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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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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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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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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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 rcl.ink/UyB 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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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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#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) https://lnk2.io/abYC5gD #kidsfitness #fitnessfun #daddyslittlegirl #natureseekers #naturephotos #exercisemotivation #familyfitness #fitnessforlife #qualitytime #bestdad #bestdayever #bestfriendgoals #fatherdaughter #dadofgirls #smartwater #hydrate #hydration #drinkwater #marshalls #marshallsfinds

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It’s hard to believe my baby is turning 6. It seems like just yesterday when my water broke, a week before my scheduled c-section. The only one of my three girls who wanted to make an early appearance. It was 3am and I remember crying uncontrollably in the shower. Although I had given birth twice before, they were both scheduled and this one had taken me by surprise. It wasn’t until later that we realized that she was born on the anniversary of my Mother-in-Law’s passing and while my husband’s cousin was also in labor, thousands of miles away. It was fate. Together, she and I were turning a sad day into a happy one and bringing two beautiful, spunky cousins into this world at almost the same time.

We blinked and the last six years happened. It’s amazing how quickly time flies when you’re having fun.

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Falynn is a lover of super heroes, a believer in good and has a big heart and an old soul. She has a way of making people fall in love with her huge personality and sweet smile. If you ask her to choose from two things or two people, she’ll always choose both because she never wants to hurt anyone or anything. When you’re feeling ill, she’ll throw on her lab coat and grab her doctor instruments and give you a quick checkup, which usually results in telling you that you’ll live, followed by a piece of candy for being a good girl.

Falynn is brave; The bravest little girl I’ve ever known. When she goes to the doctor with her older sisters, she’ll go first and assure them that she’s fine, even with tears falling down her face.

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Falynn is a trendsetter. She will wear a bowtie any chance she gets and refuses to go to hip hop dance class without a hat and sunglasses, because she must look “swagalicious”.

Falynn loves school and has since the first day she walked into her VPK class. She’s a teacher’s helper and an instant friend. Her Dad and I were more nervous than she was on her first day of Kindergarten, but she walked in there and introduced herself to the first boy she saw and they’ve been friends ever since. She started reading this year and is the biggest Mo Willems fan you’ll ever meet. She’s read all but two of his books but as soon as they get them at the library, she’ll be all caught up.

Falynn is so silly. Whether it’s a goofy face, a funny dance or a joke, she’s always making us laugh. When she laughs, it’s contagious, so there’s no way you could be sad around her. It’s impossible.

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You’ll never meet anyone that’s as happy to see you as Falynn. Whether it’s been a year or five minutes, she’ll greet you with a smile and the best hug you’ve ever gotten. I can’t count the number of people that have told me that she always makes them feel special when they walk in a room. She has a way about her that captures the heart of people of all ages.

Falynn believes that she should be on Dancing with the Stars Junior because, in her words, she’s “famous”. A day doesn’t go by when she doesn’t ask me to sign her up. Her persistence is adorable.

Happy 6th Birthday Falynn! Although I wish you would stay little forever, it’s an honor to watch you grow up into such a strong, independent big girl. Never stop fighting for what you believe in and one day, you will change the world.

Falynn’s Favorites:

  1. Movie: Book of Life and Coco
  2. TV Show: Super Monsters
  3. Song: Call Me Maybe
  4. Game: Ned’s Head
  5. Toy: Blind Bags
  6. Vacation Spot: Universal Studios
  7. Color: Gold, Blue or Green
  8. Food: Spaghetti
  9. Activity: Jumping on the Trampoline
  10. Book: Anything by Mo Willems
  11. Store: Target
  12. Memory: Going to Georgia Aquarium
  13. Holiday: Easter
  14. Animal: Tiger
  15. Sport: Basketball
  16. Disney Princess: Rapunzel
  17. Thing to Wear: Pajamas
  18. Instrument: Keyboard
  19. Stuffed Animal: Sebastian, the Cuddle + Kind Lamb
  20. Present: LOL Surprise

A tribute to our youngest daughter, who turns 6 this week. Lover of super heroes, bow ties and blind packs, she is quite the little firecracker. This is 6.

XOXO
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  • Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place
    May 1, 2019

    I know, right?! Kids grow so quick my boys are now tweens and it’s hard to believe! Your daughter’s shirt looks cool too I love it!

  • Michelle thibeault
    April 18, 2019

    What a cute article! She really is a little super hero 🙂

  • Tim B
    April 17, 2019

    Hope she had a SUPER birthday! My favorite animals are TIGERS too! Which also are the mascot of my favorite baseball team

  • Terri Steffes
    April 17, 2019

    I simply adore these posts about your kids! That first photo is certainly worthy of an award. Perfection! Being 6 is awesome. I taught six year olds for many years.

  • Clair
    April 17, 2019

    Oh my gosh! She is so cute! Loving this post so much! And need that shirt for my girls ?

  • Melissa
    April 17, 2019

    6 was one of my favorite years but then again I have loved every single age for a variety of reasons. I love the idea of doing a birthday blog post to remember these things each year! Happy Birthday! (Love that shirt too).

  • Chubskulit Rose
    April 17, 2019

    This is super cute, she exudes life, joy, and happiness. You are so blessed to have a daughter like Falynn.

  • Tabitha Blue
    April 17, 2019

    What a cutie!!! Happy Birthday! It’s true though, the time just flies by and it’s hard to watch them grow, and yet are so proud at the same time.

  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    April 17, 2019

    She’s a super cute 6 year old. Sounds like Falynn has a wonderful caring personality. I think she’d get on well with my kiddies especially as they love the same things including the movie Coco and eating spaghetti x

  • Ruth I
    April 17, 2019

    She looks so adorable! I love all her photos. Her favorites are really interesting!

  • Nikka Shae
    April 16, 2019

    Aww! She’s is such a cutie! I’m sure she had a great birthday!

  • Amanda
    April 16, 2019

    Happy 6th birthday, little lady! My son just turned six and I’m glad to see we are both raising a generation that respects girls and treats them as equals to their male counterparts!

  • Beth
    April 16, 2019

    I love your photos of Falynn. They show her to be everything a mom could hope a daughter to be: smart, compassionate, strong, independent, funny, confident and loving!

  • Cassie
    April 16, 2019

    OMG! This is the cutest thing ever! LOVE the shirt and your daughter is adorable!!!! 🙂

  • Jenn@Engineermommy
    April 16, 2019

    My youngest is also turning six this summer. It’s amazing how much personality and uniqueness they display already. Happy birthday to your daughter!

  • cait
    April 16, 2019

    oh my gosh i so adore this! it def reminds of the fearlessness i had at 6 years old ha these pics are great!

  • Liz Mays
    April 16, 2019

    What a milestone. Happy birthday! She sounds like a really cool kid with a lot of personality!

  • Shoshana Sue
    April 16, 2019

    Aww she is beautiful and looks like loads of fun to have around. Years fly, soon you’ll be saying this is how 18 looks like lol

  • Tasheena
    April 16, 2019

    I remember when my son turned six. It’s such a fun age… I love that her favorite holiday is Easter. How cute is that!

  • Jeanette
    April 16, 2019

    Mine are getting older and I don’t like it at all! Super every minute that you can with these kids because they grow up so quickly. This is such a cute post.

  • GiGi Eats
    April 16, 2019

    I have yet to experience what it’s like to all of a sudden have a 6 year old. My son is 3 months and I know soon enough BAM, he too will be 6 but for now I am just relishing in these moments!

  • candy
    April 16, 2019

    Six is a fun age and your daughter looks like she is totally having fun and not camera shy at all. May this year be tons of fun for her.

  • Tasheena
    December 27, 2018

    Happy Belated Birthday! She’s so adorable and it looks like she’s full of personality. Six is such a fun age.

  • Tami
    November 27, 2018

    My baby just turned six last Tuesday. It’s the age I see him as no longer my baby. I am going to borrow your idea and make a list of “AJ’s Favorites” this week.

  • Emma Riley
    November 26, 2018

    She’s absolutely cute little girl! I wonder why she picks superheroes instead of Disney Princesses? Anyway, I think she found the fun of it. I love her photos, Happy Birthday little girl.

  • Elicit Folio
    November 26, 2018

    Falynn is an inspiration to us all! Especially for her to brave enough to protect her older siblings! Beautiful post!

  • Di Hickman
    November 25, 2018

    What an amazing daughter you have! her personality shines not only in the photo’s but in your words. Love that t-shirt too!

  • Shanab
    November 25, 2018

    Beautiful post. Happy birthday Falynn! A great reminder to cherishing every moment.

  • hannah raissa
    November 25, 2018

    love the name of your blog 😀 Happy Birthday.

  • Grace
    November 25, 2018

    Great photographs! She surely have fun and enjoying this. Love the shirt.

  • Rose Ann Sales
    November 25, 2018

    She looks really pretty and brave! I love her choice and her shirt looks cool! Happy Birthday little girl.

  • roch
    November 25, 2018

    Wow! I love her energy in posing for the camera. She looks like she’s really having fun and into the hero character she’d like to portray.

  • Safi
    November 24, 2018

    Aww happy birthday! She is such an awesome young lady and she’s going to love looking back on this when she’s older!

  • Sara Welch
    November 24, 2018

    You have been truly blessed with your daughter. I loo forward to seeing what great things she is able to accomplish with her positive attitude.

  • Lori
    November 24, 2018

    Awe, your daughter is so adorable! I love that she is unique and bold…she will rule the world some day:)
    I can appreciate this because I have 2 young boys- and yes, time just flies by!

  • Kimberly Rambles
    November 24, 2018

    It sounds like being her Mom is a fantastic adventure and that you are doing a great job raising a little person to be brave and strong and resilient! She is only 6 and sounds like she has a lot of Grit already!

  • Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    November 24, 2018

    What an awesome daughter you have! She’s only 6 and she is definitely wise beyond her years. I love her shirt! I wish they had those in adult sizes too. My mom is 80 years old and she has always been my super hero.

  • Aditi Wardhan Singh
    November 24, 2018

    What a wonderful post … 6 is such a great age and I love how spirited she is in all the pictures.. Swagiliicous , a wonderful word I’m going to be adding to my vocabulary. Do share a video of her dancing some time too :)D

  • Keshia Richmond
    November 24, 2018

    Thanks for sharing information about your daughters sixth year. Wonderful.

  • Joanna
    November 24, 2018

    Your daughter is a wonderful, full of life child and, from your description, she has such a kind soul. She will be so happy when she will read these lines you wrote for her 6th birthday, later in life.

  • Lisa Favre
    November 24, 2018

    A very happy birthday to your little one! One of my favorite stores is Target, too!

  • Latte Lindsay
    November 24, 2018

    This is so cute! She is a tough little superhero! And I loved your birth story, she obviously wanted to join the party of life ASAP 🙂

  • Sundeep
    November 24, 2018

    Yes, time flies but not memories. I love her tshirt. She is adorable. Happy 6th birthday. 🙂

  • Adriana Lopez
    November 23, 2018

    What a cute and beautiful superhero you have, love the photos she really knows how to work it! It is incredible how time flies and how our children grow up to become wonderful people.

  • Jenn @ EngineerMommy
    November 23, 2018

    This is such a sweet post. It’s amazing how quickly the time flies when kids are growing up. She seems like a beautiful, strong, well-rounded girl. Great job, mama!

  • Sydney
    November 23, 2018

    My daughter just turned 5 so I understand how fast it goes. It’s amazing to see them grow up right in front of you. Being a mom is such a joy!

  • Alexandra
    November 23, 2018

    She is such a cutie! Hope that this year will be the best yet – she’s a fun and spirited child from the looks of things!

  • Dennis Littley
    November 23, 2018

    It looks like she is full of energy and brings a lot of joy with her wherever she goes! That is a very fun age.

  • Amber Myers
    November 23, 2018

    Aw, happy birthday to her. 6 is such a fun age. My daughter would love to go on Dancing with the Stars junior too. She enjoys watching the show.

  • Hollie Sic
    November 23, 2018

    It’s amazing how fast time is going but it sounds like she is really loving everything. My favorite colors are gold and blue too LOL.

  • Bill Sweeney
    November 23, 2018

    This was an awesome post to read. I think this post will make for great memories. Her shirt totally rocks too!

  • Paula @ I'm Busy Being Awesome
    November 23, 2018

    It’s crazy how time flies! happy birthday
    ps: I love her tshirt

  • Joan
    November 23, 2018

    My son is also turning 6 next year and I still can’t believe how the time flew he looks and sounds so grown now.

  • Mimi
    November 23, 2018

    She’s so cute! Happy birthday!

  • Sarah Bailey
    November 23, 2018

    What a lovely post! I can’t imagine how the years fly by when you are watching a child grow. How wonderful will this be to look back on in years to come to see all the things she loved at 6.

  • Brittany
    November 23, 2018

    How cute! What a fun loving 6 year old! I lov her shirt! She has son Rad interests

  • Can’t
    November 23, 2018

    What a fun age. They see the world differently and help us remember what it was like to be six

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