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Lies and Secrets Parents Tell

You know what I'm talking about.

The little lies that sneak up when you are exhausted, frustrated, and just plain had it with parenting!

The little secrets we keep just to grab a moment or two just for ourselves?
No? Just me? Oh. 
Well...
I'm coming clean!

Ok, maybe not completely clean. A woman has to keep some secrets, right?!
Here they are in all their glory (in no particular order!)

My secrets, lies, and half truths that have saved my sanity at times!


"The __________ is closed today."


Now, I've used this one just recently!
We are at my sister's for the 4th of July fixing to head home just after sunset. Chad was just begging to go to the beach to see the fireworks, which we had done in the past.
Fireworks on the beach in South Mississippi is wonderful, however, you better get there 4 hours ahead of time to grab a parking space! So, without skipping a beat I told him, the beach was closed. Not being too sure if a tantrum was headed our way, I quickly appointed h…

The Laurenism

The Laurenism. What a strange word, huh?
The "Laurenism" derived from years back, when my daughter, Lauren, was still a toddler believe it or not. My son, Chad, was born first, however, the term "Laurenism" came before "Chadism".

For my Son...19 Things I Love About You

19 years ago, the most precious thing happened. I became a Mom. I can't believe how fast the years can fly by.

In honor of your birthday, Chad, I wanted to share 19 reasons that I love you with all my heart.


1. I love how I had to teach you to cry, but you came here already knowing how to laugh.


2. I love how you have showed all those people and doctors wrong and thrived full of life.


3. I love how resilient you are. No matter how many doctors or therapists you have had to see, you kept doing it with a smile.

4. I love your smile.


5. I love your turbo charged personality.

6. I love how you always have something funny to say.



7. I love your laugh.


8. I love your goofy sense of humor.

9. I love your amazing talent of being able to stretch your ears out.

10. I love your clowning around.

11. I love how no one's watermelon is safe around you.

12. I love your country boy style.

13. I love how you find joy in the simple things.