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You are five

  June 20, 2020 Dear Juliana, You are FIVE today. My heart breaks and then gets put together all over again watching you grow up. It is so hard for a mama to watch her FIRST baby grow up. You are kind, sweet, fierce, and empathetic. Sometimes I just want to say sorry that you… Continue reading You are five

emotion, life, motherhood, pandemic, self care, surviving motherhood, teacher mom

I’m not an octopus

Juliana and Hudson are my world, if you haven't already got that. But for the love of God, they are so needy, rightfully so. Being 3 and almost 5 is a hard job, trying to navigate your big feelings in this crazy chaotic pandemic of a world. Pandemic or not, being a toddler isn't all… Continue reading I’m not an octopus

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Dear Hudson

Today you are 3. Today you are my little boy instead of my baby and that makes me sad. But I swear to God I will always call you my baby forever and ever even when you hate it. Thank you for being my calm in this storm of life. I’m sorry that it was… Continue reading Dear Hudson

Babies, Toddlers, emotion, family, love, motherhood, pandemic, parenting, prayer, self care, Uncategorized

It’s all too much

How are you doing mamas? I am not well and I will admit it. As most of you know, I consider this my safe place to vent- a platform for mamas to share the good things, the bad things, and everything in between. We are living in an unprecedented time, a time where we have… Continue reading It’s all too much

friendship, motherhood, surviving motherhood, toddlerhood

The island of motherhood

I coach a little college cheerleading on the side- just once a month for a great group of girls. I love going there because it reminds me of college... the days of effortless love, no technology, and hardly any responsibilities. Facebook wasn’t even invented until my senior year of college. We actually all got to… Continue reading The island of motherhood

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February sucks

Posting now, spell check later. I hate February. With a passion this year. I really wanted 2020 to start off with a bang and that it did. In the beginning of February we had a big scare with Hudson. Update: he’s doing great. We have been pricking his toe every morning and night to get… Continue reading February sucks

Babies, Toddlers, faith, family, life, love, marriage, motherhood, prayer, self care

Gratitude & Fulfillment

Are you happy with your life? Do you feel fulfilled? Or only a little bit? It's totally not normal to feel fulfillment every second of your life because if you did, how do you know what it feels like? Those times of wonder and questioning your purpose is normal and totally okay. Those times help… Continue reading Gratitude & Fulfillment

Babies, Toddlers, disciplining a toddler, emotion, faith, family, life, love, motherhood, naps, parenting, surviving motherhood, teacher mom, toddlerhood

Wild child don’t you cry

My daughter is everything I hate about me. I know that sounds horrible. I feel horrible writing it, but God it hits me hard. She's stubborn. I'm stubborn. She's OCD and gets stuck- just like me on a bad day. She's cranky as ever- so am I on a bad day. Sometimes she's a bully-… Continue reading Wild child don’t you cry

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All Things Dairy Free

About a month ago, I found out I was allergic to dairy- swell up, look 8 months pregnant, painful bloating, constipated allergic.  Here are some great snack and food ideas when you are dairy free. NuGo Dark Chocolate Coconut, 12g Vegan Protein, 200 Calories, Gluten Free, 12 Count NuGo Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip, 12g Vegan… Continue reading All Things Dairy Free

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More recipes/ my fave foods; mostly dairy free

Peanut butter pre/post workout balls- 3/4 cup gluten free oats, 1/4 cup peanut butter, 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, 1/4 cup real maple syrup, 1 tbsp vegan almond coconut protein OR flaxseed, 1 tbsp chia seeds. Mix it all up and roll into balls. Refrigerate! Sweet potatoes and spicy guac! Cut 2 big sweet potatoes… Continue reading More recipes/ my fave foods; mostly dairy free