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September 11, 2018

There it was...that little pink + sign.  We had been trying for 9 months.  9 - signs and now finally a +.  'Jack' is what we affectionately called him.  We were overjoyed!  We immediately went to work on picking out cute little onesies and planning our life as a family...

May 2, 2018

How many times a week would you say you think this exact thought?  I know I hear people saying it all the time...I can only imagine how many times people think it!  

Between school, work, church, and all the activities kids are involved in these days, we are all in...

April 24, 2018

Do you ever go out with girlfriends for an evening (or even a weekend?!) and think to yourself that it's just too much of a hassle?  In order to leave the house for an evening of 'dad in charge', 

you need to first make sure dinner is prepped, the kids have ri...

April 13, 2018

April 30, 2014.  Induction day!  After what felt like an eternity of waiting to meet our new baby, I’m laying in the OR.  The baby was in distress.  They had to get him/her out as soon as possible.  Then, 3:52 pm…”Holy &*$^, it’s a BOY!”  

We de...

April 9, 2018

So often, I hear women talking about how their house is taken over by kids and doesn't resemble Pottery Barn in the least.  Good!  Your home isn't Pottery Barn...it's your home!  Now, don't get me wrong...I love Pottery Barn as much as the next gal, and I would love to...

April 6, 2018

 "I don't have step-children, I have children that were born before I met their dad."


Disney's Cinderella is a great movie, don't get me wrong!  I mean, what girl doesn't want to become a princess and meet a wonderful prince?  The part that gets me is what Cinde...

April 4, 2018

My name is Gretchen.  I am a 35 year-old woman from Minnesota.  I have a wonderful husband, Jeff, and 4 amazing children.  Our oldest 2 children are my 'bonus children' (how cool is that label for them?!)  meaning I am their 'step-mom(I hate that word!).  They are both...

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