Recipes

Italian Chicken Sausage + Spinach Stuffed Shells

I'm always looking for a good recipe that my family will love and comes together quickly, this one hits the spot!  Pasta is always a fan favorite. The Italian sausage packs the flavor and using a chicken variety helps cut fat and calories. Adding Spinach sneaks in a little more nutrients. I always like… Continue reading Italian Chicken Sausage + Spinach Stuffed Shells

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A Simple Gesture,An Amazing Teacher

To say we are nervous about Michael leaving the protective bubble of our current day care/preschool and entering the big world of elementary in a couple short weeks is an understatement. We want our sparkle boy to be accepted and appreciated for who he is and not bullied into hiding his true identity. This story… Continue reading A Simple Gesture,An Amazing Teacher

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To My Husband On Father’s Day

Often people ask me, "how do you do it" and typically I answer "I don't know".  Do I chalk it up to my lists that have lists? Or my crazy organizing and time management skills?  How about the fact that I have always been a master at multitasking? Yes, all of these certainly ring true… Continue reading To My Husband On Father’s Day

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An Attitude of Gratitude

One thing I believe in wholeheartedly is living your life with an attitude of gratitude.  Our society, thanks largely in part to social media, has created a culture of dissatisfaction sprinkled with some envy that leaves people wanting more and making choices that are not always wise and best for their current situation. We fail… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude

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Michael Goes to Therapy

This past week was Michael's first therapy session.  I was so nervous for like two days before it I couldn't stand it.  I don't even know why!  I guess no one thinks it's quite "normal" to take a 5 year old to therapy and most parents never think they will need to take their young… Continue reading Michael Goes to Therapy

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What color is gender?

I went to bed with my soul hurting last night.  Hurt and confused.  Raising a gender non-conforming child is perhaps one of the hardest things a parent can deal with.  I’ve been through so much in the short 5+ years I’ve been a parent, it never seems to end, this one is up there.  I… Continue reading What color is gender?

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Are you prioritizing YOU?

Women are busy.  Throw a kid or two in the mix and you have the perfect recipe for a personal tornado.  But are we doing ourselves any justice?  Are we mindful that we come first? When I became a twin mom to two premature babies my self-prioritization went out the window.  I firmly believed that… Continue reading Are you prioritizing YOU?

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One Way I Relate to “This Is Us”

I could not even begin to tell you how many times I've heard phrases like "wow twins, you must be busy", "I couldn't imagine twins", or "they must keep you busy".  I usually just smile politely and say yes but know it my mind that no matter what my heart is full and that's what… Continue reading One Way I Relate to “This Is Us”

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Why me God?

Last night as I was laying in bed trying to go to sleep I had a quick reflection of my life's journey to parenthood and as a parent.  I started wondering if it all was some sort of cruel joke. It's not a secret we struggled to get pregnant and needed IVF to conceive.  But let's… Continue reading Why me God?

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Bringing in 2016

I am often indifferent to the New Year, or at least do not give it much thought since I have never been big on resolutions.  Aside from a few years ago when I resolved to wash the makeup off my face every single night no self made promises have actually stuck.  But, I always resolve… Continue reading Bringing in 2016