to discuss Martin Luther King Jr. with my kids. It was something where over time, whenever the occasion would arise, I just wouldn’t go there. I can...

5 Things I Want My Black Daughter to Know

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Yes there is specific advice just for a little girl who is black. Just to be clear, I am not encouraging the divide that still exists between races. There are just certain things a mother...

Why I Love Being a Homemaker

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I've had many dreams. I've wanted to be a doctor and a therapist, to name a few, but none of those held up. I hate math and science which crossed out the doctor dreams. I...

True Life :: I Don’t Regret My Abortion

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I pride myself on being a woman of my word. I'm pretty well known for being headstrong and the more "mouthy one" in my close knit group of friends. I have no problem telling...

Grandparents are the Real MVP’s

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My grandmother was my superhero. I don't have many childhood memories without her in them, and the ones she is not a part of, I wish she was there. Just as my grandmother meant...

The Difference of a Few Minutes…

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The day-to-day work involved with motherhood is hectic and draining. No matter how hard we try, or how much we plan, our days never go quite like we expect. Problems arise, frustrations ensue, other...

5 Summer Must-Reads!

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I love escaping into a new book. It's a great break for the stress of the day and demands of motherhood. It is part of my nightly routine to curl up with a great...

My Experience :: Serious Fun and Learning at The Little Gym {Giveaway Included!}

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This post is sponsored by The Little Gym. Although we did receive free services in exchange for a review, all thoughts and opinions are entirely our own. As a mom, I love finding fun...

The Plight of the Stay-at-Home Mom

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  The daily conversation I have with myself: "Do I stink?!" Probably. When exactly do I have time to shower? "I really need to cook dinner." Is that before or after my 2-year-old hangs onto my leg...

3 Life Lessons My Grandmother Taught Me

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This week I saw a Facebook post about ideas for celebrating Mother's Day ... but it was for grandmothers. What a bone-crushing feeling that was. I don't have a grandmother anymore. It has been almost...

Shhh … It’s Time to Make a Quiet Book

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I was hanging in a cloth diaper chat group when a fellow mom posted a picture of her child's quiet book. I hadn't heard of these before, but I was in love with the...

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