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Friday Five

5 great links to send you off into the weekend.

Friday Five

Ladies, I’m feeling a little sentimental this week. Today is my five year old’s last day of kindergarten. It feels impossible because the memory of dropping him off in his Transformers t-shirt is still so fresh in my mind. At the time, I was also just a few weeks away from delivering my second child. A baby who is now eight months old with a smile as wide as his enormous head! It all passed by in such a blur, and these summer days will probably slip by just as quickly. I know you're probably uncomfortable, but remember to enjoy your pregnancies....enjoy your summer. And enjoy these five links before you sign off for the weekend!

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