moment of peace

Every once in awhile, I have that rare moment of peace. The house is cleaned, laundry is done, dinner is cooking in the oven, work is done for the day. Everyone is playing quietly… And I can take a moment to breathe. To sit. To smile. And to be thankful. Tweet

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happy birthday, gracie

Happy birthday to my little “Mini-Me.” I love you so much. I love your kind heart. Your sweetness. Your laugh. I love that you want to be a ballerina fashion blogger when you grow up. Don’t ever lose your sparkle. Tweet

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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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is there a “barely adequate mother of the year” award?

The other day, someone said something I hate to hear. “You’re the perfect mom.” Oh sweetie. Clearly you don’t know me very well. Yes, my kids were dressed up for church, sitting quietly together. But that was a mere 5 minute window into our day. You didn’t see me yelling at them to get in […]

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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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magical moments in motherhood

A big thanks to Disney Baby for sponsoring this post and the Disney Baby “Little Character” Contest. Magical moments are everywhere – but in motherhood, they tend to get lost in the everyday craziness of parenting. Sometimes I’m so wrapped up in feedings, dirty diapers, the messy house, whiny toddlers… all wrapped up in a big […]

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on motherhood

Honestly, so many days as a mom I feel like this: Its hard. Its exhausting. It is one of the few things that can make me scream. Or cry. Sometimes at the same time. It makes me feel inadequate like nothing you can imagine. It brings me to my knees daily, as I plead for […]

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happy birthday baby

“Mama, I sort of wish it wasn’t my birthday.” “Why?” “Because I want to be your little boy forever and ever.” Oh, my little love. You will always be my little boy. Forever and ever. Happy birthday, Colin. Mama loves her little boy. Tweet

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exercise report

Confession: This is me. I am not a fan of exercise. I have to force myself workout. I am super awesome at finding excuses… I’m tired. I’m PMS-ing. I’m too busy. Its Tuesday. Its awful. Well, we joined a gym last month and I am determined to workout. You know how they say that when […]

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happy birthday, baby.

Slow down, please. Its going too fast. How are you nine? NINE. I see the teenager poking through, whether its begging for an iPod for your birthday, dancing to Taylor Swift in your room or giving me “the look”. But you still love stuffed animals. You still snuggle up to me when we watch a […]

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