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Lessons in Being Almost 40

  I will be 40 in a matter of weeks. How this happens….I am not sure. I swear I was 23 years old about 6 months ago. When I am around anyone in their twenties, I assume that we are all peers, then I catch a glimpse of myself and realize that we are definitely […]

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I Wish I Was a Mom in the 90s

The majority of my early childhood happened in the 1990s. Fashion statements included stirrup pants, poofy bangs, and turtlenecks; smartphones were not yet a thing, and The Oregon Trail was one of the few things for which we needed a computer.  And while I never thought about parenting in the 90s, until I became a […]

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The Day My Daughter Began Preschool

As we get into our stride of the school year, I hope that this year is meeting and exceeding all expectations while not exhausting parents too much. This is my very first time experiencing the back to school experience as my 3-year old daughter Weslie ventured to preschool.  Although I felt that I was prepared […]

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Planning a First Birthday: Open House Style

You’ve waited 365 days to plan the perfect Pinterest-worthly birthday party for your little one. You start checking off all of the must-have items to make sure the day is a complete success: decor, food, cake, attire, guest list, and of course, the sequence of events, including the infamous cake smash. My husband and I took […]

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It’s Not a Popularity Contest… It’s Life!

“I may not be everyone’s favorite, but I’m not in a popularity contest… this is life! They may not understand you, but one day they just might thank you!” my dear outspoken friend recently posted.  You know, she’s right. Sometimes someone just needs to say “stay in your own lane” in a way I understand. […]

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The Toddler Mullet: Here We Are

The ol’ Kentucky Waterfall, the Mississippi Mudflap, the North Carolina Neckwarmer, Beaver Paddle, Camero Cut, or my fave, the Tennessee Tophat. Call it what you like, but all of these are names for the prized mullet haircut. The toddler mullet; Here we are. How did we get here? Do we keep it? And if we […]

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Mommy, Can I Tell You Something?

Mommy, can I tell you something? You are the best Mommy in the whole wide world. You shine like the brightest star in the sky. You don’t have to wear make-up. You are just so pretty. My eyes will only see your beauty. Mommy, can I tell you something? You give the best hugs. You […]

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My Son’s Closet

Every time I have to update my son’s closet, I can’t help but get a little teary-eyed. I know this sounds ridiculous, but when I see how he has outgrown some of the cutest clothes that I watched him grow up in, it makes my heart drop a little! Sigh. But it’s all a part […]

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