Posts Tagged ‘family’

Penelope’s thoughts

Me: “Hi, what’s your name?” P: “Princess Pink Popsicle.” Me: “Oh, so nice to meet you! How old are you?” P: “I five.” Me: “Are you sure you’re not two?” P: “No, you wrong. I five.”      “MAMA, GIVE ME CRACKERS NOW!” “Um. Excuse me?” “Oh. I sorry. I being so rude.”    …

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flying solo

Hi friends! How are you? Hope you’re enjoying the week so far. I feel like I’m coming up for air because the Pilot is back in town after 7 nights away. It was the longest time that it’s been just the girls and me since my surgery and it went pretty well. The only small…

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the quote that changed my parenting mantra

Motherhood is a delicate balance between enjoying/savoring the moment, and getting sh*t done. When we were living in Tucson, for a few months before heading to Valdosta, I found myself more lost than usual in the scramble of work and kid to-dos. My pendulum swung far into work mode, with intense focus on all of the…

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10 years

On the day of our wedding, one of the girls who was helping out with the ceremony prep told me, “Take time to savor today. It only happens once!” And it hit me. This was it. My dad was walking up to me in his tux and I couldn’t believe the day was actually happening.…

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back from the land of rice crispy treats

Hey hey! How are you? How’s the week going so far? Hope you had a great and relaxing weekend. We were transported from a magical land of entertainment, sweets and excitement, into a mountain of laundry. The best vacations usually go that way.  We had an amaaaaaazing time in Orlando at Disney World this weekend.…

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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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Tucson bucket list: Sedona getaway

Hi friends! Happy Monday! How was the weekend? Did you do anything fun? Anyone else going crazy over the basketball games? My bracket is officially busted for the most part, and I lost the battle I had going with the Pilot. (If I won, I was going to get to sleep until 10am as my…

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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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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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Thoughts on Two

When we found out we were pregnant with P, I was totally shocked and overjoyed. At that time, I had no idea that the sesame seed growing in my belly would end up an almost 11-lb cuddlebug who would complement and magnify the smiles, love, and laughter that Liv had already brought into our lives.…

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{Family} How workouts have changed: end of third trimester

We’re down to the last haul. I think? I hope. It’s definitely hit the point where I’m convinced I’m going to be pregnant forever. Thank you again for all of your wonderful comments on my last post. I really appreciate all of the kind words, sweet emails, virtual hugs and support. <3 It also made…

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