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    A Week With My Jersey Loves

    I had about a month to prepare for our family’s arrival. It was going to be a wonderful time. Despite minor setbacks, it really was. Everyone enjoyed themselves, and it was nice to see my parents having a little fun at the beach. Jeff and I had our own mini getaway before everyone came. It was a great way to just breathe before the madness began. A reminder that everything was going to be just fine. A little drama did arise after we announced we would be putting the wedding on hold for now. Trying to explain that to my parents was not easy, which caused some friction between Jeff and I.…

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    The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

      The Rules: 1. Thank and link the amazing person who nominated you.2. List the rules and display the award.3. Share seven facts about yourself.4. Nominate other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated. I have been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by the lovely Elba Valverde, designer and creator of Live Colorful.  7 Random Things About Me: 1. I have a soft spot for happy, positive people.2.I melt whenever my husband kisses me.3. There are few things in life that don’t make me laugh.4. I avoid “forced” interactions.5. Early mornings at the beach are one of my favorite things…

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    Teachings Tuesday: Your Family Can Drive You Mad

      Now that everything is back to normal — aka my family is back up North — I have a sigh of relief. Not only was I somewhat dreading their visit because I wanted everything to be perfect, but there is my mother. Most daughters have a wonderful relationship with their moms, and I have always wished that was my case. You see, my mom has a habit of jumping to conclusions and making assumptions about things instead of asking. I, on the other hand, would rather ask or find the truth before opening my mouth about anything. Because of this, we bump heads quite often. Some people think I…

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    Life After The Big Day

    You often hear about the perks of motherhood, but there is nothing like witnessing your child’s first breath, or holding them close after hours of labor. I know because I experienced every possible emotion on the big day. After 18 hours of labor, I was told my dreams of natural birth (and that means no epidural either) were shattered. As my doctor and the anesthesiologist prepared me for surgery, I had to prepare myself mentally. I was sad and scared of what was to come. “Going under the knife” is a phrase many people use when they have surgery, and it was the best way to describe my experience. I…

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    MomViews: How Mommy Stays Fresh

    Becoming a mother does not mean you lose yourself. Although some moms lose their “cool” it does not mean we all do. I recently had the chance to chat with Caprece of MommieKnowsFresh on how moms can stay hip while caring for their little one. MomViews: I love reading parenting blogs that keep things casual and funny, and your posts are always fun to read. How do you manage to stay fresh while raising your little girl? Caprece: Thank You! I try not to take myself too serious, and I’ve incorporated that philosophy into my parenting style. There are two things I love to do; Laugh and Write, thankfully as a…