Candace

Candace
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Candace is a native Central Floridian. With no sense of direction, driving anywhere too far out of Winter Springs (where she currently lives) sends her head into a whirl. Her favorite date would probably be takeout from Five Guys and a game of scrabble with her high school sweetheart-turned-husband, Nick. Don't tell him that though, he likes to spoil her with much fancier things. She spends her days in some weird state between blissfully grateful and absolutely overwhelmed as a mother to three of the cutest Colombianos (Sienna 9, Titus 5, Adella 1). Teenage motherhood launched Candace into a passionate believer in faith, grace, and sucking it up and puttin' on your big-girl panties. You can count on Candace for a good laugh, a great party, and any decorating tips you may need. She enjoys making all things pretty... except of course, life. That ain't so pretty and she prefers to share a "me too" rather than just the highlight reel.

The Major League (Mom Edition)

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Guys, I'm in the major league... and I'm not talking about Major League Soccer! Although my foot work is pretty fancy. By "pretty fancy" I mean, I can pick up anything in my house...

Entryway Makeover

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I love a good refresh. Even better, I love a refresh that just enhances what is already there instead of a complete gut job. When we moved in I loved my entryway, but overtime...

Kid-Approved Swim School!

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We had the privilege of attending Goldfish Swim School with our 2 year old, Adella. She is our most spirited child but also the baby of the family. In typical birth order fashion, she...

Confessions of a Soccer Mom {Plus a Giveaway from Post Cereals!}

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I have succumb to the mom jeans (which apparently are cool now?), the top knot, and the Mary Poppins bag that is stocked better than convenient store shelves. I’ve got the corny shirt, the...

Motherhood: Defined

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Motherhood is the single hardest thing I’ve ever done. And yet I can barely say done in the past tense because I wake up every morning before I fully feel rested, okay before I...

Spring Simplify: Flawless tips to help you declutter and organize your home

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There is no better time than now than to tackle spring cleaning and organize your home. I’m not an expert and on certain weeks your can come by my home and question if it’s abandoned...
A Farewell Letter to the Crib

A Farewell Letter to the Crib

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Dear crib, Today you moved on to hold another family’s baby, just like you held all of ours until they grew too big for your rhetorical lap. As a result, our home is now crib-free...

I got permanent birth control but I’m not done having babies.

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It's a weird feeling to be done having babies. It's even more uneasy to be "done" in your 20s. People are all in your business when you're in the season of growing your family....

Your Hashtag does nothing until YOU do something

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I'm not that old. But I can recall a time "back in the old days" when we actually had to push buttons on our phones, heck we even had HOME PHONES, and if you...
5 things we changed about our mornings so we can finally be (gasp) EARLY TO SCHOOL

5 things we changed about our mornings so we can finally be (gasp) EARLY...

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I'm late to everything. Literally, my family says "I'll be late to my own funeral" and my friends take bets on when exactly I'll arrive. My husband's family is from Colombia and they joke...

Teen Mom Truths: What I wish I said to the girl who wants to...

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I once had a speaking engagement where I spoke on the woes of not fitting in after becoming a teen mom. Through God's grace, I discovered who I was deep inside and the talk...

The High Maintenance of Being Low Maintenance

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I never met her, but my family tells me of "Nana" who was my great grandmother on my mom's side. She told dirty nursery rhymes, cleaned her dress in a fountain at a wedding...

What Does Postpartum Depression Look Like?

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Rewind about 9 years...my first encounter seeing Postpartum Depression I was a very young, nervous new mom. I worked at a daycare and so I soaked up any bits and pieces of motherhood from the moms...

An unsung hero: the teenage dad

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My husband and I met in high school. We had psychology class together when he was just a sophomore in high school. A little over a year after dating, when he was the ripe...

Getting in Shape: Hard Exercise Works

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    Getting in Shape: HEW Review A few weeks ago I started out on a journey. A challenge, you could say, to complete the 5 week boot camp at the Hard Exercise Works gym by...