Get Yo’ Craft On: DIY Magnetic Chore Chart!

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“Kennedy, pick up your toys.” “Kennedy, brush your teeth.” “Kennedy, put your dishes in the sink.” Again & again & again… times infinity.  I was SO #OVER IT. Sooooo… to make things seem “fun” and to possibly save my sanity, I decided to make a DIY chore chart for her to visually see what she needs to do… and what…

Uncomfortable Necessities: Talking Private Parts & Saying NO! to a 4 Year Old

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Jungle Princess Playfully Hiding

“And you know if anyone touches you here, to tell Mommy or Daddy, right?” I asked Kennedy, feeling uncomfortable in my own skin, talking to her about something so vile and obscene, that I honestly could have cried. But this conversation, sparked this time during a post-beach shower, was the second time this week it had come up. Passing comments…

5 Ways Beach Days Change After Kids

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Beach Days Sure Have Changed After Having Kids

Gone are the days of relaxing by the water with a good book… or solid buzz.  From chasing kids to sandy juice boxes, pretty much everything except the ocean itself, has changed.  And while I definitely love beach days with my fish-disguised as a human- daughter, I do find myself pining away at some young… childfree… woman, clearly enjoying her “quiet…

Welcoming You To Motherhood: A Love Letter To My Best Friend

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Entering Motherhood For the First Time

It has been 1,450 days since the last… and first time… I was pregnant. The raw emotions that weave their way into this last week of normalcy can be overwhelming, I know. I feel myself messaging you, or calling, more often… checking up on you, I guess. It’s not that I don’t think you can do it… BY GOD, I…

HOPElessly Searching for Sportsmanship

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HOPElessly Searching For Sportsmanship

I remember that feeling. The feeling of losing something you wanted so badly. Being angry, frustrated, and feeling so damn defeated, you’re practically empty. Yea, it stings. But I also remember feeling in awe… and definitely impressed. We lost and I mean we lost big. We hand our butts handed to us and I personally got worked by the opposing…

Awkwardly Awaiting My Mom Tribe

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Mom Tribe at its Best!

There I was, standing in the sand, anxiously looking at my feet as I fumbled over the words “ So you want to get together sometime? To hangout?” No, this wasn’t a horrible, reoccurring nightmare about the awkwardness of highschool… though it might as well have been. This was me, a normally confident and outgoing 29 year old woman, trying…

Raising The Brave and Bold

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Shine On Jungle Princess

“Hi, my name is Kennedy.” Blank stare… walks away. “Hi, my name is Kennedy.” Stares right through her… and walks away. A blessing… and a curse… this kid has it. The love, the light, the heart of gold that makes her walk up to child after child and try to make friends. Like her Mama, she can walk into any…

The Scattered Brain of a Young Entrepreneur… And How I Finally Figured Out How to Embrace It.

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Screw being a fly on a wall… you should jump inside my head for a day.  If I am even able to turn off the “Mom Brain” for a moment, it turns into a mumble jumble of details for an app I’m thinking of, a great opening line to a someday novel, a new ingredient to work with or an…

Worth the Worry: An Open Letter To My One Day Annoyed Daughter

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White knuckled, driving through the roaring rain and wind yesterday, my mind was racing almost as fast as the 18 wheelers down the flooded highway.  I saw a car wrecked on the side of the road, now abandoned, waiting to be towed away.  Were there children inside? Is everyone OK?  How would I handle an accident with you in the…

Motherhood: The Moments Always Turn…

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In My Glory As a Mama

About a year ago, some of my friends saw me at one of my lowest mommy moments ever. I mean legit tears, apologizing and probably indiscernible murmurings. I know how I looked: tired, pitiful, and crazed. It was a day after traveling thousands of miles to a friend’s wedding by plane then 4 hours in a car, all of us…