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When the World Stopped Turning: Remembering 9/11

When the World Stopped Turning: Remembering 9/11

“Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?” A line from a song, sang by Alan Jackson that plays on repeat in my head whenever I hear the words, “September 11th.” 8:46 EST time – Flight 11 hits the North Tower. I was standing in the living room watching Good Morning […]

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Family-Friendly Instant Pot Dinners

As the long summer days begin to wind down and the craziness of back-to-school approaches, you may be on the lookout for some quick, delicious meals. Have you heard of the Instant Pot? If not, check out this post to see what it’s all about! For those of you that do, here are some of […]

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Do What Makes You Come Alive Mama! It Will Benefit Everyone.

Do What Makes You Come Alive Mama!

I am about as passionate as they come. When I find something I love, I usually find a way to get involved or become a huge cheerleader for it (sometimes both). I have always been this way. When my first baby was born, my whole paradigm shifted and I LIVED to obsess over this tiny […]

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a letter to my second child

Mom Confessions: A Letter to My Second Child

Dear Second Child, We are so excited you’re here. You were very much planned – and even came sooner than we expected. Your big sis has been rubbing mama’s belly for months and practicing playing mommy with her baby dolls. We thought we loved you then, but now that you’re here, that love has magnified. […]

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Managing Your Own Disappointment

Managing Your Own Disappointment

It was our first night out in 2 months. I had been home-bound with a sick toddler for 4 days and I was very much looking forward to some adult company and conversation. He had a rough few weeks at work and was ready for a break. We dropped the kids at grandma’s and sat […]

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5 Favorite Baby Products From a Mom of Five

I recently had my fifth baby in nine years. In that time I’ve used a lot of baby products!! You find out pretty quickly what makes your life easier and what you can do without! Which is why I’ve put together this list of 5 of my favorite baby products!  1. Baby K’tan Baby Carrier I […]

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Don't Lose You Reclaiming Your Individuality in Motherhood

Don’t Lose YOU: Reclaiming Individuality in Motherhood

Everyone gives you advice leading up to your wedding day. “Don’t go to bed angry.” “Make time for date night.” “There’s plenty of time to have kids.”  One of the pieces of advice that stuck out to me came from my mother. She said, “Be yourself – don’t lose your identity. Don’t lose Valerie!” Almost […]

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