Category Archives: Life Happens

Angels watching over us

The last few weeks have been tough for my family, to say the least. After losing my grandfather unexpectedly on January 30th, we lost my great uncle on March 3rd, just four weeks later. While his death was expected due … Continue reading

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Things we’re celebrating

How did we celebrate and commemorate Brandon’s 11th birthday? If you know us well, you know the answer: we went to Disney, of course! We’re trying to maximize our annual passes as we aren’t sure yet if our financial situation … Continue reading

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Eleven

To the darling boy who made me a mother on this very day, 11 years ago. Thank you for choosing me. Thank you for showing me what it means to love unconditionally. Thank you for making me a better person, … Continue reading

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Welcoming 2014 with open arms

As I reflect on the past year, I am grateful for the love of family and friends, the lessons learned throughout the year, and the hope and possibility that lies in the year ahead.    Our household survived six months … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

Today, I’m thankful for my wonderful husband and amazing boys. I’m thankful for my family, they are my rock. I’m thankful for friends who are there through good and bad. I’m thankful for our health and prosperity. I’m thankful for … Continue reading

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In charge, sort of

The office manager at work is off for two weeks starting tomorrow, so the school’s director and I are handling things while she’s gone. Thank goodness I had a preemptive spa day today (more on that later on this week), … Continue reading

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Knowledge is Power – October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month

The month of October brings awareness for several different causes, but did you know among those is Spina Bifida Awareness? I was once afraid of those two words – “Spina” “Bifida”. During my pregnancy with Brandon, there were some “abnormalities” … Continue reading

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Happy Fall Y’all

It’s been a week since the first day of “Fall” (you know, one of three seasons that doesn’t exist in South Florida…), and it’s been a steady low 90′s in my neck of the suburbs. It takes about 20 minutes … Continue reading

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Just call me Ms. Amanda!

I’m happy to report that the reason I’ve been so quiet during the last two weeks is that I am now working!! The director at the preschool the boys attended when they were younger offered me a job as the … Continue reading

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The Boys of Summer

It feels like the school year just ended, yet there are only three weeks of summer break left. The boys have been wishing we’d do something “fun”. Apparently going to the park, the zoo, the Children’s Museum, the beach, my … Continue reading

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