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14 Facts of Cleft You May or May Not Know

 Growing up as a cleft and then becoming a cleft mom I thought I know a lot about it. So, I went and did a little digging and found some interesting things… Here are 14 facts of cleft you may or may not know.             Every year in the U.S there are 8,000 babies born… Read More 14 Facts of Cleft You May or May Not Know

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Make Play Dates Less Stressful

Having a child that is born with a birth defect or has a health issue puts a strain on parents when it comes to socializing.  We always hope to watch our little ones interact and play with other kids. It is especially hard trying to find other parents who can relate. It can get pretty… Read More Make Play Dates Less Stressful

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My Boy You Are Growing Too Fast!

               If I could say one thing Kaison you are growing way too fast. It feels like you were born just yesterday, and this morning you just took your first steps. Now you are 9 -years-old. Aww, my son… I can recall this day like no other. The day I became a mom. I was… Read More My Boy You Are Growing Too Fast!

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Nominated for Liebster Award 2017

Hey everyone! I have started Smile4mama a little over a month ago. With a lot of late nights, and my loving family & friends support I have been able to open myself up to the world. Now the hard work has paid off and I am ecstatic to say I’ve been nominated for the Liebster… Read More Nominated for Liebster Award 2017

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Dear lil miss…

Dear lil miss,                Hey there tiny! I just wanted to give you a lil pointer. Although you might think you are as slick as a cat you really aren’t. As much as mom made you to believe she bought your little white lie, she really didn’t. She knew you ate that chocolate bar because… Read More Dear lil miss…

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Easy Copycat Zuppa Toscana Soup

Easy copycat Zuppa Toscana is a perfect dish for Summer coming to an end and with Fall rolling in. I love making this hearty soup for my family. Not only is it SOOO delicious. It is super easy and quick. I usually pull out this recipe on our busiest days (school days). I’m a stay-at-home… Read More Easy Copycat Zuppa Toscana Soup

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8 Things Cleft Parents Can Never Prepare For

As parents we try to prepare as much as we can. We prepare with knowledge and materialistic. For Cleft parents life hands you things you can never prepare for. Falling in-love I am going to sound like a bad mom, but I am going to just say it…. After seeing my ultrasound photo of our… Read More 8 Things Cleft Parents Can Never Prepare For

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Family Yard Day

Happy Labor Day! I hope you folks are enjoying your long weekend. As for us, it’s our family yard day! Max thought we could spend our Saturday having fun with the kids. Boy it was fun! We took them to the park played some ball, then on a 3-mile walk looking out to the ocean… Read More Family Yard Day

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Struggles of a Mom Outnumbered

 Being an out numbered mom with 2 or more sons plus your husband/partner can be a struggle. It has it’s perks, such as being the only girl and the center of attention (yeah right) and then its disadvantages… muddy shoes and other messy boy things.… Read More Struggles of a Mom Outnumbered

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How I Failed to Love My Husband

Ever woke up one morning and just couldn’t stand the sight of your husband/wife? Maybe it was the way he woke you up. Could be he didn’t put the toilet seat down, so you fell in the middle of the night… happened to me quite a few times ugh. You can come up with a full list of reasons, blame it on lack of sleep.… Read More How I Failed to Love My Husband