My Biggest Competition Yet

Hi, my name is Deena and I am competitive. It’s just a little problem. Not to the point of obnoxious screaming matches or fist fights over a bad call type competitive. But the type of competitive that losing a family cornhole tournament makes me want to keep playing and playing and playing until I win. Or simply not playing a game anymore because I am not good at it. Why play if I don’t have a chance to win? Just for the fun of it? HA, that’s lame! I am pretty good at covering it up with a silly joke […]

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Living in my Best Life

“Mom, Lincoln said he wants to go on a date with you!” I turned and looked at my 5 (almost 6) year old son and a bashful little smile spread across his face. “You want to go on a date with mom huh? Let’s do it buddy!” He then ran up and gave me a huge hug. (Okay pause here for just one second. How stinkin’ cute is it that my two boys were having a giddy little conversation about taking their mom on a date? Oh my mama heart just about burst! Sorry I had to brag for just […]

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Pep Talk

Pep talks are usually my husband’s thing. He is great at encouraging and building up our boys before and during games. I am usually more concerned that they have the right socks and if they remembered their belt, oh and did someone grab that helmet? But right now I am talking about a different type of pep talk, and it is directed at myself. Last week a friend of mine sent me a message saying she had quit her job and was officially starting her journey as a stay at home mom. She knew I was a stay at home […]

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How to Make Profile Silhouettes Using a Cricut

I have always loved how those profile silhouettes could be so simple looking yet capture the unique details of a child. I have always wanted to get them made of my three boys but just hadn’t gotten around to it. Recently I purchased a Cricut Explore Air and I have been trying to branch out and see what else I could do with it besides making cute labels.  I mean you can really only label so much right? Once I started considering making a label for the “label maker” I knew I needed help! A change of pace, a new […]

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I’ve Caught the Hobby Bug

I don’t know if it’s just the season of life I am in now that I have two kids in school full time and only one at home during the day or the fact that maybe I have spent too much time scrolling and scrolling and scrolling on Pinterest, seriously does it ever stop scrolling? But either way, I have caught the hobby bug. It started when I got a new camera almost two years ago. I wanted to learn how to take some decent pictures of my boys and have something capable to capture sports shots. So I got […]

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New Year Goal: 2018

So I have this theory for why every year seems to go by quicker and quicker. With every year that passes our total years lived increases making each individual year a smaller and smaller percentage of our lives, therefore making it seem shorter. Make sense? For example, when we are ten years old a single year is 10% of our lives, but for a 90 year old, 1 year is only 1.1% of their life. So in a way we can say the years are in fact getting shorter, if my math is correct. Don’t burst my bubble here, It […]

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I was the Best Parent Ever!… Before I had Kids.

Before I had any children I thought I knew pretty much everything about having kids. I would look at other people raising children and mentally judge them all the time. I would think things like: “How many times are they going to give in to that whining kid?” “Wow, that parent has no control.” “Seriously, my kid will never act like that!” I was sure I was so good at parenting. So much better than these parents I would see “giving in” to their children. I mean what did they know that I didn’t? It really couldn’t be that difficult? […]

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Is it a “Calling”?

Have you ever heard someone say they were “called” to do something? Or that God had placed a “Calling” on their heart? Being a Christian, going to church, and being around other Christians, this is something I have heard many times. If you aren’t a Christian you still might be familiar with this type of talk, but if you aren’t I bet you can still relate to feeling a “yearning” or “calling” on your life. Or maybe you haven’t felt anything like that. Maybe you are a Christian and you know exactly what I am talking about and you still […]

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Last night was CRAZY: Trust me, you can’t make this stuff up!

Last night was flat out ridiculous! It was crazy and I almost didn’t write about it. But now here I am the morning after and more in the mood to laugh about it so I figured I have to share. It all started when my husband jumped up shouting, “what the..!” We had just put the boys to bed about half an hour earlier. I was working on my laptop on the couch and Jason, my husband, was sitting on the ground watching football. I am not sure why he was sitting on the ground, but that is not the […]

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All About the P-Word

Raising boys has been pretty great so far. They are busy, loud, snuggly, messy, stinky, risk-taking, fort-building, make you want to pull your hair out then melt your heart, tiny humans. I love them! They are fun and make me laugh. But there is also one other thing you should know about when raising all boys. It’s ALL about the P-word… Yep, you guessed it. Penis. What is it with little boys and their penises? Moms of boys please tell me I am not alone here. They are always “adjusting” it, messing with it, tugging on it, trying to hit […]

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