Middle Kid Awesomeness

I don't buy into all the birth order stuff, but I do find it fascinating, right along with simply analyzing my … [Continue Reading]


Our Mother’s Day Tradition

My first Mother's Day in 2004, our baby daughter was 3 months old and still crying all the time. We were a wreck. It was … [Continue Reading]


Meeting a Warrior and Giving Away Her Book!

I've wanted to be a writer since I was a kid. I wrote stories for fun, was in journalism & media in high school, but … [Continue Reading]


Once Upon a Fazoli—My Messy Beautiful

Once upon a time, there was a young woman who had dreamed of motherhood since she was a 12 year old-constantly-booked-$2 … [Continue Reading]


Easter Bunny Cake

When I was a little unicorn loving tomboy (yes, its a possible mix), I loved this Easter Bunny Cake my mom made every … [Continue Reading]

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