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Why I’m Letting My 4 Year Old Play Football

You guys will never guess what kind of cuteness is happening in our lives right now! ....okay, you can probably guess because that photo up there is pretty telling, plus I haven't exactly kept it a secret on social media. (*if you aren't following me yet, hello... what are you waiting for?! Follow me on […] Read the whole post!

How We Finally Made Progress With Nighttime Potty Training

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!

With One Request, He Melted My Heart

Parenting is not for sissies, I've said it before and I'll say it again. There are days when I feel like I've been bested by a 4 year old and like bedtime just can't come fast enough. But just as quickly as those days come and blindside you, so do the moments that make it […] Read the whole post!

Having An Only Child

Over the course of the year and a half that I've been blogging, I have noticed a couple recurring themes within my posts. One of the most common, is that my life has taken me on a completely different path than I ever could have expected. In many ways, it's been incredibly difficult. And in just […] Read the whole post!

10 Things I Never Thought I’d Have To Say

When it comes to parenting, I'm constantly amazed at the things that come out of my mouth. Nothing surprises me anymore. Once upon a time, hearing myself say the sentence: "Dominic, please don't eat whatever bug you just picked up" would surprise me and kinda make me chuckle. I remember the first time I said that, thinking... […] Read the whole post!

My Son Disappeared, And It Was The Worst Moment Of My Life

I know the title of this post sounds dramatic. That's why I chose it. I have been through cancer, chemotherapy, multiple surgeries, and Crohn's Disease, so I've got some experience to pull from. And I can honestly tell you: believing for what seemed like an eternity (but was probably only like 3 minutes) that my son […] Read the whole post!

5 Signs I’m A Working Mom

If I sit back, close my eyes, and concentrate really hard - I can almost remember back when I had free time to do things like: make dinner and fold laundry. It's hazy at best... but I'm pretty sure I can remember free time to do with what I chose. Well, in any case - […] Read the whole post!

To Work Or Not To Work, That Is The Question

I'm just going to start off with a little honesty - straight out of the gate. This is one of my least favorite topics in the world. I know there are different opinions about mothers working outside the home, or staying home to raise children. But in my ideal world, it's not even a debate. […] Read the whole post!

When Your Kid Is NOT Ready For Potty-Training

Every once in a while, D.O. gives us this tiny little ray of hope that he's ready to potty train... and then he yanks it away with such force, that it leaves our heads spinning. We want to him to transition into potty training, and yet most of our friends are telling us that he […] Read the whole post!

5 Reasons Why I Tell Him Why

Has your kid ever asked you "why" so many times in a row that you thought your ears might bleed? I know mine has. We've definitely started noticing some new things at our house as of lately. Every word I say to D.O. (the little man) is usually answered with, "Why?" Oh my gosh... It […] Read the whole post!

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