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Happy Labor Day

As a mom when I hear “labor” I instantly think of pushing out my son. No, Labor Day is not the day for mommies to post IG birthing video clips. Labor Day is a national holiday signed into action by President Grover Cleveland.  It is the first Monday in September and a day to pay […]

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Happy 4th of July

Independence Day honors the birthday of the United States of America and the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It’s a day of picnics and patriotic parades, a night of concerts and fireworks, a great reason to fly the American flag and sing the Star Spangled Banner. Here is one of […]

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Preschool Graduation…Blah blah blah

My Facebook and Instagram have been inundated with endless cap and gown graduation pics. No, not high school graduation, but PRESCHOOL commencement. Caps, gowns, cakes, certificates, graduation favors, professionally planned celebrations…the whole shebang. I hate to be Debbie Downer, but am I the only who doesn’t  feel the weight of the world hinging on a […]

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Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all the Hot Daddies who make their child’s future and well being their top priority. Your kids will always love, respect, and appreciate all your efforts. It’s not the gifts you buy or the money you spend that will leave the positive everlasting impact on your child. It’s the intangible things […]

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Don’t Tell Me Happy Father’s Day

Don’t tell me “Happy Father’s Day“. Yes I watch SportsCenter, pee in the shower, and hate changing the empty toilet paper roll but I am not a man. Yes I’ve taught my sons how to throw a ball, kick a ball, catch a ball. Yes I’ve taught my sons to pee standing/sitting/by a tree/behind a […]

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Bronson Is 5

Wow! Another year definitely went by fast. Bye bye toddler…hello big boy underwear. Can’t believe my Lil Angel is 5 years old now. B is a such a great kid. He’s a silent leader with the purest heart. He loves pirates, trucks, tattoos, and food. He’s a great sleeper and has always been independent.  You […]

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Memorial Day Photos

Memorial Day is here. While it is the kickoff of Summer for many, there is a deeper meaner to the day. Please pause from the BBQs, marathon runs, and discount shopping to remember the true message of Memorial Day…to honor those valiant men and women who gave their lives fighting for our country. On Memorial […]

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Memorial Day Remembrance

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance and respect for those that have died serving our nation.

To help re-educate and remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial Day, the “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans “To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to ‘Taps.”


As a mom, my heart goes out the many moms that have children in the armed forces as well as the many moms serving our country.

Recently, Army Specialist Zachary Boyd, 19, of Fort Worth, Texas, was photographed in his pink “I Love NY” boxers and flip flops. He rushed from his sleeping quarters on to join fellow platoon members at a base in Afghanistan’s Kunar Province after the unit came under fire from Taliban positions.

These men and women have so much pride, honor, courage, and integrity.

No matter what your stance is on the war, or your political affiliation, please take a moment to remember and honor those that have died fighting for our many freedoms.

A special Memorial Day honor to my dad, Retired Reserve Army Lt. Colonel Gus Strassburger and one of my BFF’s (and Hot Mama) Air Force Major L.B Slade.


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Mo Is 9!

They say every mom gets an easy kid. Well, for me, it wasn’t Mo. Mo was destined to be an only child. He was a terrible sleeper….that alone is enough to make you wanna tie the tubes. Oh, the fond memories of all the sleep routines I tried with that child. I can only look […]

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Unconditional Love On Mother’s Day

“We never know the love of the parent until we become parents ourselves.” –Henry Ward Beecher I never realized how unconditionally my parents love me until I had children. I blush as I reminisce on some of my childhood escapades. Regardless of my failures and arrests mistakes my parents were always there. They never shamed […]

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