Hangin’ loose in Maui

Can I just start off by saying how BEAUTIFUL Maui is? If Hawaii isn't on your bucket list, it should be. We spent a whole week exploring the island of Maui, staying in Kihei on the southern end of the island. Even with a week, we still only had a glimpse of what the island... Continue Reading →

When surgery is a norm

As a cleft strong mom, surgery on your young child is part of the job description. Since Grace was born, she has had four surgeries so far, with several more in her future before she's even a teenager. I am part of several support groups on Facebook, for both cleft-affected families and for Ectrodactyly (EEC... Continue Reading →

Shop small: Our favorite shops

Hi, guys! Sorry it has been so hectic that I have not been on for awhile! Grace has been on and off sick and I've been soaking up all of her baby snuggles. We are huge supporters of small shops (and yes, some big shops!) Grace has been a brand rep for several shops since... Continue Reading →

Minnesota, a few months later

So I am so sorry for the delay on the post of this amazing state! We spent a long weekend in the St. Paul/Minneapolis region of Minnesota, famous for its harsh winters, beautiful nature and of course MALL OF AMERICA in nearby Bloomington. The road trip there and back was a bumpy one. It's about... Continue Reading →

Where to next, mom?

FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK GRACE! Well, after a few plan changes, our next family vacation is in... drumroll please.... HAWAII! We are loading up the bags come late spring and headed for Maui! I hope you are as excited as we are! My husband, Rich and I have been talking about going to Hawaii since... Continue Reading →

Bye 2017, Hello 2018!

As 2017 comes to a close, what is our state tally? ELEVEN! Plus, we have about three trips coming up by summer's end in 2018, so we have so much to be grateful for in the year passed and the one getting ready to start. I PROMISE I will have the Minnesota trip posted soon.... Continue Reading →

Yes, there will be bullies

Many moms and dads with children who look "physically" different from what is considered the "norm" will all encounter one thing in common: Bullies. Not all will be intentional, but any person, young or old, that make your child feel bad or treat them like outcasts will be bullies in that parent's eyes. Grace just... Continue Reading →

Three years later..

I just want to wish a very Happy 3 year wedding anniversary to my saving grace. To my Richie, thank you for loving me. I'm not me with you. Here's to three years down with forever still to go. I couldn't ask for anyone more annoyingly wonderful to share our beautiful life with. Love, your... Continue Reading →

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