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I’ve personally never been very good at math. In fact, most of my family – including extended family – does not like it as a subject. I struggled with math throughout elementary school, middle school, high school and even...
July is my rainbow baby month. Both my alive children were born this month so it is literally my rainbow after the stormy June anniversary of my first son’s death and birth. Happy July, friends. I hope you all...
As of today, Dec. 21, 2017, it is officially winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Astronomically speaking, winter solstice is just a moment in time (10:28 a.m. CST this year to be exact) when the sun is over the tropic...
When my daughter started school this year she had one requested; she wanted to ride the bus. This could have been her only request because she didn’t really understand what she was getting herself into by going to elementary...
With Holiday Season here it’s time for the traditional holiday parties, foods and festivities. However, before all the yule tide and joy overtakes your life, it’s also time to start taking some conscious lifestyle precautions so your belly doesn’t...
Four years ago today, you made me a parent. You were born at 7:04 p.m. July 26, 2012, and it was the best and scariest day of my life. After four losses, I finally had a baby to love....
It was a very ordinary night in September in 2011 and I was driving home from work at about 10 p.m. I was working in insurance and had worked overtime that day due to a hurricane. I had nothing...
This weekend there was a purge happening at our house. We packed up the pack-n-play in our living room. We packed up the baby gate that kept our son restricted to the family room. We put away the bouncy...
I’m last on my To-Do List. Somewhere after the kids, my job, my husband, the house, the dog, family parties, yard work and normal, weekly errands – like grocery shopping and cooking dinner – you will find me.  I always...
  Since becoming a mother, I've made more apologies that I can count. Sorry to my friends, family, coworkers, husband (you get the idea). Balancing it all becomes a challenge, especially with each additional child that you add to the equation....
My son turned 8 months recently. Eight months and I’ve been missing him desperately during my work weeks. Not only just missing him, but feeling like I’ve been missing out on him. I was home during the day when my...
Like many women, I have always wanted a family. I dreamed about being a mom when I was younger and snuggling a sweet baby. As an adult, I held on to that dream and imagined going to soccer games,...
When you become a parent, you know you’re going to be tired. You prepare for it. You expect it and to some extent, you accept it otherwise you wouldn’t do it (possibly again and again and again). Most people convince...
This post was sponsored by Medifast. All throughts and opinions are my own. Affiliate links may be included. I’m at the end of my Medifast Flex journey but I realize that the end is really just the beginning for me....
Sometimes she asks me a question out of nowhere and it catches me by surprise. “Do you have pictures of him,” she asked? I pushed my lips together and thought about it. I considered lying to her for about half a...
In mid-summer of 2017 I made myself a promise. I promised I would be in the best shape of my life – physically, mentally and spiritually- by the time I am 40. To me this meant being conscious of...
I am on the count down to delivering my second baby. Only four weeks left! Like most women in this position I am feeling the gamut of emotions: Joy at the thought of this much-anticipated baby (we have always pictured...

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