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Being the Little Brother of a Boy With Autism

  *Names have been changed to honor privacy. Miss B: You realize that he is an amazing kid, right? Me: Aww, thank you so much! I ruffle Sawyer’s sweaty hair {…Read More…}

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The Big Day

The Kissing Hand. By Audrey Penn. Have you read it? It’s a sweet story about a mommy and boy raccoon getting ready for the first day of school. The mommy {…Read More…}

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Pow Wow Prints

This is Jenna and me giving Liz a big ol smoocher at our very first NSync concert in high school (I’m pretty sure we were 16 here–just babies).  We thought {…Read More…}

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What Autism Has Taught Me…So Far

It was a Tuesday morning.  I was 7 months pregnant with Sawyer and having trouble getting comfortable sitting on the playroom mat of Wesley’s OT room. I watched as Wes {…Read More…}

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This Pup

Shirt c/o: Pow Wow Prints As I sit down to share this quick post, I’ve had to stop Maverick from chewing up the baseboard in the kitchen, the edge of {…Read More…}

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Summer time?

I always have ambitious plans for summer time. I’ll go on a run with the boys every morning in the double stroller. I’ll reorganize and decorate their rooms. I’ll have {…Read More…}

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Family of Five!!!

This wasn’t an easy decision for us. We didn’t need another toddler to chase around. Or incessant crying throughout the night.  Or to worry about choking hazards again. Or have {…Read More…}

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2014 Summer List

It’s that time! Summer list time! Only a few more days of school around these parts and then its summa-summa-summa-time! Bitter sweet to be honest… So in order to keep {…Read More…}

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A New Friend and Some Perspective

Today I get to introduce you to my new friend Chrissy–one of those people the Lord very specifically put into my path at the exact time He knew I needed {…Read More…}

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I would like you to REALLY meet my little boy.

Dear New Friend, When you FIRST meet me you might see… A little guy who looks like any other 4.5 year old boy. I often have bed head and scrapes {…Read More…}

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Greatest Gift

It’s time. Here you go.  They’re yours. To cherish. To nurture. To love.  And love them you most certainly will, just as I have loved you. This is the most {…Read More…}

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1,001 Questions

Family Hike Spring, 2014 It’s 7:30 pm and we’re in the car, leaving the park and heading home to start the bedtime routine. Wes: Mommy, why can’t we see the {…Read More…}

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My Tips for Traveling With Young Children

We each have a kid sitting next to us. And Ben has Sawyer on his lap. Many of you who follow along on instagram know that we recently took a {…Read More…}

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The Pictures We’ll Remember

I always make an effort to capture pictures of Ben with the boys when we’re out and about on our mini adventures–photos we’ll look back on when we’re old and {…Read More…}

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It’s Okay to Be Sad

Do you ever have one of those days where you’re completely overwhelmed with worry for your children and your heart just needs a really good, long, hard cry? Often times {…Read More…}

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when weakness becomes strength

For those who asked, my jacket can be found here. And the Hunter boots, here. We had one non-sick day while we were in Wyoming.  So we made the most {…Read More…}

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The ER, twice in one week.

Bow Tie c/o: Lemons & Lace, Moccs c/o: Freshly Picked This little cowboy had a rough week. And so did his Mommy and Daddy. Two trips to the ER for {…Read More…}

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Already 16 Months

Shirt c/o: The Printed Palette Leggings c/o: Little Nugget Noggins This kid. His chubby cheeks. And  wacky hair. His inquiring mind. And the way he puts his ear all the {…Read More…}

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The 3 Best Days of My Life

   Captain Adorable Shirt c/o: The Printed Palette My bedhead boys. I’m not sure who loves the new chalkboard lunch box most–me or Wes.  I get to write him a {…Read More…}

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Dear Mom, Love Sawyer

  Inspired by my favorite commercial. You can watch it here. And you can play along even. Write a letter to you, as if written by your child. Be sure to {…Read More…}