Grandparents Day

Vovó, Gwanma, Poppa Jim and Yaya; these are the names that my children call their grandparents. We’re very much so a blended family with Brazilian being the primary on my side and a beautiful European mix of Greek, English and German on my husbands’ side. Yes, our American children are carrying on the motto of…

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An Angel in the Family

There’s this girl I know. She’s my cousin that I gained through marriage and she’s awesome. Her name is Morgan. From the moment I met her I knew she was something special. Couldn’t quite put my finger on what it was but you’re in her presence and you’ll just know. She is the ultimate lamb…

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The Transition

Its all I’ve known for the past 16 years. I enlisted right out of high school in May 2001 and didn’t look back. I wanted to travel the world and get a degree. What I got was something way more. I was a loner most of my life but at the same time very comfortable…

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It Finally Hit Me; Im Married to a Firefighter.

I vividly remember the conversation when my husband decided that he wanted to take the First Responder route. At first it was to be an EMT. I was like, cool, save babies and stuff. Then of course because its my husband and he’s forever above and beyond, he told me shortly after that he wanted…

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Spring Cleaning: Confessions of a Mom Hoarder

             Oh spring cleaning. Such a remarkable moment as if though its the one time in a busy mom’s world that tidying up actually happens. Get out of here! Do you know what a cyclone of a mess the house is on the daily with 3 little ones?! Hot mess…

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