Category Archives: Life Happens

Get Back To School Ready With Campbell’s Savings: Baked Ziti Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CampbellSavings #CollectiveBias What was that sound? Was that summer zooming by? Back to School time is just around the corner, and as a … Continue reading

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A year.

On June 22nd 2015 at 4:30pm, heaven gained an angel. My grandmother, Silvia Aurora Prieto, who was lovingly called Tete by family and friends, was rejoined with my grandfather for eternity. The last year and a half of her life, … Continue reading

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Thank you, April, for being so good to us!

April was a very busy, very exciting month for us! So many wonderful things happened, and to be honest I was too busy living it to blog about it. Here’s a quick synopsis of everything that took place last month. … Continue reading

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Why Teach?

I’ve decided that this is definitely the year: I’m finally going back to school in the fall to earn my teaching degree. At a time when standardized testing is taking over; when teachers are being paid not based on their … Continue reading

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(image from With our trip just two days away, and the weather going up and down in Tennessee like a yo-yo, I’m packing, then unpacking, then re-packing. I’ve been working almost 12 hour days this week as my coworker … Continue reading

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You never know when and how the Universe will give you something you need.

My friend Wendy and I were off to Target last night to find her son cleats for baseball. While we’re wandering through the sporting goods aisle at Target, she casually mentions that she needs one golf ball for a school … Continue reading

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September 11

When I was a contributor on my uncle’s blog, I wrote a piece about my memories of September 11, 2001. On that 5th anniversary of those dreadful events, nine years ago, the wound was still raw. It’s been nine years … Continue reading

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Through Thick & Thin

A little over 9 years ago, during one of our frequent trips to Disney, we met Rachel and Jim for the first time. Brandon was 3, and I was pregnant with Matty. As the years have progressed, our friendship has … Continue reading

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Summer Lovin’

That’s it: there’s just a few days of summer break left then it’s back to reality! While I do work at a preschool that is open year round, I loved my summer schedule. Since the boys didn’t have to be … Continue reading

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Happy 13th Anniversary to US!

Some say the number 13 is unlucky. I disagree. While the last year has been filled with it’s share of sadness, it is you who has been by my side during those moments. And that is what matters. It’s easy … Continue reading

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