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12 Days of Moms ~ Happy Mother’s Day!

12 Days of Moms ~ Happy Mother’s Day!

These past 12 days have been humbling to say the least, for me personally, but also for the moms of this series. The amount of love, support, and “thank God I’m not the only one” expressed in the comments has been immesurable and so heart […]

Laura ~ 12 Days of Moms ~ Day #12

Laura ~ 12 Days of Moms ~ Day #12

With both our husbands in the Coast Guard, Laura and I have been stationed together for the greater portion of the past 20 years; by the grace of fate and good luck, this transfer season will land us on each other’s doorsteps once more. With […]

Angela ~ 12 Days of Moms ~ Day #11

Angela ~ 12 Days of Moms ~ Day #11

Sixteen years ago I was working in a residential leasing office in Mobile, Alabama when one morning my co-worker was unexplainably replaced by Angela – the world works in mysterious ways. After a few long weeks I shook the chip off my shoulder and let this […]

Dima ~ 12 Days of Moms ~ Day #10

Dima ~ 12 Days of Moms ~ Day #10

Dima is my sister in every sense except biological. We’ve been friends since our mid 20’s; a time when I thought I never wanted children… like never ever. Dima however, was born wanting to be a mom. She comes from a long line of faithfully […]

Shelly ~ 12 Days of Moms ~ Day #9

Shelly ~ 12 Days of Moms ~ Day #9

Shelly is never not smiling… seriously, never.  Her love for life and nature is contagious and you can’t help but skip away smiling after being with her. We have carbon-copy lives in that we essentially married the same men: birthdays just days apart, from the […]

Annette ~ 12 Days of Moms ~ Day #8

Annette ~ 12 Days of Moms ~ Day #8

I met Annette almost 2 years ago when we moved to Chesapeake;  needless to say, we became fast friends. Originally from Germany, where her family still resides, she came to the States for college; during which she met her husband, married, and started a family. Her insatiable […]

Pam W. ~ 12 Days of Moms ~ Day #7

Pam W. ~ 12 Days of Moms ~ Day #7

When I hear the expression “it takes a village” I instantly see Pam’s twinkling blue eyes. She is my on-call momma and greatest resource for mainatining my sanity while navigating this crazy parenting gig here. With 3 kids (the youngest being the fastest escape artist […]

Breann ~ 12 Days of Moms ~ Day #6

Breann ~ 12 Days of Moms ~ Day #6

I’ve never known Breann to not be wearing a kid. We met in the basement of a public library during a community toddler event. We were one of the few moms, most were nannies; our daughters were only 2. I had the biggest girl-crush on her… […]

Kassie ~ 12 Days of Moms ~ #5

Kassie ~ 12 Days of Moms ~ #5

Kassie and I met in “how-not-to-kill-your-baby” class, circa 1980 yet taught in 2013 (except for the “back to sleep” bit of course). She and my husband had worked together for a few years prior but somehow we had never crossed paths. 2 seconds and a plate of […]

Anne ~ 12 Days of Moms ~ Day #4

Anne ~ 12 Days of Moms ~ Day #4

I just did the math; I’ve been friends with Annie longer than half my life. She is my oldest, bestest, most dearest friend. We met our freshman year in college. Drank tear tainted big-gulps and smoked endless packs of Marlboro Lights, all over boys who […]