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embracing pregnancy

Embracing Pregnancy

Everyone around me is pregnant. Between my sister, cousins, and countless friends that are pregnant, I have pregnancy fever. I want to relive those nine months of happiness all over again. Crazy thought, I know, but I loved the entire process, watching my body change and grow a new precious life inside. I love looking […]

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Surviving a House Flood

We all have those moments in their life when everything seems perfect. Everyone is healthy, happy, and home life is great. But then somehow life knows how to throw you a curve ball to keep you on your toes. This was me a few months ago—we were on our family cruise and as soon as […]

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A Letter To My 20-Something Self

I can’t believe a quarter of the year is over. Have you kept up with your New Year’s resolutions? I know I haven’t. I spent some time reflecting on what has gone on over the past few months, and it made me think about how much life has changed. New jobs, new friends, and new […]

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Birthdays with Purpose

I can remember some of my own birthdays as a kid: cake, ice cream, and presents. Simple and sweet. Now looking at social media, kids’ birthdays have become a production. Customized birthday invites, coordinated outfits, elaborate themes, and loads of presents. My son’s first birthday was an elaborate production. First birthday, first child, and first grandchild. […]

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New minivan mom

Minivan Moms vs. SUV Moms

Dear Minivan,  I’m sorry I hated you before. I SWORE I would never get you. SWORE. I’m too cool for a minivan…why do I need one??? I’m an SUV mom. I don’t need one. What ARE the minivan perks, anyway? Reality check: I need a minivan. I was like every mom (and dad) out there; […]

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The Mother in Law

4 Common Types of The Mother in Law

The Mother In Law—a scary creature that will either embrace you or criticize you for the rest of your life. Whenever that word is spoken in a room, most everyone rolls their eyes and all secretly cringes inside. Whether they appear every weekend or only on holidays, we all know one or have one. This […]

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