I Forgot I Wanted Christmas…

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I think I forgot how much I actually wanted Christmas.  No, not the gifts or the Christmas carols.  And definitely not the snow… just Christmas.  I know what the holiday is about.  I was raised in a church and I get the religious reasons for Christmas, but we would be fooling ourselves if we said that was all Christmas is about…

Keepin’ It Thankful…

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Hidey ho amigos!  Hope everyone’s day is going super well.  It was really great to get the response that I did to my last post “Dear Kennedy, I Promise” and everyone that privately messaged me really touched me. So thank you for that. Since my last couple of posts have been preetttyyy llooonnggg, I decided to keep it short and sweet……

Dear Kennedy, I Promise…

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Dear Kennedy: If on some days I seem impatient, I apologize for not taking the time to relax with you, I probably spent the night up worrying about how to protect you forever. If on some days I seem distant, I promise I am always by your side. I have a thousand thoughts a day, but you are the center…

Stop Drinking the Hate Juice: Learning to Celebrate Another Mother’s Efforts

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WOW, can you hear that? No, you can’t because it’s called silence. The pounding and jackhammering in my head has finally subsided. And now that the mini construction demons are done sandblasting their way through my skull and my nose has returned to actually smelling things, I am happy to say I’m BACCKK!! But with me come my thoughts and…

My Saving Grace: Mama Friends That Understand

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WHEEWW! We have ALL been there. Burned out, stressed out, on the brink of losing our freaking minds and nowhere to turn. And then… just as you thought you were the last non zombie mom alive, actually believing that you could feel yourself going to the dark side… you get a text message from a fellow mama friend, saying she’s…

Birthdays After Babies: From Sexy and Spontaneous to Scheduled and Simple

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A homemade birthday card, Saturday Fresh Market shopping, coffee on the beach before some serious wave action, breakfast for lunch accompanied by margaritas and I would say Abasi’s birthday was off to a kickin’ start. Some R & R at the house before the night got started and then it was dinner with close friends at a beautiful Italian restaurant,…

Why I Let My Daughter Paint My Nails the UGLIEST Shade of Yellow in the Whole Wide World…

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MY. GOD. If you could see my fingernails in person, you would think I have some rare disease. I mean honestly, it looks like my nails have jaundice. What a God-awful color to even produce, let alone wear. So then why am I wearing it? Well, because my little girl wanted me too. And she wanted to be the one…

Footprints in the Sand of Life…

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I believe in life that everything happens for a reason. I believe that in order to have good times, you must also have bad times. It’s just how life is, without it there would be no balance. And for a long time, even though I understood this concept, I still harped on the bad moments, as if they defined me…

Life Unplanned: 3 Years of Unexpected Bliss

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She stares at me from the living room floor and smiles. Lying on the ground in her diaper, watching morning cartoons, pancakes only crumbs now and my coffee needing to be refilled, Kennedy and I have our morning routine down pat. Every morning I wait for the “MAMA??” before I go and open her door to her big girl room….

The Perfect Moment to Share…

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As a mom, and a young mom, I always want life to seem perfect.  I know this is unrealistic, but still I want to dress my daughter in the cutest outfits and rocking a perfect fro. I want to seem as if I am 2 steps ahead and with every hair in its pretty little place. Frustrated? Me? NEVER! Losing…