On Not Having A Daughter When You Thought You Would Have One

Having All Boys

  There was a time when I thought I would have a houseful of little women. Four girls. I even picked out names for them. As I grew up I thought that having two of each would be great. That way my sons would have a brother and sister and my daughters would have brothers… Read More »

5 Things I Have Learned During My Time As A Solo Parent

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It was mid 2005. My husband had just gone to a recruiter for the Army reserves. We walked out of the place and said, “Nope, that isn’t going to be an option for us.” One reason was because he would have to drive a few hours to get to his drills. Another reason was that… Read More »

On Being A Stay At Home Mom

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I grew up with a stay at home mom. She was 33 when she had me and had already worked many years as a teacher. When I was in the 5th grade she went back as a full-time teacher for a year and then substituted after that until last year when she decided to join my… Read More »

New Year Needs New Goals, Right?


  A new year, new goals right? I am not so sure about that right now. I know I could spend some time on some goals. I know doing so is helpful. But for right now, I just don’t have any other than the basic ones. Be a better person, a better mother,  a better… Read More »

The Pressure to Have a Perfect Christmas

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The perfect amount of Christmas gifts, the perfect Elf on the Shelf spots, the perfect Christmas meal, perfect amount of advent activities, Pinterest worthy decorations, etc, etc, etc. It goes on an on and makes you think you are lacking in some way. Why does it seem like there is so much pressure to have a… Read More »

If I Had To Do It All Over Again


I have been a mom now for over 10 years. 2004 was the year that changed everything. I first became pregnant in January and had a little boy the end of September. I was 25 and hand a handful of friends who already had kids. My sister-in-law already had three girls and my husband’s cousins… Read More »

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