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We’re pregnant (again)!

We are super excited to share our big news finally! I've been waiting with anticipation to tell our friends for about six weeks now. We told our family just a few weeks ago. I was a little more hesitant to tell the world this time, since we had been trying to conceive for months with… Continue reading We’re pregnant (again)!

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Two Years

My daughter turned TWO on January 5th. It’s seems hardly imaginable that that much time has passed since we met her. She’s smart Strong Sassy She’s the funniest kid I know. She wants what she wants when she wants it. She’s beautiful, but her beauty is more than just her long lashes and captive smile.… Continue reading Two Years

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The Power of 1 Year

One year passes fast. One year with a child? Way faster. We never know what to expect when we start the journey of motherhood. For me, it felt like I’d never be ready to take on the responsibility of caring for another life besides my own. The unknown is scary, but to me, the fear… Continue reading The Power of 1 Year

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22 Things I Want to Teach My Daughter

1. The only person that can ensure your own success is you. 2. The only thing that will ever make you ugly is how you treat other people. 3. Respect isn’t always easily earned, but it is always easily lost. 4. There is nothing you could do that would make me love you any less… Continue reading 22 Things I Want to Teach My Daughter

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23 Years of Adventure

Today I am celebrating twenty-three years of life. Twenty-three years of love. Twenty-three years of adventure. I heard my birth story from my aunt and grandmother a bunch of times growing up. I think mainly because, as they tell it, it was a wild day! My mother was in labor prematurely and it was sometime… Continue reading 23 Years of Adventure

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Gun Violence & A Parent’s Love

With the tragic and horrifying mass shootings that took place in the United States this week, everyone has been in an uproar about gun control. I get it. Let’s do something. But I think the one of the reasons we have such an awful gun violence issue in the United States is something that gun control simply… Continue reading Gun Violence & A Parent’s Love

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Good News … Finally!

Life has been absolutely CRAZYYYY lately… Is anyone else ready for fall, too? I haven’t had much time to put into my writing because I feel like I’m so busy I can’t even breathe sometimes. Everyone tells you it’s hard being a mom, but you can’t really prepare yourself for something like motherhood. I think… Continue reading Good News … Finally!

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Story time!

Sorry to disappoint, but this isn't a fictional story... I haven't had much time to put into my writing lately, but I wanted to give you guys a quick glimpse into what I've been up to lately! 1. I have a baaaad rash of POISON SUMAC. 🌿😭 A few friends and I thought it would… Continue reading Story time!

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Excuses & Friendships

Maintaining friendships after parenthood is hard. Most parents will agree. But I always kind of had a hard time keeping up with others even before I had a baby. I have always been more introverted, and I can’t really think of a time in my life where I truly felt like I had a “best… Continue reading Excuses & Friendships

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The Night Before Her Birth

Until you’ve experienced it, childbirth is a scary thing to think about. For a long time, it was at the very TOP of my list of biggest fears. I didn’t have any experiences to compare the most painful and emotional thing that I was ever going to put myself through, so the thought of becoming… Continue reading The Night Before Her Birth