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36 Things I’ve Learned to Celebrate Turning 36

Thirty-six. I woke up Monday morning after a late night of fun with my husband and some friends, dining at my favorite restaurant in the world (Il Tinello) in my favorite hotel room at the Omni Berkshire in NYC. Room service had already delivered my coffee, my husband had gifts waiting for me, and it… Continue reading 36 Things I’ve Learned to Celebrate Turning 36

Celebrations and Holidays, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

35 Things On My 35th Birthday

Happy Friday, loves! I am SO excited about this weekend! It’s my BIRTHDAY! Well, Sunday is my birthday, but you get the point. I’m turning 35, and I’m so excited. I’m excited about all of my birthdays. It’s my favorite day of the year because it’s all about me and myself. With four kids, a… Continue reading 35 Things On My 35th Birthday

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10 Years of Parenthood: An Open Letter to Our Sweet Girl on Your 10th Birthday

Ten years. That’s how long daddy and I have been parents. You, our sweet baby girl, Addison Grace, were born on this day in 2008. You came into the world a week before your due date, and only about six hours after you decided to make it obvious you were arriving. My contractions started late… Continue reading 10 Years of Parenthood: An Open Letter to Our Sweet Girl on Your 10th Birthday

Celebrations and Holidays, Lifestyle, Parenting, Uncategorized

Happy Birthday, Babes: Answers to the 10 Most Commonly Asked Questions We Get About the Twins

Four years ago today we welcomed our last babies into our world. Our twins, Carter and Charlotte, were born. I was 36 weeks and 6 days pregnant when they made our debut at 3 lbs. and 5 lbs. They spent a week in the NICU, and we spent a week living at the hospital –… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Babes: Answers to the 10 Most Commonly Asked Questions We Get About the Twins

Lifestyle, Marriage

35 Things You Don’t Know About My Husband (The Man Behind the Scenes of Every Instagram Photo and Blog Post) in Honor of His 35th Birthday

A Thursday blog post must mean something special is going on. It is. It’s the eve of the very handsome Mr. Raiford’s 35th birthday, and I love celebrating his birthday. He’s the best person I know, and I have no shame celebrating him daily. He’s the kind of man you can’t help but love, and… Continue reading 35 Things You Don’t Know About My Husband (The Man Behind the Scenes of Every Instagram Photo and Blog Post) in Honor of His 35th Birthday

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34 Life Lessons to Live By For My 34th Birthday

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it’s true – but it’s really inside your personality. If you’re ugly on the inside, it won’t take people long to determine you’re ugly on the outside. Basically, you control your beauty and it starts from the inside (remember – sarcastic people who love to laugh and… Continue reading 34 Life Lessons to Live By For My 34th Birthday