A Reason To Conquer My Fears

For me, October always brings with it the reminder of loss. 22 years ago on October 1, I lost my Dad. I was only 10. For reasons I may never understand and questions that will never get answered, I am forced to settle… Suicide. Suicide is what took my Dad. It was a choice he made for himself, but one I wish he knew was going to affect way more than just himself. I don’t like to talk about it, but who does? Death and loss are painful no matter how many years keep passing by. And the fact of […]

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Being a Sports Mom: Why it is Better than I Imagined

This weekend my oldest son, Keaton, finished another season of tackle football. He has now played three seasons of football, two seasons of baseball and one season of basketball so far. He is 7. My middle son, Lincoln, has also played one season of baseball. He is 5. And with one more boy still putting in his time in the stands being a super fan, McCoy who is 3, we are clearly just getting started. I am still just testing out the waters of being a sports mom. I am loving it! But not in the exact ways I thought […]

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Pumpkin Patch Perfection

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. But just to be clear, I am NOT all about the pumpkin spice, sorry, I just can’t do it. I am however, all about the colors, the sweaters, the smells, and the pumpkin patches! Every year I have this idea that we are going to go to the pumpkin patch and it’s going to be magical. It’s the kickoff to the holiday season and the boys get so excited for it. And every year I think this is the perfect opportunity for some good photos. Take the boys out, let […]

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3 Reasons you should NOT blog while the kids are home!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I am still pretty new to this whole blogging thing but there is one thing I have learned pretty quick, and that is to NOT blog while the kids are home! I am a stay at home mom of three boys, ages 3, 5 and 7. Right now two of the three go to school full time and that is usually when I try to get most of my blogging done. But that doesn’t always happen plus I still have one at home so I have to be strategic. But occasionally I have had to […]

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Decade Friends: Friends in Different Stages of Life

I was never that girl who had a big group of girlfriends I belonged to. I played multiple sports year around in high school and would bond with my teammates for sure, but off the court or off the field I really only hung out with two girlfriends through high school, and those same two through college. The three of us together mostly hung out with groups of guys. That was just how it seemed to work for me. I don’t like drama and I am terrible at confrontation so the idea of living in a house with a bunch […]

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Mommy vs. “Lovie”: The Battle Continues

” I AM SO FRUSTRATED RIGHT NOW I SERIOUSLY WANT TO SCREAM!” I said to my three boys, in a screaming-type voice. Definitely NOT my mom of the year moment. What did they do you might be wondering. Break a window, break a T.V., break a bone, break into a house? Worse. One of them lost Georgie, AGAIN. No no don’t worry, it’s not a live pet. It’s just a lovie. A silly little blanket with a monkey head attached that goes by the name of Georgie. Let me explain. When I was pregnant with my first son, I had received […]

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Half Birthday Dates with Dad

  Half birthday? What’s a half birthday and who celebrates those? Well, we do! And actually this week is Lincoln’s half birthday so I thought I would share what we do on half birthdays here in the Welch house. This is a new tradition that my husband and I started for our own family a few years ago. From the time we had our first son we knew we wanted to be intentional about spending one-on-one time with him. This became more important after sons number two and three arrived. When you have multiple kids it is easy to forget […]

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Are we home yet?

“So where are you from?” Simple question right? We hear it all the time in our daily conversations and its one of the first things we ask when meeting someone new and most of the time we are only asking out of habit. Do we really even care where this person is from? And are they asking where I am from or where I call home? Cause that is different right? But let me pause right there for a second. I am an over-thinker, if that is even a word. Things that should be so simple I tend to wrestle […]

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An Awkward Hug: Our Story

It was a banquet type dinning hall packed with 600+ high school kids, their fearless leaders, and camp staff members. The music was concert-like blasting, the program directors were pumping up the crowd, and those high schoolers were jumping out of their seats waiting for dinner to be served. If you have never been to a Young Life summer camp, you are missing out, but that is another story for another time. The pre dinner chaos was in full swing when for a split second, through the crowd, I made eye contact with the camp camera guy at the opposite […]

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Back to School

Dear Back-to-School Day, This year you snuck up on me quicker than I wanted but also went mostly smoother than I anticipated. Why is it that once school starts our kids seem to grow up faster and the time seems to fly by quicker? Anybody else or is that just me? Anyway, this year I had two heading to all day elementary school. It will be nice to have them both on the same schedule for a year as opposed to last year when Lincoln was in preschool and I felt like a taxi cab driver more than a mom […]

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