X MAS PICTURES

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, Christmas family photo time. I love family photos and since my little family is changing everyday I enjoy capturing every moment. Usually I go to Portrait Innovations or Target, but this year I wanted something more personal and different. I decided to support one of my […]

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY HEAVEN!

Today is my first born baby girl’s birthday. My first child and my first headache. Just kidding! I am reflecting on today and amazed that nine years has passed. Amazed that this is the last year that my daughter is in her single digits. However, I am thinking a lot about the years and what […]

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Be a Motivator. Don’t be Nag.

It is so easy to become a strict disciplinarian when it comes to raising your children. The fear is  that if we are too lenient our children will get caught up with the wrong crowd. The truth is even if we are strict they still may make poor choices.  Sometimes we impose unrealistic expectations out of […]

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Super Readers!

The majority of my life has been spent in the Library. My dad was a librarian for 32 years so my winter breaks and days off I spent a great deal of time at the library. I was never a reading fanatic but I love to write. I read enough to know what type of writing […]

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Fundraising Frenzy

Is it just me or do other moms get stressed over the fundraisers? Gone are the days of the $0.50 cent or $1.00 candy bars. My daughter is selling gourmet sauces, cookie dough and pastries. The cheapest item you can purchase is $13.00!  Now that may not seem like much but when you are on a […]

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10 FALL SEASON MUST DO’S

I LOVE THE FALL SEASON. THERE ARE SOME THINGS I LOVE DOING WITH MY KIDDIES AND YOU SHOULD TRY THEM TOO! Jump in a Pile of Leaves Make fall Sweets- My favorites are Candy Apples, Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Pie Rolls and Anything Pumpkin and Apple Spiced! Go to A Pumpkin Patch/ Fall Festival Drink Some Apple Cider Carve Pumpkins […]

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Trying Is Winning

  I am so proud of my daughter. She was very disappointed when she got home because she ran for President of her class; unfortunately, she did not win. I had no knowledge that my daughter wanted to run for President.  If I did I would have helped her with her speech. I was a little […]

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10 Facts About me

  I started playing the piano at 7 years old. I love to write short stories and poems I have two adorable kiddos,  a girl and a boy. I wanted 4 but…. My favorite color is Black I love Italian Food Some days I think I was meant to be a Stay at home mom My favorite flower is Orchids I wanted […]

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Preparing for disaster

Today at my daughter’s school they did a training drill if an intruder entered the school. Hearing my daughter explain the fear she felt while blocking the doors and hiding in the coat room made my heart sank. I don’t want to discuss this too much, but it saddens me that we have to prepare […]

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Dear Son…

 Dear Son, I stand outside your bedroom door and I pray for you. A special kind of prayer only a mother can do I pray for your protection This same prayer since birth I dread that some days you will not look at your brown skin as a gift, But more like a curse I […]

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