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.

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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! I know 2014 is going to be even better and believe me, my wheels are already turning on where to start.

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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