One Dress, One Man: Why I ‘Trashed’ My Wedding Gown

“Ummmmm, Patty. What are you doing jumping in the water…in your wedding dress?!!!”

That’s a response I’ve grown quite accustomed to when people see this photo hanging in our home for the first time.

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Having a ‘Trash the Dress’ session was something that never occurred to me. However, once the idea was presented I knew I had to go for it.

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Shopping Made Simple with Groupon Goods!

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.*

Raise your hand if you LOVE shopping with kids?! No, not you? Well neither do I! Hahaha! Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy some girl time with my cuties, but going to a bunch of stores with the little ones in tow is sometimes more challenging than what it’s worth. I mean, a donut can’t solve every problem.😉

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Fringe dresses and Donut tee: Moots Clothing

Either that or I’m just lazy, lol, but I think convenience is right up there with sleep in my love language department. Add great discounts to that convenience, and you’ll understand why I’m ecstatic about Groupon Goods!

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What Motherhood Means To…Chelsea

When we found out at the ultrasound appointment that day that I would be having a baby girl, everything changed. Not just the color we’d now be painting the nursery and the fact that we could cross out one entire column of potential baby names.

You see, a baby girl was much more of a responsibility for me than a boy would have been. This girl was going to look up to me, she was going to learn from me. Not that she wouldn’t learn from and look up to her daddy as well, but I was who was going to show her how to be a girl, a woman, a lady.

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Reviving Peppered Turkey Meatballs With Ragu!

Today was a special one for our family. Our 4 year old started Pre-K and I’m still in shock about it. Milestones are so bittersweet! Even though my mama heart was in a state of disbelief I knew I wanted to make a special dinner for my big girl. It was time to celebrate this new chapter, and I thought it would be the perfect time to revive an old recipe with one of the 5 new RAGÚ Homestyle sauces!

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I Don’t Want to Have a Black Mommy

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I don’t want to have a black mommy.

As I was handing my daughter her salami and crackers for lunch, she casually uttered these words.  The tone was the same as if she were asking me for water or a special treat or fruit snacks, but this statement sent a ripple through my spine and my heart immediately fell into my stomach.

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