Hugging them close | Mommy and Me Monday | The 148th ed


It’s time again for Mommy and Me Monday. Pop out from behind that camera and capture yourself in action with your kids.  Check out the inaugural Mommy and Me Monday for more information.

Need another reason to participate in Mommy and Me Monday? Read my post about why I blog with words from a friends’ husband.

I can’t not talk about the horrible and sad events of this Friday morning. All of those babies that won’t be returning home to their moms. My heart aches for them. I’ve cried for them. 

  • Charlotte Bacon, 6 
  • Daniel Barden, 7 
  • Rachel Davino, 29 
  • Olivia Engel, 6 
  • Josephine Gay, 7 
  • Ana Marquez-Greene, 6 
  • Dylan Hockley, 6 
  • Dawn Hochsprung, 47 
  • Madeline Hsu, 6 
  • Catherine Hubbard, 6 
  • Chase Kowalski, 7 
  • Jesse Lewis, 6 
  • James Mattioli, 6 
  • Grace McDonnell, 7 
  • Anne Marie Murphy, 52 
  • Emilie Parker, 6 
  • Jack Pinto, 6 
  • Noah Pozner, 6 
  • Caroline Previdi, 6 
  • Jessica Rekos, 6 
  • Avielle Richman, 6 
  • Lauren Rousseau, 30 
  • Mary Sherlach, 56 
  • Victoria Soto, 27 
  • Benjamin Wheeler, 6 
  • Allison Wyatt, 6 

I can’t imagine. I spent the weekend snuggling my girls and holding them for longer than they’ve wanted. I didn’t know what else to do. I don’t know what else to do. 

Mommy and Me Snuggles

Mommy and Me Snuggles

Tara at is doing 26 random acts of kindness in honor of each of the victims. Something to honor them individually. 

26 Random Acts of Kindess

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We slowed down and took them in this weekend. And will think of those innocent children and their families.

Mommy and Me Snuggles

We are also thanking our teachers this week, too. For everything they do for our children.

Mommy and Me Monday at  Really, Are You Serious?

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  1. Oh gosh, I loved on mine so much and will continue to do so. My heart is SO broken for those children and their families…

  2. i can’t stop reading their names and staring at their pictures…..

    hugs friend.

  3. I’ve been hugging my girl more & just appreciating every moment. Nothing seems to be that big of a deal anymore. The tantrums, messes etc…

  4. I can’t stop crying about it. Everytime I really let myself think about it I cry. This world feels so hopeless sometimes. But we must have hope.

  5. I sent notes to Red’s teachers today. We also slowed down and were thankful for every minute of the day, whether it was a cranky or happy one.

    1. We sent notes, too. And we’re trying to savor it all.

  6. I held both mine super close this past weekend and have been doing it all week. My heart still breaks when I think of the tragedy.

  7. I believe you can never snuggle with your babies enough. It is great to snap a photo of it too.

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