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Livi-isms

Livi [at Disney World]: “I don’t miss home at all. We can just live here, ok?”   “If you were a donut, I would eat you… and no one would ever see you again.” (Replaceable by a donut. Cool, haha)   Livi: “Do you think the fish can hear us talking about them?” Me: “Yes,…

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oh hi, mom guilt

I wrote this post when I was feeling particularly overwhelmed. I think it’s still worth publishing, because I have a feeling some of my reader friends out there can probably relate. “Am I doing enough?” “Am I doing too much?” “Hot damn, I’m tired.”  (The side of P’s face is bruised from catapulting out of…

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You can do hard things

Hi friends. Hope you’ve having a wonderful day. I hope you don’t mind me hopping in here today with some thoughts and everything that’s been going on lately. With the great move, I’ve been thinking a lot about challenges and how so many things can change over time. A year ago today, I was recovering…

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Livi-isms

“You have to love yourself before you can love others.” [<— my tiny Buddha]   “Look at Bell, she looks like a Long John. You know, like the donut Long John that you eat.”    “Mom, how many lives have you lived?” “What do you mean?” “How many lives did you live before this one?”…

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Cold Remedies for Toddlers

P is officially over the virus funk she had a couple of weeks ago, and has been back to her spunky self. Having a virus is the worst, even as an adult, so I always feel terrible when the girls are sick. We spend a lot of time snuggling and taking it easy until they’re…

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14-month old favorite foods and snack ideas

are getting a little stagnant around here. I recently got a comment asking for some ideas to feed a 14-month old toddler. I’m happy to share some of our faves and also get some of your ideas! While Miss P is a blast to eat with, and loves food (she’ll “MMMM!!!” enthusiastically), we get stuck…

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Happy 5th birthday to you

It’s so hard to believe that 5 years ago, we were back at home from the hospital. It was a beautiful blur of birth and recovery, and we were starting to get to know the newest addition to the family. So many times since that day, I’ve told myself, “I can’t believe she’s really here.” Still…

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Getting past the mom guilt to make time for your health

After I had Liv and was cleared to work out again, I was surprised to find that I didn’t want to. My world was crumbling because I was so sleep-deprived (take my sleep away, I drive the struggle bus), and I was still trying to figure out the logistics of caring for another human. I…

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all aboard the sneeze wagon

I’ve had horrible allergies for pretty much my entire life. In high school, I ended up taking Allegra, and it definitely made me more comfortable since we had a beloved cat (Britney Spears) that I would snuggle with endlessly. My dad has also always had horrible allergies, and I remember his weekly allergy shots when…

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Fun Things to Do with Kids this Holiday Season

Hi friends! How’s the day going? Hope you’re having a wonderful almost-Friday. I’m looking forward to this weekend because we have some fun holiday activities for the kids planned. I’ll share our holiday bucket list with you below! It’s been an interesting day over here. P is dancing the “one nap or two naps” dance…

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