Grandma

I had a really close, really special friendship with my Grandma. Anyone who knew her would easily describe her as a pain-in-the-ass. I guess that’s why we got along so well. She had issues. She was anxious. She overate. She…

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The Mother-Daughter Thing

This picture popped up on Facebook today. A memory from 3 years ago. Wow. 3 years of Annie Bea. Coming up on 4 years. Makes me think about life before I had a daughter verses life now. I’m not gonna…

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Practice What I Preach

Annie Bea just proved to me that I need to practice what I preach and let her “run her own race.” I was so worried about her fitting in on Bike Day at school tomorrow. Would she be the only…

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Dear Meredith Vieira’s Mom

Dear Meredith Vieira’s Mom, I don’t know if this is a true story. But in my mind it is very real. I believe one day years ago, I heard your daughter, Meredith, tell the world something you taught her. It…

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BSD & LSD

Big Sister Derby & Little Sister Derby. That’s us. I’m probably 4-years-old in this picture, which makes Tiffany 1-year-old. I took my role as a big sister very seriously. I worried about whether Tiffany was getting into trouble. I planned…

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Jumping Jack Flash

Dear Grady and Annie Bea, I did 50 jumping jacks this morning. About 3 jacks in, I peed my pants. I’m only telling you this for one reason. It’s all your fault. Love, Mommy  

48 Ice Cream Cones

We just got back from our first Disney Cruise. It was amazing. To see my kids’ eyes and to witness Annie Bea speechless for the very first time was all too magical to describe. Top 10 Highlights: 10. Stone crab…

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Sometimes

Sometimes I think – Wow, I really handled that well. Sometimes I think – Man, I could have handled that better. Quite often I wonder – Did anyone see the way I handled that? I really hope not. Sometimes I…

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Your First President

Dear Grady and Annie Bea, Today the White House said goodbye to President Obama and hello to President Trump. I want to say a few things about this transition and how it makes me feel when I look at you…

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Thankful

It’s not quite Thanksgiving but I just read a story about a family in England who lost their 4-year-old daughter to cancer this week and I was reminded how thankful I am for the little things… which are actually the…

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