Teacher Gift: Thank You For Helping Me Grow

Hopping on here really quick tonight to share this incredibly easy teacher gift idea. Truthfully, all the cutesy teacher gift ideas in the world aren’t going to match up to a good old gift card (amiright, teachers?!?! haha), but it’s important to me that my children take an active part in showing their gratitude to others. This idea covers both […]

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Family Beach Day Essentials

Our kids take after us – they LOVE beach, pool, lake – water any way they can get it. πŸ˜› The more kids we added, the more hectic these beach days became. With a lot of trial and error, we ended up with exactly what we needed to be able to truly relax and enjoy our family beach day! As […]

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Journey of Love

I love you. I’ve loved you for a while now. 10 years together, 8 of them married, and they’ve flown by. You loved me first. You picked me out and wanted me to be yours, and made sure it happened. I was fine with that. πŸ˜‰ You made me happy. We took classes together, and texted sweet nothings, stayed up […]

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Ordinary Days, A Diaper Bag And Love

Motherhood Style Before my babies were even born, I’d decided what kind of mom style I’d have. I was never going to do the leggings/sneakers thing. I wouldn’t have my hair in a messy bun every day, my bag would always match my outfit, and my style was going to be perfectly complemented by my angelic brood surrounding me. πŸ˜‰ […]

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3 Easy Ways to Teach Kindness At Home

  Kindness is my mothering goal, in growing these little hearts, but in the day to day, sometimes I need more than the mile-long parenting articles and perfectly scripted charts.Β  In this season of parenting, I am always looking for that balance between harsh and permissive, where my children’s hearts can grow strong but gentle, confident but kind. After wading […]

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You Can Tell My Daughter This, But Not That

It’s become quite popular these days to talk about why you shouldn’t say this or that to my daughter. A little old lady in the grocery store tells my daughter she’s pretty, and all of a sudden it’s an Open Letter To That Woman – Why My Daughter Is More Than Pretty. Well – yes. Yes, she is. But other […]

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Thin Blue Line Shopping!

You guys! Today is a fun one for me, and I hope for you, too! Grab your coffee and pull up a chair! If you’re following this blog as a police wife, you probably found me through one of my from-the-heart posts about life as a police family. We all have different schedules, unique challenges, and unpredictable days, but at […]

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Leave Room For Wonder

My oldest turned 7 on Sunday. Somehow the tiny babe I grew in my own body, and carried in my arms, is now getting too heavy for me to hold. The hours that used to drag by slowly have turned into years that are slipping away. The days are full to the brim, and sometimes the day ends with too […]

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Today, I’m Thinking Of You

Today I’m thinking of you. You felt such joy inside you when you first knew, and you counted down the months until you held her. You watched him kick on the screen and you couldn’t help but smile when you first heard his heartbeat. You started making lists of names, before you even knew the gender. Your happiness overflowed from […]

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