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How to Host a Bridal Shower Brunch

I recently had the pleasure of hosting my sister-in-law’s bridal shower brunch at our new home! For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted a house that was perfect for hosting because I could fill it with love, laughter, and PARTIES! So when it came time to plan out her shower with…

Little People, Big Emotions

I just got back from a school drop off from hell. Well, it isn’t the worst that I have ever had, but with the weight of the week and month laying heavy on my mind, I didn’t handle it well. The summer school session has hit and that means a transition of teachers and classmates.…

Dance Mom or Die, Season 1

At this point I’m starting to wonder if I’m cut out to be a Dance Mom. Most others were looking so poised and their little ballerinas looked like that were in a magazine. I’m pretty sure mine actually had dirt on her face and under her nails and I couldn’t tell if she showed up to dance pictures or to hang with Bear Grilles in the wilderness.

A Tonsillectomy Tale, A Dry Run

The week leading up to Reid’s tonsillectomy surgery was finally upon us and it had been a year and a half in the making. The weeks leading up to the surgery seemed so slow and were full of no sleep and escalating emotions. When I say that Reid was having a hard time with his…

A Tonsillectomy Tale

A few years back, I was on a work trip with a nurse practitioner. I was seemingly venting into my larger glass of sangria all of my parenting woes. I shared about the emotional and sleep challenges I was having with Reid, who was affectionately nicknamed Grumpus starting at birth. He has always been the…

Happy First Birthday!

November 17, 2015 Dear Baby Girl and Baby Boy, As I sit here, 4 days before you turn one, I can’t believe how far we’ve come. The time managed to standstill and fly by all at the same time. This past year, year and 9 months if you could your time baking, have been the…