To The Nurse Who Prayed Over My Son

*** This happened last November during one of the many hospital stays we had with our son last year. Still to this day I hold this moment close to my heart!

By the dim glow of the hallway light, she kneed by the his bed checking is IV. She laid one hand on his tiny leg that was limp in the oversized hospital bed. She laid her other hand on his chest, as it slowly raised up and down as he finally slept in peace. She bowed her head, just for a few seconds, and prayed.

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Summer Time Hacks For Moms- Part Two

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Summer Time Hacks For Moms part one


Let face it, as moms we love summer time! Long days in the sunshine and tired tiny humans at the end of the day.  We are finally free of being stuck within the same four walls all winter and we can let those kids run wild outside! Free at last!!

Here are a few of my hacks to make your summer even better! It will save you time and energy. Plus, you will have more time to make memories with your kids!

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I Never Imaged What Joy Being A Mom To A Little Boy Would Bring


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He nestles in my arms, burrowing his body into that prefect spot. His head resting in the nook of my arm, and his little boy body resting on my lap. His sweet little voice asks for my hand. We sit there rocking, just snuggling, holding hands. He is my little snuggler, my little buddy.

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Toddler Jelly Bean Shoes for Under $10

Toddler Jelly Bean Shoes For Under $102

I love to really get into the holiday season. To see the excitement on my kids’ faces as we prepare for the next holiday; decorating the house, planning our special meal, the crafts, and the shopping! I live off that high. It gives me something to look forward to. It helps break up the routine of the Stay-at-Home mom life.

I love to make memories with the kids.

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Easter Baskets Ideas For Kids: Filled With Summer Time Fun


Fun [Non-Candy] Easter Baskets Ideas For Kids2
We have a family tradition for our Easter baskets. Every year I put the same items in our kid’s Easter baskets. Simple items that we can use all spring and summer. Rather than filling them full of candy and toys that will clutter up the playroom floor in the weeks following. Here is what I include in the Easter baskets every year.

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Giving Back To Your Community: Toddler Edition

Giving Back To Your Communit


I’m always preaching about giving back. It’s something that my parents have distilled in me from a young age.  Every week we try to find a way to give back to our community. A small token to make someone else have a better day. A way to bring a smile to someone else’s day!

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The Diaper Bag Battle

We all struggled with that dang diaper bag. It’s a black hole of half full sippy cups, loose fruit snacks, baby socks, and books that are missing pages. It’s a bag you haul everywhere, and you just pray it has what you need, when you need it!

I try my best to clean out our diaper bag every Sunday night, however I swear our bag weighs at least ten pounds no matter what. Continue reading “The Diaper Bag Battle”

More Than A Dance Class



It’s so much more than just a dance class.

I never imagined I would become a “dance mom”.  The idea of it kind of made me gag, the tight hair sprayed buns, expensive glittery outfits, the hours of classes… no thank you.  I never thought I would be a part of the that world, nor did I want to.  However, I have found that my daughter’s dance class is so much more than just a class. Continue reading “More Than A Dance Class”

Stop and Smell the Dirty Diapers


Stop and Smell the Dirty Diapers

Today I am going to stop and smell the dirty diapers. Yep, that’s right the dirty diapers!

The days when you’re exhausted from sleep training, you have baby spit up or your toddler’s boogers on your sleeve [black shirts are never a mom’s best friend], and the house … Well the house is still standing. You feel beaten, broken, and without hope. Take a moment to smell the dirty diapers. Continue reading “Stop and Smell the Dirty Diapers”