Nichole is a thirty-something wife and mother currently living in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She was however, born and raised in Texas and lived there until her early 20s. Nichole was a Combat Medic in the US Army and met a boy in her Advanced Training. They were inseparable from the day they met and she moved to the Midwest for love. Their story is a crazy one but it’s theirs and simply because of that, it’s obvs her favorite! Nichole considers herself a Jack of Many Trades, yet Master of None. She works full time in corporate marketing and has a photography business. She loves to take pretty pictures (Squid Photography) and share love through a warm meal. Her schedule is always full and it makes her a little crazy sometimes but she covets all the relationships that have arisen from the chaos. Nichole’s biggest and greatest accomplishment was receiving the title of “Mother”. She and her husband, Jeremy, were triply blessed with handsome boys! Peyton John Michael, their oldest is 14, a high school freshman, and probably smarter than her! Middle son, Piercen Rush is 10, in 4th grade and has the kindest heart! Their youngest Sir Pennington Matthews is 8 going on 18, he is loud and crazy! She claims her house is always a mess, they are always coming or going and she and her husband barely talk about anything in the “Adult” category but she absolutely LOVES her life! And can’t wait to share it with you!
More than a game - why all kids should play organized sports

More than a game – why all kids should play organized sports

I cannot believe my oldest child will be graduating high school in just a few months! It is hard to believe that my baby will move on to the next chapter of his life....
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Raising Men

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First comes love, then comes marriage… 16 years ago on a warm Mother’s Day in rural Wisconsin, I took my wedding vows. And let me tell you I was a nervous wreck! I was...
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Un-perfect Mom but not unfit

Un-perfect Mom but not unfit... I have never been ordinary, regular, or the same as everyone else. And I was ALWAYS proud of that!! To me perfection is BORING! And that is most definitely...
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I am not one for research but recently I experienced something not a lot of my friends have had to experience: the loss of my mom. This forced me to move outside the norm...
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Let me just stand here on my soapbox for one minute and call out those ladies who say they are promoting body positivity, but all they do is post pictures of themselves in low-cut...
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Cool Mom

If you took a survey of all the people who have met me, I would like to think the majority of them would say that I am a “COOL” person. And if you ask...
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I feel like these days the word “busy” has lost its meaning entirely. We all say it at least once a day. We also say it in so many different contexts to a variety...

Dear Sports Mommas

Spring is here and sports are starting. Teach your child what it means to be part of a team. Show them what sportsmanship looks like. Don’t be “That Guy”! Remember why they are playing and what they are really playing for.
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Mother’s Day DIY – Painted Succulent Planters

I have been a momma for almost 12 years, and I love jewelry, candles, flowers and chocolate but quite honestly I have enough of all of those. And I know my mom and mother-in-law are, too. So I asked myself “what would I like to get for Mother’s Day?” And the answer was so simple…somethings the boys could make me! So that is what spawned the idea to find an easy, inexpensive and kid friendly project we could do for the Grandmas.