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Hello April!

April 14, 2017 | No Comments

Wow!  It has been almost a month since I have posted a blog entry.  This past month has just been crazy and busy, but good! World Traveler My last blog post was on March 15 and I boarded a plane early the next morning to head to Italy!  I had so much fun in Italy! […]

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10 Reasons I am Rocking Motherhood

March 15, 2017 | 2 Comments

I was recently tagged by Alicia at Adventures With My Littles to complete the Rocking Motherhood Challenge.  Thanks so much for tagging me, Alicia! The idea behind the challenge is to encourage mothers to recognize and remember the things that make us great moms rather than focusing on the things we feel we might be failing […]

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Orange Is the New Black

Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison

March 14, 2017 | No Comments

This book review was originally published on The Wordy Nerd Books on January 12, 2015. Like much of the country, I recently found myself sucked into the Netflix series Orange is the New Black.  It ended up being one of those series that my husband and I binge-watched and really enjoyed.  After we finished the second […]

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What I Learned When I Traveled to Europe While Pregnant With Twins

March 7, 2017 | 2 Comments

This time last year I was getting ready to head to England and France for Spring Break.  The trip had been planned and paid for long before I knew I was pregnant with Harrison and Katherine.  When I saw that first positive pregnancy test at the end of December, I experienced a moment of panic. […]

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March Madness

March 4, 2017 | No Comments

Starting Out Rough I had really high hopes that March would be a bit easier on us than January and February. However, that is not proving to be true so far.  Just four days into March and we have sick kids…again.  Poor Lauren has had a headache and congestion all week.  I’m pretty sure that […]

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The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner

March 2, 2017 | No Comments

This book review was originally published on The Wordy Nerd Books on December 9, 2014. James Dashner’s The Maze Runner is the first book in the Maze Runner series.  It is one of those books that has been hanging out on my “to-read” list for a long time.  The movie is currently in theaters and I have […]

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The Silent Wife

The Silent Wife

February 28, 2017 | No Comments

This book review was originally published on The Wordy Nerd Books on November 12, 2014. Jodi and Todd have been a couple for more than twenty years.  They have created a beautiful life together full of luxuries.  Todd isn’t satisfied though and begins to stray.  Jodi, aware of Todd’s affairs, remains silent and allows him […]

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Best Baby Products for the First Six Months

February 27, 2017 | No Comments

Our youngest set of twins (babies number 4 and 5!)  turned six months old this past Saturday!  The past six months have flown by.  They are growing so quickly and it breaks my momma heart a little bit.  I am just not ready for these babies to grow up so fast! I have reached the […]

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February Recap

February 25, 2017 | No Comments

It’s the last weekend in February. I wanted to give a little February Recap and let everyone know what we’ve been up to this month! Bye, Bye Illness Our February wasn’t totally illness free but it was so much better than January.  The first two weeks of February saw the babies still recovering with the […]

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This Is Where I Leave You

This Is Where I Leave You

February 21, 2017 | No Comments

This book review was originally published on The Wordy Nerd Books on November 20, 2014. Judd Foxman’s wife is sleeping with his boss and his dad just died.  Judd, stressed and beaten down, returns to his childhood home to mourn his father with his two brothers, his sister, and mother.  The siblings are shocked to […]

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