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I Just Realized That My Black Son Lives In A Different World Than I Do

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Once upon a time, I lived in a bubble. It was a lovely, safe bubble... where race genuinely didn't matter. Not because it didn't exist, or because we were all colorblind, but because we lived in unity and accepted each other. Once upon a time, I lived in a beautiful bubble, where a loving white […] Read the whole post!

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We Moved In! Come Tour The Suncliff House!

My initial plan was to sit down tonight and write a post about our experience in buying this house. It's been a bit of a roller coaster, after all. But honestly, I'm so excited to just share our pictures with you, that the other post will just have to wait. There is a lot of […] Read the whole post!

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Celebrating Earth Day With My Preschooler

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We love our precious Earth! And in celebration of Earth Day, I knew I wanted to go do something with D to help him understand why we need to take care of this amazing planet on which we live. Lately though, we've had some rough days after preschool. He's supposed to nap during the day (he […] Read the whole post!

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Qualifying For A Home Loan: 6 Basic Tips To Get You Started

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The first question on our minds when we decide we want to purchase a home... "Would I qualify for a home loan?" Believe me when I tell you, I know the struggles of getting approved for financing better than most. Because of my health struggles, our credit score has always been something we have to […] Read the whole post!

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Our Search For A Home: 5 Things We Learned And Wanted To Pass Along

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Our Search For A Home When we made the decision to move an hour away from our family to be closer to work, we also decided to rent for a year before we bought a home. It felt like a good idea at the time... And I'm not saying it was the wrong decision, I'm […] Read the whole post!

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An Open Letter To Myself On My 35th Birthday

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I can remember when my parents were 35. They were such young parents, and I always loved that because they took us all kinds of fun places, played outside with us, and most importantly, they could remember what it was like to be my age. You see, when my parents were 35, I was 17. […] Read the whole post!

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Flushable Wipes Caused Our Plumbing Problems, So We Found Something Better! + GIVEAWAY

Listen up y'all, because this is a story that can really only be described as a public service announcement. Learn from my mistakes, okay? Just do it. Or don't do it, as the case may be... We were recently hit with plumbing problems. I know, I know... gross. This is something I've never dealt with before. Both of […] Read the whole post!

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7 Things I Learned From Owning A Rental Property

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In February of 2015, we moved away from the second home we've ever owned. We originally moved there as a way to get closer to our work without moving too far away from family. We felt like it was a middle ground or sorts. At the time, only Hubbalicious was working near San Antonio, I […] Read the whole post!

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That One Time My Face Swelled Up From An Allergic Reaction

I've never really struggled with allergies too much. More now than when I lived in the Pacific Northwest, and I've heard that's pretty common for the Austin area. But even still, it's just a random little sneezing and runny nose here and there when there's something really strong in the air. Oh, and I've also […] Read the whole post!

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How We Finally Made Progress With Nighttime Potty Training

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Aside from one epic fail of a false start right at the beginning of our potty training journey, which I talked about in this post, potty training at our house was super easy. We felt like D showed us signs that he was ready to potty train and we let him take the lead. It […] Read the whole post!

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