When Your Youngest Child Turns Five

Today my youngest son turns 5! If you have been with my blog for a while you might remember that I got pregnant with him right after we moved back to the US after four years in Germany. In some ways I just can’t believe we are here. My youngest child is now five years… Read More »

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To My Oldest Son On His 11th Birthday

My oldest son will be turning 11 next week. I know it is a little cliché to say but how did we get here? Where did my little baby go? 11? For reals??? The truth is, as fast as time has gone, as quickly as it has seemed that the years have passed, I have really… Read More »

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Enjoying Summer with Your Kids When You Start to Burn Out with Hello Mamas

Enjoying Summer with Your Kids When You Start to Burn Out We are a month into summer vacation, things are getting a little slow and I am starting to feel a little burned out. The newness of sleeping in has worn off and it is getting hot. We still love the pool but it isn’t… Read More »

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5 Reasons Why Summer Gets Difficult When You Are Solo Parenting

I have spent many summers without my husband. I was thinking this morning of the different ways not having your husband home during the summer can make life more difficult than it normally would be. Since my husband is going to be home for a few days during the summer, I am reminded of what… Read More »

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Keeping Kids Busy In The Summer When You Are On A Budget

Summer is here and you might be trying to figure out what to do with your kids for their time off from school. Yes, there are camps and classes that you could sign them up for, but those all cost money, sometimes a lot of it. If you are like our family and on a… Read More »

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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back When Raising a Special Needs Child

When my oldest was diagnosed with a developmental delay, I knew that someday he would grow out of it. Then a few years later my 2nd little boy was diagnosed with Asperger’s. This was a whole different ball game. He would always be autistic. That would never ever go away. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t… Read More »

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Life Can Be Messy Sometimes

We all do it…well most of us anyway. When taking photos to post on social media,we make sure our house looks clean in the background. We wouldn’t want anyone to know that our house is dirty sometimes. We don’t talk about the hard days. We try not to sound too down or sad on Facebook.… Read More »

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I Am Not A Perfect Mother

My oldest is turning nine on Sunday! Wow! I have been a mom for nine years now. Wow! I am not going to say it went by in a flash but looking back it is hard to believe we will have a nine-year-old. Being that it is his birthday and he was the one who… Read More »

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