#bdaygiftsoflove (My 29th Birthday)

Yesterday was hands down the best birthday I have ever had. I decided since Ed Sheeran showing up at my house and serenading me was not really a real gift option that I would do something more meaningful on my 29th Birthday....more

3:30am....A Parenting Revelation

I tossed and turned in bed hoping that the crying I heard was in my dreams. The crying continued. It was Sam and sadly the minutes went on and I realized that he was not going to go back to sleep! As I started to get out of bed Jordan woke up so I asked what time it was. 3:30am. Come on now Sam! Clearly that memo I sent last week wasn't read. The do not wake mommy unless you are sick one. Alas, I drearily drag my self out from under my warm covers and make my way to his room. He is full blown pissed sitting in the corner of his crib....more

Communication Tips for Your Marriage!

A few weeks back Jordan and I did our first engaged couples conference presentation. The engaged couples conference is mandatory if you are being married in the Catholic church. It is an afternoon full of presentations on different aspects of marriage. I remember ours and remember hoping that one day Jordan and I would be asked to present. I am overwhelmed that our deacon asked us to join the presenters! Obviously Jordan and I have been marriage just 5 years so I cannot act or claim that we are experts....more

21 Reasons I love 21 Day Fix!

Today I figured that I would break down my results and the reasons why I absolutely love the 21 day fix!! So I figured I would list the 21 reasons why I love the 21 day fix! Let me start by saying that I was always skeptical of home workouts! I always envisioned Richard Simmons and women doing Jazzercize. I also envisioned them being too hardcore for me similar to insanity and those intense programs. So I always thought the only way for me as a mom to get fit again would be running (which I hate) or going to the gym....more
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To the normal mother.....

I get asked almost weekly how I do it all? How I handle the pressures of raising 4 little boys? How I am a supermom? I really honestly feel like people think that we are perfect. That my house is spotless and we go through the day with no yelling and end the night singing kumbaya around a fire roasting marshmallows (organic if that is possible because we would never feed our kids junk, geesh) then we all tuck into bed and sleep a full nights sleep with no interruptions and wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed ready to take on a full day! Rinse, lather, repeat....more

My Take on Bullying....

  Sadly our first instance of bullying came for Vincent at age 2 (YES, 2!!)                                          He was bullied by two older boys. It was on our own home turf in our back yard. The older boys were up in our playhouse and Vincent was standing in the yard....more

Making Mommy Friends....

I have been at this mommy game for a few years now. Making mommy friends was seriously something that terrified me at first. I was so nervous about being judged and also bringing others I don't know into my family! But after a few years I realized that, if someone judges me or is mean, I do not have to be friends with them. There are so many mommas out there and you will find GOOD friends, there are lots of choices, so do not give up if you are in a friend finding rut!...more

Interview: "Beverly Hills Nannies" Kristin Spills The Beans

 If you've read my blog, you know that I am obsessed with the new reality series Beverly Hills Nannies. So obsessed, in fact, that they totally rank up there with my Real Housewives addiction. HUGE!...more

Being a Mom Makes Me Stronger!

I must say I love every single thing that comes along with being a mom. Being a mom opens you up. I am so much more open than I ever was. I am more understanding, patient (I have to work on that daily!) and loving. But it also creates a more critical person as well. I have no tolerance for nonsense. It sounds like a huge contradiction saying I am more understanding but have no tolerance. I think I have just grown past all the BS and know what I want from life and what I want for my children, so I cannot handle drama or immaturity....more
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Date Night "Rule" I Refuse To Follow....

I always hear and read a rule that if you are ever on a date night with your husband that you should not talk about your kids?  I have to whole heartedly disagree with that. There is not one moment that I do not think about my children, as I am sure all of us feel that way. I am not me without them. Just like I am not me with my husband. We all go hand in hand. That is why I get so annoyed when people say "never talk about kids on date nights!". I just do not get it....more