It’s the last official weekend of Summer and I’m hardcore celebrating. And by hardcore celebrating, I mean lighting my @raedunn fall scented candles, binge watching Netflix and going to bed before 10pm. 🙌🏻 Remember when our nights didn’t even start until 10pm? I would dance all night, get back home with just enough time to shower and change before heading out to work. AND I could work a full 8 hours without ever feeling the fact that I hadn’t slept in more than 24 hours... Now I’m unable to function if someone wakes me up 15 minutes early. Getting old is awesome. .
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It’s the last official weekend...

I read something the other day on Facebook that said that the song that was number 1 on your 14th birthday, defines your life. I googled it, excited to find a message, a sign (I’m a sucker for that sort of thing). Instead, I found it was “Cream” by Prince. 😐 Cream? What does that mean? Ice cream? Coffee creamer? 
So I looked it up... and read the lyrics. "Cream" was meant to mean “cream of the crop”. There are lyrics like “everything you do is success” and my favorite part... “Do your dance
Why should you wait any longer?
Take a chance
It could only make you stronger”  Message received, Prince. Message received. 
What song was number one on your 14th birthday?
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I read something the other...

This girl lost another tooth last week. I’ve been waiting for this toothless smile since she knocked her other one out last year. Unfortunately, it’s not going to last long because her adult tooth is already growing in 😭. (Zoom in to see) Yesterday I noticed both of her front-bottom teeth are peeking out behind her baby teeth too. Does anyone know how to slow down time. A button? A phone call? Maybe a time machine? My baby isn’t a baby anymore. Cue the tears. Have you celebrated any milestones with your kids recently?
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This girl lost another tooth...

I don’t get bouquets of flowers for no reason…. But I do appreciate the flowers that grow by our mailbox, like this one. And it made me realize something this morning.  I’m over it. 
I’m over comparing my life to other people’s lives on social media.
My house might not be as fancy. 
My wardrobe is not as expensive. 
I don't apply makeup as well or even at all most days.
I don’t have beautiful, long flowing hair.
I don’t drive a car that’s worth bragging about. 
We don’t go on lavish trips around the world. 
I don’t carry loads of money in designer handbags. 
Does that make me less of a person? 
Does that make me less of an influencer? 
No. It makes me a regular 40-something Mom who has chosen to open up and share our lives on social media.  It makes me someone who has built this hobby of photography and writing into a business that has solely supported my family for a year and a half. 
I’m proud of that. 
I’m proud that I’m not a follower.
I’m proud that I have worked hard for what I’ve achieved.
I’m proud of influencers like me who are unapologetically themselves.  What are you proud of? .
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I don’t get bouquets of...

F O U R T E E N. 
What do you give your oldest daughter when she turns 14? Well, when you’re me, you write her a poem and post it on the blog for the world to see. Head over to read it and let me know what you think. Then, help me wish Lucia the best 14th birthday ever 👇🏻👇🏻
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F O U R T...

It was just after Iyla's third birthday. She seemed to be on track, at least according to the pediatrician's checklist. She could follow instructions, name most familiar things, knew her first name, spoke in sentences and could carry a conversation, though she was hard to understand most of the time. We enrolled her in preschool that year and she was a little social butterfly. But as that school year went on, her teachers started to notice that she was struggling to get her words out. Most people that know Iyla today, have no idea that she was in speech therapy classes for two years. They have no idea that I fought it for almost 6 months and that I felt a tremendous guilt about it, because I thought it was my fault that she was stuttering as badly as she was. Today on the blog, I’m sharing the mistakes I made, in hopes that if you are ever in this situation, you take advantage of early intervention. .
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There are two types of kids. 1) The kid who wants to eat the same thing every single day of the week, sometimes more than one time per day and 2) The kid who loves something one day and then hates it the next. #ad Which type of kid do you have? Or, are your kids like mine and bounce back and forth between the two? Either way, there is a way to make lunches more fun for kids. I'll let you in on a little secret... creating fun lunches is more fun for us too! This week, we created our first character, Inspector Caper Eyes. Head to the blog for more details! Plus, learn why we choose @JuicyJuiceUSA new better-for-you options, which are packed with functional benefits with juicy flavor that parents can feel great about serving to their kids.
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There are two types of...

Remember I told you guys about our day dates now that the girls are #backtoschool? Well, we’ve really been enjoying them. #sponsored We walk, talk and laugh (a lot). Have you seen our IGTV yet? It’s a cheesy, beautiful video of what our relationship is like. I love that we’re able to connect and that we can make the time in our day to focus on our relationship and our health. Since we have three daughters, it’s even more important to go the extra mile when it comes to taking care of ourselves. These awesome @amazfit watches help us with that. I have the Amazfit Verge and Super Dad has the Amazfit Bip. They are lightweight, have app notifications and track your daily activity, your heart rate and so much more. The Amazfit Bip comes with a 30-day battery life and the Verge comes with Alexa built-in and you can make and receive phone calls through the watch. We can track our activity, sleep and heart rate and hold each other accountable for better decisions, when it comes to fitness and health. Visit to check them out and make sure to take advantage of the sale they’re currently having. No discount code necessary! What are you doing to get back to you? .
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Remember I told you guys...

Take me back to the time when all I had to do was color in the lines, learn my abc’s and take a long nap everyday. Why didn’t we appreciate what we had back then? .
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Take me back to the...

#AD Our girls love nature, so this weekend, we headed to a local nature preserve for a little animal watching, walking and family time. We always pack the essentials when we're heading out in this Florida heat, including snacks, sunblock and @smartwater, because we know how important it is to stay hydrated. We love smartwater® because it's purified water made using vapor distillation, similar to the way water is purified in nature. It's available in 700mL and 1L bottles. Now through 9/15, you can save $2.75 off at Sam's Club, so stock up! (limit 10 per member) #kidsfitness #fitnessfun #daddyslittlegirl #natureseekers #naturephotos #exercisemotivation #familyfitness #fitnessforlife #qualitytime #bestdad #bestdayever #bestfriendgoals #fatherdaughter #dadofgirls #smartwater #hydrate #hydration #drinkwater #marshalls #marshallsfinds

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45 Reasons Why – A Tribute to Our Super Dad

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While there are an infinite number of reasons why I love my husband, I wanted to honor him this Father’s Day and for his 45th birthday by sharing the 45 reasons why I’m the luckiest girl on earth.

Here are my 45 Reasons Why:

  1. You are an incredible Dad and husband.
  2. You believe in me, even when I doubt myself.
  3. Your faith is inspiring.
  4. You provide a security that I’ve never known, both for me and for our daughters.
  5. You accept me for who I am, flaws and all.
  6. You push me out of my comfort zone and get me to take chances.
  7. You can make me laugh in any situation.
  8. Everything you do is for the good of your family.
  9. You have the biggest heart.
  10. You are so beautiful, both inside and out.
  11. No matter how tired you are, you’ll always wake up in the middle of the night for your kids.
  12. You are the life of any party.
  13. You have a respect for your elders that is rare.
  14. You are always up for dancing.
  15. You’re not afraid to get your hands dirty, whether it’s changing diapers, cleaning the house, taking care of me when I’m sick or repairing something.
  16. Our girls love for you shows in how they look at you.
  17. You are always down to try new things.
  18. You can find the treasure in what others would consider garbage.
  19. I thought I’d never find love but you proved me wrong.
  20. You are so great with all kids. They love you almost instantly.
  21. You challenge me, you don’t just agree with everything I say.
  22. My biggest fear is losing you.
  23. You are equally as goofy as you are intelligent.
  24. You laugh at all of my jokes.
  25. You are old school romantic.  Actions over gifts.
  26. You give the best back rubs in the world.
  27. You spoil me and our kids.
  28. You love being a Dad.
  29. I often wonder what I did to deserve you.
  30. My grandparents loved you like one of their own.
  31. You aren’t afraid to speak your mind.
  32. You appreciate every single thing you’ve been blessed with.
  33. You make each day so much brighter.
  34. You made my Nana feel like a beauty queen.
  35. Because of you, our girls will seek out perfection in their partners.
  36. You’ve never given up on me, even when you should have.
  37. You are kind to animals.
  38. You go along with all of my crazy diets and rarely complain.
  39. You are my safe place.
  40. You love a good adventure, even if it’s steps from our front door.
  41. You want your kids to have the Dad you never felt you had.
  42. You live for the moment.
  43. You prepare for every “what-if” so we’re never left without.
  44. You are my best friend.
  45. I can’t imagine my life without you.

While I can go on and on, I want you to know that we love you more than words could ever say.  Happy 45th Birthday! Like a fine wine, you are getting better and better, every year.  I can’t wait to see where the next 45 will take us.

Please help me wish our Super Dad a Happy Fathers Day and Happy 45th Birthday!

While there are an infinite number of reasons why I love my husband, I wanted to honor him this Father’s Day and for his 45th birthday by sharing the 45 reasons why I’m the luckiest girl on earth.



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  • Toughcookiemommy
    June 24, 2018

    I have a super dad here in our home too. This was a wonderful tribute to your super dad and a great way for all dads to feel more appreciated.

  • Chloe Minette
    June 22, 2018

    What a lovely post for father’s day. Very well written and I love your detail.

  • Anchal Sarraf
    June 22, 2018

    Happy Happy birthday Super Dad. What a sweet tribute…loved your post 🙂

  • Lynndee
    June 18, 2018

    What a super sweet post for a super dad. I hope he had a wonderful Father’s Day with his loved ones.

  • Becca Talbot
    June 18, 2018

    What a lovely, thoughtful list of reasons why your hubby is the perfect father ☺ I don’t have children of my own (yet), but when I do find a partner, I’d like him to have a lot of these qualities too x

  • Paula Stewart
    June 18, 2018

    Happy Birthday and Happy Father’s Day! You sound like a great man and that you have a wonderful loving family who appreciate you.

  • Charli Bruce
    June 18, 2018

    This is such a lovely post. Dad’s really should be celebrated, not only for how great they are but also for being great men in our lives x

  • Casey
    June 18, 2018

    Awwww…. what a wonderfully sweet post. You guys are so sweet and your smiles really makes me so happy. So genuine and yet so powerful.

  • deb Dutta
    June 18, 2018

    Aww this is so adorable ! Happy fathers day to all the wonderful dads!

  • Kiwi
    June 18, 2018

    I think it was so beautiful you were able to find 45 ways to tribute the great husband in your life. Amazing this is a wonderful list and he sounds amazing

  • Sara Welch
    June 17, 2018

    The girls really look up to him. That is easy to tell from this picture!

  • Louise Bishop
    June 17, 2018

    He is so good at raising those girls with you. A great dad is really something to treasure!

  • andrea
    June 17, 2018

    What a sweet tribute! I think it’s so important to show people why they mean so much to you.

  • Jodi
    June 17, 2018

    Awww, what a great tribute?! I love that he is so supportive, and keeps you dancing!

  • Nicole
    June 17, 2018

    What a wonderful way to honor your husband. He seems to be a very loving and caring father and husband, something everyone deserves in their lifetime. Thanks for sharing!

  • Up Run for Life Healthy Lifestyle Blog
    June 17, 2018

    This is a sweet post for your husband. I hope he had a great birthday and a happy Father’s Day too.

  • Ada
    June 17, 2018

    This is incredibly sweet! I hope he has the best Father’s Day and that you and your family have fun celebrating him!

  • Shraddha Tripathi
    June 17, 2018

    I think Every dad is a super dad to their child. I like these things and would love to wish my dad now.

  • Lissette
    June 17, 2018

    Why a beautiful way to honor your husband. I hope he has a wonderful and relaxing Father’s Day.

  • Dana Brillante-Peller
    June 17, 2018

    Such a sweet post for a wonderful father. I love how dedicated he is to his family.

  • Melanie
    June 17, 2018

    He soundslike an amazing husband! I’m sure reading through all of the things you appreciate about him was so special.

  • rika
    June 17, 2018

    This is a beautiful tribute. Such a wonderful way to honor your father! Happy Birthday to your dad!

  • Angela Ricardo Bethea
    June 17, 2018

    Aww. So sweet. I am planning to create an appreciation post for my husband too!

  • Katie
    June 17, 2018

    I love this! Beautiful heartwarming reasons. Happy 45th Birthday to him, and Happy Fathers Day too!

  • Ricci
    June 16, 2018

    This is such a sweet Father’s Day post! What a great tribute to the Dads your life.

  • Natalie
    June 16, 2018

    Aww this is so sweet! He sounds like an amazing husband and father. You have a beautiful family!

  • Marian Mitchell
    June 16, 2018

    I’m sure he feels the love today. It is easy to forget how amazing our partners are (and how amazing we are!) in the busy-ness of life.

  • Eze Azubike
    June 16, 2018

    Your thoughts are beautiful.

  • katrina gehman
    June 16, 2018

    great list. as long as dad tries his best and is there for the kids, to me he’s great.

  • Fatima Torres
    June 16, 2018

    This is so sweet. It made me emotional because I too didn’t think I’d find a man like my husband. And here he is today, sharing this wonderful life. We’re the fortunate ones because dads like these don’t come around often.

    Cheers to wonderful men!

  • Tara Pittman
    June 16, 2018

    What a great way to celebrate his birthday. This was a good list of items all about your husband.

  • LiveLoveAndAdventure
    June 15, 2018

    What a sweet post and I love your list of 45 things! What an amazing tribute for Father’s Day!

  • Harish
    June 15, 2018

    It’s really a lovely post. Your lines makes me think about my Dad. Well, point 6 really touched my heart !

  • Mary Edwards
    June 15, 2018

    This is such a sweet list. And you gave me a great idea to do the same for my husband…and have the kids add to the list too!

  • Patrick
    June 15, 2018

    This was awesome, what a great post! I wish you all had a great fathers day!

  • Jessica Joachim
    June 15, 2018

    What a sweet tribute! There is nothing better than a wonderful father. I feel a lot of these things about my husband as well. he is a wonderful father and partner.

  • Sarah Bailey
    June 15, 2018

    I love this! Such an awesome tribute to all those amazing Dads out there in the world!

  • Jane
    June 15, 2018

    AWWWW!! You can feel SO much love in this post. You have such a sweet family.

  • Gladys Parker
    June 15, 2018

    Hey There Super Dad, Happy Birthday and Happy Father’s Day! By the sounds of this list you are one treasured man. Please know that you are one of the few good men left. Enjoy your day!

  • Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh
    June 15, 2018

    Happy birthday to your dad! What a sweet post. Dad’s are so special, especially to girls. I’ve always been a daddy’s girl!

  • Cyn
    June 15, 2018

    Happy 45th Birthday to Super Dad! This is so sweet AND Happy Father’s Day too!

  • Love
    June 15, 2018

    Fathers have beautiful hearts and unbelievable capacity to love. Happy birthday to your father ?

  • Mallorie Owens
    June 15, 2018

    This is so sweet! What a great Dad your kiddos have. ♡ MALLORIE

  • Ayanna @ 21FlavorsofSplendor
    June 15, 2018

    This is such a beautiful tribute to your husband! I will have to do something like this for my husband one day.

  • Reese Woods
    June 15, 2018

    Happy Father’s Day to your wonderful guy! It sounds like he is such a blessing and treasure to his family!

  • wendy
    June 15, 2018

    This is such a great tribute to the wonderful dad in your life. Glad you can laugh and communicate-you have a beautiful family.

  • Aleese Hughes
    June 15, 2018

    Dad’s are so special and needed! I love this post!

  • Nelson
    June 15, 2018

    Thank you. I consider myself the luckiest man alive to have found my soulmate. I’m looking forward to the next 45 years with you by my side. I love you.

  • Stacie
    June 15, 2018

    I LOVE this so much! Happy birthday to your super dad! A good husband and father is something that everyone needs and deserves in their lives.

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