Eight-month Update On Our Little Man

Every time I start to write one of Emory’s updates, I glance through my past updates on him and each time I want to ugly cry!! How is our baby so big already (also a repetitive statement in each of these update posts)? I thought time with our first flew by, but this, this is […]

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Dear Postpartum Body

If I’m being honest, I’ve never been the biggest fan of you. You’re squishy, all over the place and make it difficult for me to put my pre-baby clothes on. My emotions toward you are somewhat of a roller coaster; sometimes I’m impressed by you, but other times I’m filled with frustration when looking at […]

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The Memories Yiayia Left Me

365 days without Yiayia. 365 days missing her contagious smile. 365 days wishing I had more time to spend with her. 365 days wondering if she’s watching over me. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of her. I knew my Yiayia for 27 years. I made her Yiayia and she made me […]

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SIX-MONTH UPDATE ON OUR LITTLE MAN

Time is moving fast, but I’m pretty sure our Emory is moving faster. He’s calm, but he’s so sneaky and quick. A ninja, really. Grabbing at spoons when we feed him, pulling at his sister’s hair (in a playful way of course) and trying to crawl and pull up on some of his toys. And […]

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Why It’s a Privilege Being a Boy Mom

“Boys will be boys.” Can someone please tell me who came up with this saying and why they thought it was okay to give males the excuse to act a certain way because of their sex? Before kids, I  knew I wanted a girl. Someone I could play dress up with,  sing with, and someone […]

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Entertaining the Kids Inside & Outside the Home

These wintry days are killing me! I thought I had it bad when it was just me to worry about, but now I have two little people to keep warm and occupied all the live long day and it’s through this I know the true meaning of stir crazy. I am craving spring and summer weather […]

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The Intensity of the Toddler Years

Here’s a story for you… A mom decides to schedule her toddler and infant’s doctors appointments at the same time in the middle of winter right before lunch and nap time. How do you suppose this tale ends? In happiness with mother, toddler and infant running through a field catching butterflies? Or, in nightmare-ish form […]

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Four-Month Update on our Little Man

Our Emmy boy turned four months over the weekend and it’s crazy how much he’s developed since my last update. Even though I’ve gone through the newborn phase before, I forgot how they seem to change on a daily basis. At this point he is smiling and laughing a ton. He’s probably happy 90 percent […]

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My Lesson Learned in 2017

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” Epicurus How often do you take a look at your surroundings and feel overwhelmed with gratitude? I have to admit, I don’t do it nearly as often as […]

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Two-month Update on Our Little Man

It’s so hard to believe our Emmy boy graced us with his presence a little over two months ago. He came into the world with a dim cry which caught us off guard because our daughter entered the world with the most dramatic screams (definitely not surprising based on her colorful personality). I’m pretty sure […]

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