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Watching my sweet 7-year-old boy being wheeled away to the hospital’s surgery room was something I knew for weeks that I would need to be prepared for but wasn’t quite fully equipped to handle because that’s just how life...
When I picked my son up from school he seemed a little down. I proceeded to get him and his sister buckled into their car seats to begin our commute home. I asked my normal questions to gauge how...
I have to admit, I’m a sucker for all holidays. Not that I need permission to geek out on a cleverly-thematic gift basket, but there’s something about a designated day that gives me the green light to go all...
Well, it’s that time again. 8:00 pm. The dreaded BEDTIME. The time where mommy becomes a raging monster. Words like brush your teeth come out of my mouth like a million times with each utterance louder and angrier than...
I love a good deal. I also love a good beauty product. Now find me a beauty product that is affordable and is amazing at getting the job done - you have me sold! But don't let the price...
Let me tell you about Randy. If you met him when I did, you would see a seventh-grader with a strong sense of self. The thing about middle schoolers is that they so rarely know who they are yet....
Having become a mom at the end of 2017, I wasn’t brand new to motherhood when 2020 rolled around. At the beginning of the year, I was expecting my second and ready to take on life with two littles....
My family and I stopped going to church this year. Yes, COVID, but this decision had been brewing for a while. 2020 seemed to give us the perfect excuse to stay home and I don’t know that we’re looking...
All along, 2020 was full of surprises. I don't need to tell you how terrible most of them were. But 2020 did give me one very surprising gift: contentment. It’s something I’ve been searching for for so long, and I...
The small moments. That’s what many of us remember when thinking about childhood memories, weddings, childbirth, or even a funeral. We think of small memories in that moment and we hold onto them. Have you ever realized you’re helping...
As I sit here typing this, my third baby is squirming around in my belly, 38 weeks huge and threatening to come any day. My other two are sleeping in their beds and I’m spent. Days like today make...

My Top Five of 2020

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I am admittedly a cynic at my black heart. Not really empathetic and I feel my bluntness is more honest and less glass have full, so a list of positivity is sort of out of my realm but here...

Goodbye to Spirit Weeks

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Goodbye to SPIRIT WEEK! I said what I said.  Don’t get me wrong, I personally love a spirit day when I am the participant. When I taught K12, I lived for a solid Pajama Day or a Hat Day (hello, messy...

Bad Mommy Days

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A few weeks ago, my son didn’t do well on an assignment. He’s like me in that we both like to do things “right”. We aren’t rule breakers and we don’t like to fail or disappoint others. In this...

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At-Home Valentine’s Date Ideas to Support Local

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This year, we’ll be staying home for Valentine’s Day. It is not my favorite holiday anyway, but I still want it to be a...

Cabin Fever? Get Outside!

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