If you’re new here, welcome and thank you for stopping by! My name is Andrea. I am a wife, a mama and a writer seeking to celebrate the little things that make life awesome.
My blogging journey began way back in 2003. In the early years, I blogged about student life, dating and eventually wedding planning. But I really found my stride when I became a mother. My primary focus is on staying home with my two boys, Oscar (7) and Calvin (4) and writing to encourage other moms along the way.
I love the internet and all things social media. In 2013, I wrote my first book, Klout For Dummies. That year I also ran my first ever half marathon. Since then, I’ve done a little more running, a lot more writing, and more learning than I could put into words. Especially when my children are involved!
The Updyke Family: Jerry, Andrea, Oscar & Calvin
Wearing all of these different hats, I found that I felt like I wasn’t particularly great at any one thing. I often caught myself saying things like, “I just work part-time,” or “I just ran slowly,” instead of celebrating my efforts.
Over time, I decided this “justing” was holding me back, so I re-branded this blog from Lil-Kid-Things to Just is a Four Letter Word as a reminder that wearing many hats is something to celebrate! Around here we love all the things, but I especially enjoy writing about our family experiences, travel, and my personal motherhood journey.
Thanks for reading!
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