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When You Receive Tender Mercies

It's been a long, hard day. In fact, it's been a long, hard several days. Maybe even weeks. And when it gets like this, those small tender mercies can be hard to notice. Oh there's happiness mixed in between of course, but with Hubbalicious working such long hours at the shop because we're short-staffed right […] Read the whole post!

{ Him vs. Me } Getting D An iPod For His Birthday

Hubbalicious and I had a little debate the other day about whether or not we should get D an iPod for his birthday. He's going to be 5 soon. *I know, it's insane, I swear just yesterday I was feeding him a bottle.*  Anyway, so he texts me: "I want to get D an iPod […] Read the whole post!

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!

Valentine’s Day Photo Shoot

For Valentine's Day this year, I wanted to get my little man involved in something fun that we could do together. I decided that I would set up a little Valentine's Day photo shoot with him and let him play around. He helped me pick out all of the fun things we used and I […] 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!

Making Foil Boats With Your Preschooler

There's nothing I love more than summer time with my family. Being outside, enjoying the weather... it's just a feel-good time of year. It seems like we've been moving for like, I don't know... EVER. So it felt pretty nice this past weekend to just kick back and relax. Our little Dom loves to play […] 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!

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!

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