If you’re new here, please allow me to introduce myself! My name is Andrea. I am a wife, a mama and a writer seeking to celebrate the little things that make life awesome. In July of 2014, my blog name changed from Lil-Kid-Things to Just is a Four Letter Word to celebrate my 36th birthday and a fresh direction!

My blogging  journey began in 2003 as a college student in search of coffee. 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 and writing to encourage other moms along the way.


 The Updyke Family: Jerry, Andrea, Oscar & Calvin

I blog for work, for fun and when I just need to connect with the outside world. I feel very fortunate to have this blog as an outlet. I’d like to think that I have seen my writing improve over the years, yet I still feel like I am just getting started.

I had some pretty big plans for 2013 both professionally and personally, including writing my first book, Klout for Dummies, and running my first ever half marathon! 2014 has been even better and we’ve still got a few months to go!

When I am not here, you can find me at my second home on the BabyCenter blog or if I am lucky, with my family at Disney World!

Thanks for reading!


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