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The Great Santa Debate

Growing up, I never knew anyone who didn’t do Santa Claus. Yet, when I became a mom myself in 2008, and the Christmas season rolled around, I had a lot of people ask me if we were going to “do Santa” in our home. I began to put a lot of thought into the decision — […]

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A Journey Through Infertility and Its Blessing :: Part One of Our Story {Adoption Awareness Month}

When the Unexpected Happens Four and a half years ago, the realization that my husband Matt and I could be pregnant hit us in the face like a sledgehammer. We weren’t trying to have a baby and had not even thought about trying at this point in our marriage. We had only been married six […]

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Before He Was Type One, He Was My Son {Diabetes Awareness Month}

​​​​November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. It can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems if it’s not controlled. To be very honest, diabetes wasn’t something I knew much about before January 20, 2017. Everything that I […]

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Learning How to be a Good Friend and Finding Your Tribe

A Girls’ Weekend I am sure everyone has slightly (or dramatically) different ideas of what makes up a fun girls’ weekend. I’m sure I’ve experienced the gamut of them all (well..maybe not alllll) in different stages throughout my life.  However, in this stage of being married and having children, a weekend away for myself and […]

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To the Son I’ll Never Have

Sweet Boy, You and I are never destined to meet, it seems. It’s a finality that I’m having a hard time accepting, since for much of my life, I have thought of you. You see, I grew up with two younger brothers. Your would-be uncles were fun, silly, annoying, and… boys. I loved helping my […]

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