10 Things I Love About My Son

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My little guys amazes me everyday. It’s hard to imagine giving birth to him 16 months ago. There are so many things that I love about him. For starters, he’s a cool kid with a great personality. Believe me, I’m not just saying that because he’s my son. He has his drama filled moments, but […]

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Words I Teach My Children Not to Say

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I recently wrote a post on my BabyCenter blog that has sparked a conversation regarding words we should teach our children not to say. I’m not necessarily referring to profanity, but words some of us may use everyday that could impact our children in a negative way. Words like fat, stupid, can’t, ugly, and diet are […]

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How to Spread Some Holiday Cheer With Minted Cards

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Things get pretty busy during the holidays. In fact, it sneaks up on you out of nowhere – at least that’s how I feel. Every year I find myself scrambling to send out holiday cards to family and friends. I’d plan to set up a family photo shoot, but end up being pressed for time […]

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How Becoming a Mom has Changed the Way I See Myself

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I’ve never been a high maintenance type of chick. I didn’t rock the hottest trends because we couldn’t afford it growing up, and I was okay with that. As a former athlete, my main concern was keeping my grades up so that I wouldn’t get kicked off the team. I really didn’t put too much effort […]

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Why I Decided to Sign Up For a 10k Run

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It seems like every time I commit to signing up for a run I end up having to back out. A co-worker convinced me to register for a 5k about five years ago. After finding out that I was expecting Princess, I continued to train. I’d run a few miles a day for about four to five […]

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Lessons For My Kids: People Will Treat You How You Allow Them To Treat You

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I’ve learned over the years that people will treat you according to how you allow them to treat you. I remember being afraid to speak up as a kid. I didn’t want to ruffle feathers or seem confrontational. However, I later realize that staying silent meant that I accepted peoples’ lack of respect. It’s okay […]

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Lessons for my kids: Be Thankful

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I knew that becoming a parent meant that someone else’s life would essentially be in my hands. Just think about it – you’re in charge of someone else’s well being. It’s a lot to take in. But, it’s become second nature in these last few years. Now that Princess is getting older, we often have […]

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Highlights From Our Family Trip!

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It’s not often you that I post a family vlog. In fact, this is the first time. Over the summer, we took a trip to Sesame Place. If you know me and have been reading my blog, then you’re fully aware of how much I love snapping photos and videos of our kiddos. Here are […]

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First Homes in My Hood Get Broken into, Now My Car?

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I must have the worse luck! First the homes in my hood get burglarized, now my car? This is ridiculous! Like every morning, I get up and get the kids ready for school. But, this morning is different. I grab the diaper back with my keys in one hand, and Young O in the other. Princess walks […]

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Amazing Photos of How We Celebrated Halloween

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It seems as though we spent the entire month of October celebrating Halloween. There were a couple visits to the pumpkin patch – one of them being Princess’s first school field trip, where I served as a chaperone.   There was also her first visit to a haunted house, which left me in stitches. Oh, we can’t […]

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Coping With the Stress and Guilt of trying to Balance it All

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I’ve heard people say that you can get sick from stress. I wasn’t sure about it before, but I’m absolutely sure of it now. I recently watched an episode of 48 Hours, and an elderly man who had been on a mission to find his son’s killer ended up dying because of stress, according to his […]

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The Time I Took My Four-Year-Old to a Haunted House

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I took my four-year-old to a haunted house for the first time this past weekend. She got scared, and I loved every minute of it. I do realize that may sound a bit cruel. What parent would want to scare the kid senseless? Me, of course! But all jokes aside, there is a lesson to […]

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Why Having a Pet May Not be Such a Great Idea Right Now

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Recently Princess has been asking for a cat. “Are you going to take care of it?” I asked. “Yes,” she replied. Now you know how the story goes. You get the cat, and the parents are the ones who end up taking care of it. Images started popping up in my head of me cleaning […]

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How the Love Between Parents Impact Their Children

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When I was a little girl, I had dreams of marrying Michael Jackson. So, when my daughter brought up the topic of matrimony, I expected her future husband to be someone from one of the animated shows she often watches. But, she caught me by surprise when she confessed that she wanted to someday marry her baby brother. […]

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My Baby Has a New Name

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You may remember a post I wrote a while back about changing Baby O’s name. While I hate to admit it, it’s time. He has grown into a tot. No more crawling for my little guy. Now my baby has a new name!   Thanks so much for sharing ideas, although most of you thought […]

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