consider the moment ruined

This morning, my baby boy came up to me. “Mommy, I need a huggy.” I reached down and lifted him up into my arms.  His little arms wrapped tight around my neck as he hugged me so very tight. I thought of one of my favorite quotes… My heart was full to bursting with love […]

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wordless wednesday: fashion shoot, interrupted

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frogs and snails and puppy-dog tails

What are little boys made of? What are little boys made of? Frogs and snails And puppy-dogs’ tails, That’s what little boys are made of. Its so true. Friday, I found my son outside proudly showing me his new best friend:   His name is “Toadie.” And Colin asked if he could keep him. “No.” […]

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becoming ‘that mom’

Yesterday Ellie had a tubing trip with her Girl Scout troop. In my attempt to be organized, I had printed out the permission slip with all the details and paper clipped it in my planner so I wouldn’t forget. I followed all the instructions, packed everything she needed and layered her with sunscreen. We pulled […]

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wordless wednesday: and we have our christmas card!

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they wait till you’re too tired to argue

Its been a crazy two weeks. Actually, its been a crazy six weeks! Husband was gone most of March. Colin turned 4! We went to Ohio for a week. Family came to Philly for a week to stay. We saw Valley Forge Park, Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and so many more Philly landmarks. We had […]

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little people ask big questions

Lately our kids have been asking questions. Big questions. Where do babies come from? How do I know I’m going to heaven? How do people die? Suddenly these little minds are thinking about things that most adults don’t even think about. Even Colin – he was the one who asked how people die. Not just […]

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it was everywhere

I innocently walk into the bathroom. Holding my freshly brewed cup of coffee, just to check on my little guy who is about to take his nap. And almost spit the coffee out of my mouth. He’s standing there, holding a wad of toilet paper as big as his head. There was poo everywhere. There […]

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what is lockdown?

Last week, I was watching CNN and Gracie came in and joined me. Coverage of the school shooting in Chardon came up and they were talking about the school being in lockdown. “Wait,” said Grace. “THAT’S what ‘Lockdown’ is? People shooting???” What is a mom to say? Yes, that is what lockdown is. It is […]

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lost and found

I had one of my scariest moments as a mother. We took the kids into Philly for the car show. We’ve gone a few times before and its always a really fun day. Minutes after this picture was taken, we were over in the Subaru section and I noticed Grace wasn’t there. “Where’s Grace?” I […]

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