FRYday : Nicole


I’ve spent a lot of time over the last few months reflecting on family. Family is my favorite thing on the earth. In my world, family isn’t just blood. Of course, my children own the largest portion of my heart, but when I speak of family, that is inclusive of so many friends. Family has kept me afloat these last few years. I think I forget that other people around me have any kind of trials of their own, because they seem like such rockstars and they support me through some of the bumpiest roads.

FRYday : Nicole

I have a mom, and a sister that day in and day out, love me, love my kids, clean for me when I have let my house go, grocery shop for me when I’m practically Mother Hubbard. I have friends that constantly pick up my slack without saying a word, let me off the hook when I can’t make it to something they have planned. And all along, these people have a smile on their face. WOW. I am lucky. My kids are lucky! We have had the absence of someone that means the world to us, and somehow, the family around us has managed to almost fill those voids and mend those broken places in our hearts.

We feel hope from these people.
We feel strength from these people.
We feel SO MUCH love from these people.

I love these people.
I love family.

YOU are also a part of this family group I am so grateful for. You Small Fry readers mean more than you know to myself and Emily and Jenna. Wow. We are so grateful from where Small Fry has come, and is going. and it’s all because of you. Thank you for the love and kind words. It’s hard to juggle work, tough times, loved ones and still keep a clean house (so, we don’t.) We prioritize! And this happy piece of the internet we call Small Fry is one of our most prized possessions. Thank you for loving it as well.




  1. Camy:
    on March 1, 2014 at 7:29 pm said:

    You, Nicole, are the Rockstar! It’s amazing how many people out there love you without even knowing you in person. If they only knew how amazing you are through and through! XoXo Muah!

  2. millie gainan:
    on March 4, 2014 at 10:06 am said:

    the ole saying “blood is thicker than water” is so true. family is soo important. it is wonderful to have human beings that love unconditional. that is what is about. no questions ask, just be there. Life is to short to not care and wow what a blessing to be needed. At the end, situations all work out. God is good and we are his children. He knows exactly what to do. Hang in there.

  3. Molly:
    on March 11, 2014 at 9:40 pm said:

    Lovely read right from the heart. Seriously. You have an eloquent & beautiful way with words, Nicole. We are LUCKY to have such a fun blog to follow. 🙂 All the Best!

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