• Mom on a Mission

    My mission is to live by example for my girls a healthy life. A happy life. An active life. To teach them that excuses are for the birds. To love myself, so that they learn to love themselves. And if I happen to inspire another Momma out there to do the same…even better!
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About a Boy

  I have a boy. His name is Hudson Grady. And today he is two years old. I prayed for this boy for years. Even before I knew he would be a reality, I couldn’t imagine my life without him. The thought of never holding him broke my heart. My nearest and dearest knew this, … Continue reading

Our Super Girl- Our A Train

Aniston Paige, our Super Girl- our A Train. A Train: A one of a kind creation One with limitless energy, personality and charisma A girl created with the most perfectly magical balance of sugar and spice   It was obvious very early on that Aniston had personality. Her first nick-name was Happy Face- she had … Continue reading

Changing the Trajectory

What if we could change the trajectory of our country in just one generation? What if we had the power to make it one that our babies and their babies would be proud of? Moms. Dads. Aunts. Uncles. Grandparents. WE DO. We have that power. We have all the power and all of the responsibility. … Continue reading

And Then There Were Five…

WOW! The last time I sat down to write, I was a Momma of two. Girls. And 100% certain that was my destiny. And then two weeks later my always wise husband had the greatest idea! “If that is the worst that can happen, (as he smiled a huge smile and pointed to our then … Continue reading

Dear Stay-at-Home-Momma

Dear Stay-at-Home Mom, What you do is amazing! It’s selfless, and exhausting, and thankless, and only the most rewarding job in the world. Am I right?! Then why, please tell me why, you constantly feel the need to remind the rest of us how hard you have it. And how easy those of us that … Continue reading


A little motherly advice for my darlings. My girlfriends are some of my greatest blessings. And many are some of my oldest (blessings). I cannot stress enough how important and how significant they are in my life…to my life. Most of my girlfriends knew me when I wasn’t “Mommy” or “Wife”, but just Tessa (or … Continue reading

Even when…I love you More

Daughters, Mommy here. Once again proclaiming my love for you. When you are older this kind of stuff will embarrass you, so I am taking advantage of the fact that you cannot yet read and to my knowledge, do not yet know how to surf the net (although it wouldn’t surprise me if you could). … Continue reading

Mommy Fail- Trying to get it Right

I failed. It was bedtime (more than an hour past what is routine). I was stretched thin and being dominated by the tag-team, The Babes, ages 2.5 and 4.5. Just as I would get one in bed, the other would pop out of her room. I would tend to her. “Do not get out of … Continue reading


Aaron and I purchased our house 6.5 years ago. We had been married 7 months. We had two dogs and about that many pieces of furniture. That house became our home. It’s where I began to appreciate how talented my husband is, as I watched him transform that outdated property into something that we would … Continue reading

An Open Letter to Our Graduate

Onward and Upward, Kiddo! Tomorrow is the big day. Your big day. High School Graduation. I remember mine like it was yesterday. Always will. You will too. I was filled with emotion…every emotion. Excitement. Fear. Sadness. All of which have been validated. Graduating high school is life altering. Everything you know, every-one you know, you, … Continue reading