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Official disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Huggies® Brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. Hope that’s ok, because did I mention free diapers?  The countdown has begun to baby #4.  Not that I’m counting, of course. Ahem. I have […]

A Young Mom Q&A and A Book Giveaway!

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Sometimes, I look back on how far I’ve come from this blog’s beginning and I am so, so incredibly grateful. I love where I am in this journey to becoming a writer and I pray every day that this dream doesn’t disappear on me, because I truly love what I do. And of course, as […]

Red, White, and Expecting: A Patriotic Pregnancy


As I round down the weeks on this, my fourth pregnancy, I can’t help but think how connected we all are as mothers. From the older to the younger, past and present, grandmothers and aunts and those who will come before us. We have all stood together, in the solidarity that is motherhood. Underneath the […]

Baby Swag


It’s getting closer to baby time and if strangers’ reactions are any indication, I am clearly “about to pop” any day now. (Aka, every person I walked by at Kohls today when I waddled in to buy a new tank top in hopes I might survive the summer as something other than a sweaty pool […]

Homemade Chai Tea Popsicles

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So I may be slightly obsessed with chai tea.  But I am even more obsessed with chai tea in the form of a sweet and refreshing popsicle. It’s not often that something I make off of Pinterest ends up edible, but in this case, we have a winner. Get the easy recipe for homemade chai […]

My Mid-Year Goals for 2014

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It’s been a long time since I’ve posted any new goals on here. Once upon a time, I became a firm believer in committing my goals to writing–especially after, in almost every instance, I was able to reach them, and very quickly, I may add. Who knows if it’s a combination of believing it’s possible, […]

Would You Choose An Induction?

Me at 30 weeks. Bam.

This morning, after I woke up more exhausted than when I went to sleep (someone explain to me how that works in this lovely last trimester of pregnancy?), I realized something: My due date falls almost a week before school starts.  Which means, assuming this baby comes on time, I will have 7 days to […]

Some Big Shoes To Fill


I bought them before he was even born. As the feet forming inside of me kicked and fluttered, growing stronger every day, I dreamed of the boots that would one day cover them. They were the simple work boots that I had come to associate with his father; the sturdy stretch of leather, the solid […]

5 Writing Tips From Author Emily Giffin


Last month, I traveled six hours round-trip with my two oldest in tow and my sister along for the ride to meet one of my writing idols, Emily Giffin.  It may sound crazy, but I first fell in love with Emily’s writing with her book, “Baby Proof” and I’ve been addicted ever since. And perhaps just […]

Father’s Day Gifts + Inspiration

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Looking to get inspired with some great gift ideas for your man for Father’s Day? Look no further! I’ve got all the ideas for you, from penning your own love letter to crafts you can do with the kids to something for the tech-loving man. Scroll down for all the Father’s Day fun from Disney […]