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Another Decade in the Books

Today is my big 40th, and it just hit me a few days ago that I am saying goodbye to another decade. When I turned 20 or 30, I did not have the desire to reminisce; perhaps I did not have any emotional attachment to those years. I don’t know… But I do know that quite […]

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My Search For a Tribe

I have to be straight forward and say I am not a fan of cliques. I don’t like it when I see a group of people who do not welcome someone new to their group. I’ve never felt like I belonged to a certain group or clique. Sometimes, I wonder if something is wrong with […]

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Interview with a Special Dad

Interview with a Special Dad

Whenever I post something personal on Facebook or Instagram, 95% of it has to do with our kids. But of that remaining 5%, I rarely give kuddos to my husband. So in honor of Father’s Day, I’m putting the spotlight on him (he doesn’t like unsolicited attention).  He is the anchor in our family (and the […]

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Celebrating my Dad

This upcoming Father’s Day will be the seventh year without my dad. He passed away in September 2008, at the prime age of 75. While it’s almost been eight years since he ascended to heaven, there is not a day that goes by that I don’t miss him or wish I could tell him how […]

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The Journey to Our Second Child

    This is a very emotional topic for me as it probably is for any other couples who have been down this road. It was not something I shared loosely with others while we were in the midst of it. I’d never thought we would be a part of the statistics of unexplained secondary […]

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Summer is Almost Here…

  I am a planner at heart. I love planning but hate surprises. So if you are like me, you should have mapped out your kids’ summer schedule by now. If not, and you haven’t had the time yet (like you aren’t busy enough) here are some of my findings after relentless hours of searching […]

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Rainbows and Sunshine?

Being a Stay at Home Mom (SAHM) is not what I had envisioned it to be. I was a full-time working mom up until our second child was born. I have to admit, I enjoyed working and then coming home to see my smiley first child. The first couple of years were nice because we […]

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First Birthday!

It’s Her First Birthday

It is hard to believe that our baby girl will be turning one this February. We have a lot to celebrate; a whole year of blessings and a year of us surviving as parents to two kids. I’ve thrown five birthday parties for our five year old son and his first birthday was insanely large so […]

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New Year Fresh Start

Three Goals This Mama Wants to Keep

Another year has come and gone. I find it funny that we set resolutions each year with good intentions to meet them, but somehow in the midst of being a busy mom, wife, working professional…we’d forget them right around February. Well, this year is different, right? Sure. Let’s set some because it will make us […]

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