My Life

A Family of four

It never ceases to amaze me how much joy I have found in motherhood.
I was awfully sick and pretty uncomfortable for 9 months and there were times when I wondered ‘what was I thinking doing this again!?’ but as soon as I laid eyes on his beautiful little face all I could think was ‘Oh…that was you in there the whole time? I’m so sorry I even complained for a moment. Kick my ribs all you want! I’d do anything for you.’

I really would. I’m always wondering if I ‘m doing enough or doing it right.
I often wonder how they’ll remember me when they grow up and have children of their own.

I hope they remember me as a warm hug they could always cozy up to.
An understanding ear that could hear their worries and always soften them, just a little.
I want them to remember me as kind and generous. Not just to them but to everyone.
To know that I know how flawed I am but I’ll never give up on trying to become better.
And that I’ll never give up on them no matter what.
I want them to to want their own family and their own marriage because they saw so much love and happiness in ours.
And to remember always feeling loved and wanted and cherished and never alone.

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Thank you so much for being here and letting me always share my thoughts, I just love you guys.



Photos by Cassidy Miller


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    everydayH (@HanadiAlZadjali)
    October 14, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    that is amazing; with a heart like yours, i am sure they will be exactly how you imagine they would <3

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    October 14, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    You always write so beautifully and I think you are inside my head, as I have these exact thoughts about my 4 yr old boy. Gorgeous photos.

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    October 14, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Gorgeous pictures and very touching thoughts. Children are the greatest gifts and they are truly blessed to have a home filled with love.

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    October 14, 2014 at 10:59 pm


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    October 14, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Your happiness brings out a beauty in you that is more gorgeous than any drop of makeup could want to be.

    Shine on, love : )

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    Dubliner in Deutschland
    October 14, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    gorgeous pictures!

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    October 14, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Thank you for sharing!!! Beautiful family! 🙂

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    October 15, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. I too adore motherhood ❤️

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    Sharon (The Netherlands)
    October 15, 2014 at 12:39 am

    So beautiful! Your family and the words you wrote! Tears in my eyes while reading 🙂
    Love reading your emails!

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    RachelHauck (@RachelHauck)
    October 15, 2014 at 1:29 am

    Beautiful family!

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    Erin Fiore
    October 15, 2014 at 1:30 am

    Beautiful post and beautiful pictures!!

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    Heather Hammel
    October 15, 2014 at 1:53 am

    The 1st, 4th and 7th pictures are my favorite! Such a beautiful family. Do you think you’ll try/ want to have anymore kids?

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    Eryn P.
    October 15, 2014 at 2:17 am

    This was such a sweet post <3

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    Northern girl in the South
    October 15, 2014 at 2:19 am

    Beautifully written, loving, heartwarming family photos.

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    October 15, 2014 at 2:32 am

    What a happy beautifull family you have there, great sharing those photo’s with us!

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    Patty L
    October 15, 2014 at 2:48 am

    Absolutely precious….what a beautiful family….inside and out!

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    October 15, 2014 at 2:49 am

    Congrats, Cara! I wish you all the good things…you deserve it! xoxo

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    October 15, 2014 at 2:57 am

    Great pictures! I love the ones of the the boys together 🙂

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    October 15, 2014 at 3:01 am

    I’m due next weekend with my first and, not gonna lie, this made me a little weepy 🙂

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    October 15, 2014 at 3:16 am

    Congratulations on your new addition ! Beautiful pictures and you look sooo happy !!

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    Natalie Nickerson
    October 15, 2014 at 3:22 am

    Congratulations Cara and family!

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    October 15, 2014 at 3:25 am

    Just beautiful.

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    October 15, 2014 at 3:26 am

    gorgeous family!

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    October 15, 2014 at 3:50 am

    I literally just cried. This is so sweet!

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    Emerald Earrings
    October 15, 2014 at 4:01 am

    Your family is beyond perfect, Cara! Congratulations!

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    October 15, 2014 at 4:24 am

    You have such a beautiful family!! Congratulations!!

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    lacey smith
    October 15, 2014 at 4:26 am

    you are so beautiful inside and out…..I love reading all your blogs. so happy I ran across your page. you have a beautiful family.

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    October 15, 2014 at 4:58 am

    You have a beautiful family!! He is just a precious little baby!!

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    October 15, 2014 at 5:15 am

    Your family is precious and you are so beautiful. Loooooved this post!

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    October 15, 2014 at 5:40 am

    so sweet ♥

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    October 15, 2014 at 5:52 am

    Gorgeous pictures!!

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    October 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

    This is so precious!

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    Cat Pham
    October 15, 2014 at 6:03 am

    Such a beautiful family, Cara! Thank you for sharing. And… Believe me… I feel EXACTLY the same w/ my kids. I never know if I’m doing it right or what irreparable damage I may be causing their young psychies w/ my craziness. But, all I know is that I’m trying my best and giving them as much love as I can possibly give. And, hopefully, that’s enough.

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    Bobbi C.
    October 15, 2014 at 6:09 am

    Kara, thanks so much for sharing your photos and thoughts about and feelings for your beautiful family. I can’t imagine your boys won’t have anything but great memories of you as a parent, and will adore having your as their children’s grandmother as well!


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    Ashley H
    October 15, 2014 at 6:09 am

    *pregnant lady tears*
    I am so looking forward to this! My 1st is due in the springtime.

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    Bobbi C.
    October 15, 2014 at 6:10 am

    *Cara! Sheesh! 🙂

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    October 15, 2014 at 6:30 am

    Your family is gorgeous!

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    October 15, 2014 at 7:49 am

    These pictures are beautiful! And that little smile of Christian’s….. it’s got to be the cutest thing ever. You’re such a wonderful person and deserve all the happiness that comes your way!

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    Rachel @ Blonde with a Chanse
    October 15, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Love your words and the beautiful pictures!!!

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    Deborah Sacchi
    October 15, 2014 at 8:21 am

    So sweet to share your genuine happiness. So happy for you that you are in this happy place!

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    Heidi D.
    October 15, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Thank you for sharing these photos! Motherhood is a gift and seeing your happiness reminds me of this. XO

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    October 15, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Thanks for sharing. Your photos and words brought tears to my eyes. I am a mom to 3 boys who are now all grown men. It goes by so fast. Enjoy!

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    October 15, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Congratulations on your precious bundle! You look beautiful as always. I love all your tips and are the only blog I check frequently! Love seeing your family grow. Side note, I was hoping to find a glitter look on eyes with tips on applying glitter, am I missing one? No one does it better than you!!

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    October 15, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Simple, lovely. Moments caught on film forever. Beautiful for the boys to see one day and realize the truth in your words 🙂

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    October 15, 2014 at 11:02 am

    What a beautiful family! Wishing you much joy always!!

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    Anna J
    October 15, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Heartwarming photos! I have a six month old. I finally get it. Your pictures capture a very loving family.

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    October 15, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Such powerful words to read. Thank you for sharing! You represent what every child deserves to have in a parent. Full and boundless love.

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    October 15, 2014 at 11:34 am

    So sweet!!!

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    Alecia ferrell
    October 15, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Omg what a beautiful family!

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    October 15, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    So much love!!! It’s so beautiful!
    Xx from the Girl in the Houndstooth Coat

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    October 15, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Oh my word, that hair! I’m dying. Beautiful family!

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    October 15, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Such beautiful photos Cara! Thank you for sharing them.
    Cherish them and every moment you have together. I wish you and your gorgeous little family the very best xx

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    Courtney Hilker
    October 15, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Hi cara! Where did you get that awesome peacock blanket??

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      October 15, 2014 at 7:47 pm

      And it’s so soft! It’s and Aden and anais bamboo swaddler I got off of Amazon!

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    October 15, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Yes. Me too…all those things. The kid’s memories are so forgiving. I don’t have a single memory from before age 3. I think God gives us a grace period to figure a few things out, lol. That peacock blanket is beautiful. <3 it.

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    Sue N
    October 15, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Beautiful family!

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    Becki Cullipher
    October 15, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Love the gorgeous photos and precious words. When I had my 2nd one (34 years ago) I was so afraid I couldn’t love another one as much as I loved my first. But it’s the same! Different in some ways but the same amount. Motherhood has been my greatest job and now I have the fun job, being Mimi to 5 grand girls!! So it gets better and better. Enjoy every minute.

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    October 15, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    What a sweet, touching post! You are a beautiful family!

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    October 16, 2014 at 3:06 am

    I could stare at these photos all day. So precious! I wonder how they will remember their childhood too, but I know we’re doing our best and they will see that.

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    Ariana Raftopoulos
    October 16, 2014 at 5:25 am

    These are great photos. The ones of Christian and the baby melt my heart! He loves his little brother so much.

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    Cathy B. (@fulltimemamom)
    October 16, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Your words made me tear up! 🙂

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    October 16, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Cara, you are seriously the sweetest!
    Your family is gorgeous, and they are beyond blessed to have you as a mom!

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    October 17, 2014 at 12:37 am

    Beautiful family <3

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    October 17, 2014 at 2:02 am

    Oh Cara, I am so happy for you and your beautiful family. I am pregnant right now- and your thought “Oh that was you in there?” made me boo hoo! Sometimes I feel so yucky and like my due date is forever away! It reminded me how AMAZING it is going to be to finally meet who’s in there. 🙂 Thank you for being so encouraging and sweet! (And awesome at makeup and hair!)

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    Twirly Skirt
    October 17, 2014 at 4:18 am

    So precious and beyond beautiful! So happy for you. Enjoy this special time of life! xo Jen

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    Hanh Nguyen
    October 17, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Cara you are such a beautiful person, inside and out.

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    October 17, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    I love the pictures, Cara!! What a great little photo album. 🙂 Your boys are precious and I think you’re a great mother to them. What a gift for them to know their home is always safe and warm, especially when the world is cold at times. Their home will always be a place of respite and security. I know a lot of kids whose home doesn’t feel that way and for them it can be a war zone and a place of worry and their needs are dismissed or ignored. It truly is a beautiful thing to have a home where love welcomes them and they feel happy and content. So important! And your boys will have that all of their lives and any other future babies you have. Your children won the lottery, Cara, they will feel whole and happy. Congratulations on your new Little Prince! 🙂 Now you have 2 princes. ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ LoVe, BoNi

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    October 17, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    He is SO adorable! Congratulations to you and your family. I’m on month 6 and I’m thinking the same thing…”what have I gotten myself into?!” I miss my clothes and thinner thighs, but I know that the end result is worth all the discomfort and ugly maternity clothes! 🙂

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    October 18, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    These pictures are the best! and I love that you totally described your own mom!

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    Rose Tinted Home
    December 19, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    A few months late but I’ve only just found your blog… This is such a beautiful post. I love your hopes and goals for motherhood. You are so genuine. I hope I can be that sort of mother some day.

    xo Rachel

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