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The Candy Fairy

The Candy Fairy

How do you handle the inevitable Halloween sugar coma that ensues after October 31st? Well, we try to restrict sugar at our house. When we’re doing well, we don’t eat sugar at all. When we are being a little more relaxed, we eat some here and there. If I bake, I try to sweeten our […]

All About Landen

All About Landen

9 years ago today, I held this sweet baby boy in my arms and came to the realization that only a birthmom can…..that I get to take this child home. How powerful that realization was for me.  From the beginning Landen was the perfect baby….he slept well, he ate well….he never cried and was happy […]

11 Months

11 Months

Happy 11 month day Atticus! This is your last month being a baby and in 30 short days you will become a toddler. This year has gone by so very fast. I have watched you grow from my tiny eight pounder to a bubbly little fire cracker at upwards of 30” tall! You bring such […]

Down 45

Down 45

4 years ago I was a healthy size. I fit into cute clothes, & even looked decent in a bathing suit. Fast forward 4 years, 3 pregnancies, & 2 children & it wasn’t pretty. AT ALL. Last year after Elliot was born I didn’t feel like myself. I felt overweight, gross, old, & lazy. I […]

Learning to be a WAHM

Learning to be a WAHM

The secret is FINALLY out and MommyCon is full speed head ahead! It has been such an exciting time at TMD and in the De Groff house planning out this awesome new convention. MommyCon is going to be so much fun and I cannot wait to meet some of our readers in Las Vegas come […]

First Birthday Fiesta

First Birthday Fiesta

We had our first ever birthday party on Saturday. It was a huge success and cost a reasonable amount of money. Location Local state park. I had reserved a beautiful place in a state park about 5 miles from our house, but somehow it was double booked and I had to figure out a plan […]

Made by Mom – MommyCon

Made by Mom – MommyCon

I have been super busy as of late. Between being a mommy, wife and business owner, I’ve struggled to keep up with my blog posts. I actually even missed a scheduled post this week, because I have been pretty overwhelmed by the daily grind. I’m finishing up some work with my small business branding clients, and over […]