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What do I do with all the hurt?

This is one of the most personal posts I’ve shared. Please be kind in your comments! I’ll be honest. I’ve been hurting. …

My mom-of-4 survival bag

Parts of this post were also featured in the October 2017 issue of Tampa Bay Parenting magazine. What’s in my mom survival bag? If …

Today I was mean to my kids

Today I yelled. Today I was mean. Today was hard. Today they disobeyed. Over and over and over. Today they fought and …

Why I wasn’t hoping for a daughter

Thank you for all your love after our big announcement a couple weeks back! We are pregnant with baby #4, and…………… SHE IS A GIRL! …

16 Money-saving hacks for moms

Between diapers, preschool and snacks (Lord help me, the snacks), kids are expensive! Here are a few creative ways I keep our budget …

The biggest shock ever

So, I’ve been keeping a secret for a couple months! I haven’t been writing. I haven’t been seeing friends. I’ve been laying …