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5 AWESOME THINGS I’VE LEARNED DURING 4.5 YEARS OF MOTHERHOOD!

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{Update} No Longer Living With Anxiety

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Today marks 6 months since my anxiety sobriety; 6 months of critiquing, tweaking, and studying my body for a better life. When December came last year, I was at an all time low. I had lived with the anxiety of LIFE for as long as I can remember, even as a young child. I’ve diagnosed myself with every major illness…Read more…


The ANXIETY Post

I have to admit, there have been times, many times…that we’ve visited the ER upon sudden onset of symptoms following or nearly right before a severe anxiety attack.

In the last year “I’ve had cancer, blood clots, lyme disease, thyroid disease, a brain tumor, gallbladder disease, been pregnant…” the list goes on and it’s terrifying. Most of the time during these visits to the ER, I’ve completely exited my body and have no remembrance of even sitting in the waiting room or getting tests done because the anxiety has taken over my mind and body to the point of basically blacking out. It makes me a zombie. Read more…


 

 BIRTHDAY WISH LISTS: TIPS FOR MAKING IT NOT-SO-TACKYRegistry-Tips


 First Day Of Soccer Story

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We did it! We finally signed little man up for soccer and I SWORE going into it that this was going to be flawless, easy, a walk in the park…WRONG! What was I thinking?! I should have known the first day would be a disaster two weeks ago when the coach blurted out the number of kids on our 3 year olds toddler “team”- 30?! Read more…


CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION GALA DATE NIGHT | BLISS TULLE DETAILS

Last night my family and I attended the Childhood Cancer Foundation’s Annual Gala in Daytona Beach, FL. This was our second year sponsoring a table (Mom’s company, Esquire Title Services) and it was just as fabulous this year as the last and I’m sure, all of the years to come. We’re so grateful to have the opportunity to spend an evening with such an amazing crowd willing to give back to an incredible foundation. As a couple, we love this event and encourage anyone who has the chance to attend, to accept. It’s one of the greatest date nights we have every year. As parents, we love this event because it touches our souls to know that we can help other parents struggling to keep lights on in their homes, food on the table for themselves and their children, and fund treatment…because, they are holding onto nothing to ensure the health and recovery of their child even if it means depending on others to feed them so they can pay for the next round of treatment. Read more…


WEDDING PHOTOS Part 1-Pre Ceremony & MARRIED LIFE

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We’re a little over 6 months post wed & to tell you the truth, not much has changed! Take out the pressure of having two kiddos and only having a single ring on your finger with questions of, “When’s the big day?!” every time you turn the corner, and I’d say almost everything is the same, in a good way! What HAS changed? Read More…


WEDDING DRESS DETAILS

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Wondering all the deets on my Wedding day attire? Here’s the scoop on the where all of the pieces are from! Read More…


A LETTER FROM AN AUTISM MOM

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I need to share something…PLEASE, I’m begging each person as you scroll through your news feeds, updates, emails, while your laying in bed, waking up in the morning before you start your day, taking a break to hide away in the bathroom at work, if you read a single post, please, please read this one. I have a dear, dear, darling friend with a similar, yet harder, lifestyle as ours and she shared something with me recently that was heartbreaking.Read more…


A LETTER TO OTHER MOMS

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More and more lately, I’m finding compliments aren’t the same anymore, the motherhood sisterhood doesn’t always feel as strong as it should, and everything just feels like a competition. Before I go further, I just want every single one of my friends to know that I truly don’t post photos of our craft projects, baking goodies, or personal stories because I want to feel better than you or like I’m some sort of  superior “Supermom” one-upping your motherly Read More…


THEY SAY HE HAS A GENETIC DISORDER PART 2Colin-Update

Alright, so where to start, where to start…I guess where I left off, right? First, I want to say that I am in no way, a Dr., Genetic Specialist, Scientist, Therapist, or really anyone that can asses or diagnose your child. I am however, a parent going through some pretty tough shit. 🙂 Back in my last post (if you haven’t read it yet, you can find it HERE), I mentioned something about a new test we were waiting to get approval for (the one that costs $7,000 up to $23,000-which insurance doesn’t like to cover AND that we thought would take two years or so to get).Read more…


A HEARING TEST HEADS UP FOR FIRST TIMERS

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Earlier this week we had an Audiology appointment scheduled for our little guy, which is just included in the process of getting him into the Early Intervention program at one of our local schools. Once he turns 3, we loose our Early Steps program, the program we have been getting our therapy services through thus far. I was honestly just anticipating us going into a classroom, sitting with some ear phones, and waiting to see if Colin would somehow know to raise his hand when he heard a “beep”, boy was I wrong. That sounds simple right? Once I learned what the hearing test entailed, I was WISHING we were just doing the headphone “beep” test! Read More…


THINGS NOT TO DO WHILE MY SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD IS MELTING

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A few days ago, I experienced what was probably the most horrific shopping trip to date with the boys. Col’s behavior has spiked to an all time high…again, and there are just some things that need to get done in the day. On our way home from therapy last week, I had to make a stop at the fabric store. What should have EASILY been a fifteen minute trip ended up being the most terrible two hours that I’ve had well, almost ever. We entered the store and Colin was polite, patient, as patient as a three year old could be in the silk flower isle of a craft store, and we even played one of our fave made up games, “Superhero, where are you?” Read More…


7 WEEKLY QUESTIONS FOR EVERY COUPLE

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KEKE’S NURSERY

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I have been WAITING and waiting to share our favorite new room of the house with everyone! I love it so much that I don’t ever want to leave! If you haven’t checked out my About page yet, let me introduce you to my littlest little, Read more…


THEY SAY HE HAS A GENETIC DISORDER

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I would first like to say, I am in no way, shape, or form qualified to make an assessment on any child and their development. This post is solely to share my son’s story and inspire other moms to share theirs. I’ll try to make this one not too lengthy but, to get every major detail into this post, it will take a little more than a few cute photos and a couple paragraphs. But, to trim some excess, I’ll cut right to the chase. Read more…


THE ANXIETY POST

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If you know me personally, you probably know that I have a major problem with ailments! Ever since I was young, I’ve had a serious problem. I can clearly remember calling and asking my grandmother around age 8, if I had Chemo. because I thought I had hair falling out. Fast forward to high school and on an occasion or two, I know I asked some older girlfriends if I could be pregnant from NOT doing “it.” I have been an “undiagnosed” hypochondriac since I can remember and having kids only made that worse. Read More…


Disney Boardwalk Photo Shoot

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HYPNOBIRTHING, MY EXPERIENCE

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I know what you’re thinking, “Really? Hypnotizing me to give birth without meds?! Pass.” Before you press that little red X up there, let me share my story with you, and you might reconsider! When I found out I was expecting my first, I was terrified. I wasn’t afraid of the morning sickness, or becoming a mother, or even concerned about how I could love anyone more than his father. I was extremely anxious about , drum roll please, pain medication and anesthesia. Being my first pregnancy and working in a hair salon, Read more…


Washy Washy with Lynnburg Lane

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“Meow”, “Moos”, and “Woofs!” A FAMILY FUN DAY

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After sitting at home all morning with the boys, hubby came home and told us to pack up for an afternoon coffee run. Thankfully my “mom bag” is always equipped with backup diapers, snacks, formula, play clothes, socks, wait what am I thinking? You know what’s in a mom bag. I grabbed that big ole’ Vera bag and headed out the door. We figured we would just fuel our caffeine craving and head to our local pumpkin patch before coming back home, WRONG. Our 20 minute run turned into a day in the car full of amazing family memories that I could never replace. Read more…


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Top Toddler Books

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