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Dad of the Year 2015

I don’t know what it takes to be called “dad of the year.” I’m unsure what characteristics or qualities a man needs to possess in order to earn this title, but if I had to give the description a good ‘ol college try, I would define it as… Dad of the Year noun. [dad uhv th-uh yeer] devoted fella who willingly gives his hands and heart to his family; active participant in tea parties, swimming lessons and outdoor catch; bedtime...

5 Reasons I Shouldn’t Have Married Him

There are a ton of articles out there that tell us what makes up the perfect man. A LOT. I’m sure if I went the opposite direction and looked up the ideal woman, I would be greeted with 10x more “research” and be equally disappointed. But to be quite honest, I think IΒ did receive the perfect man … for me. He was made for me, which I think is pretty cool. And I for him. Although some days I’m sure...

His X Factors

When I was asked how I knew J was the one for me, a million little things came to mind. Sure, he made me laugh, and he treated me with respect. He got along with my family and friends. We shared a lot of common interests {and being a fellow red-head did not hurt!}, but really, there were several other things, the X factors, that sealed the deal. These factors extended beyond the first date and really live at the...

Waking Hours

We take our Sunday mornings slow. The 3E’sΒ put forth the effort to just say “relax,” and sit down on the couch for another rendition of Winnie the Pooh or yesterday’s Pioneer Woman. Between the singing and cooking, MadsΒ plays with her dollhouse as I sip on my bottomless cup of coffee, staring at her little curls and stealing glances from my bubbs. It’s just us. And I couldn’t be happier. When we decide to slowly peel ourselves from the comfort of...

Role of a Mom

Let’s talk about moms. All kinds of moms. Anyone that was blessed with the role of mom, either by choice or circumstance, blood or adoption. I never really grasped the true significance of a mother’s role until I was placed in the mom role. In short, it’s fucking magical. Not necessarily unicorns riding on white, fluffy clouds but unveiling the silver-lining in a world that may be perceived as completely turned upside down. I always appreciated anyone that took on...

Scenes from Yesterday // 01

{Okay, not really yesterday, but a few days ago} We were blessed with springtime for just a moment this week. Just long enough for us to take a step outside, separate ourselves from the stuffy insides and breath some fresh air. Although she felt a tiny bit under the weather, this minor inconvenience in no way stopped this little lady. I came home from work, and she was helping dad rake the leaves. {Yes, we have very weird and wild...

Week in Review: LOVEly Reminders

via Happy Valentine’s Day! Such a beautiful day. I don’t know why, but it reminds me so much of Thanksgiving. A similar sentiment sweeps across me when this day approaches. Different gathering of folks, but the day is no less special. I get that there are people that want nothing to do with the holiday. Some feel obligated to “do something for someone” or are upset at the fact that they “don’t have anyone”. Honestly? That latter is probably the...