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Moving On

July 24, 2014

I don’t fear change. I actually feed off it. I am constantly making things to look forward to. The next trip. The next project. The next play date. It always varies in size and sometimes I do a whole lot of change at once. Last summer, I started getting that feeling like I needed a change. […]

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Dad Can Do It

July 23, 2014

Time for some talk, ladies. More specifically, moms. I am seeing a good bit of dad doubting recently. I’m sure it isn’t more than usual but just circumstances are bringing it out of the woodwork. Leaving my kids for 4 days for my own agenda kinda set that in motion. Yup. I am happily boarded […]

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Pokemon, LSD trips and Deep Thoughts on Parenting

June 18, 2014

Let’s just get something out there. I don’t think screens are ruining my children. We control screen time but I want to make a stand that 30 minutes a day is a little high and mighty for a recommended value. I’m not saying let them zone out for hours. Hell that’s just dumb. My kids […]

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Those Other Sweet Moments

June 13, 2014

So I wrote about those sweet kid moments you want to bottle up for forever. Mispronounced words where you would murder someone if they taught your kids the right way. The complete empathy they can show. The sneakiness that makes you just laugh. It’s intoxicating. But you know what else is intoxicating? Those minutes you […]

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8 Tips to Getting Better Family Photos

June 4, 2014

Family photos. Most of us want them. Some of us pay a lot of money for them. Some of us spend WAY TOO MANY cycles worrying about them. I have had a lot of photos taken over the years. Some for me. Some to help friends with their businesses. I have had meltdowns. I have had […]

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Things I Love – That Gal {Benefit Primer}

May 29, 2014

Back in the early spring, I ran out of foundation. I was going to the mall and only had a few minutes and dropped by the lovely Benefit counter. I drool there. I would take one of everything if I was made of money. I have used their stuff since my wedding (they did my […]

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Goodbye Preschool…Hello Real World

May 20, 2014

Dear Landon, Today is a big day. Today you are graduating from pre-K. All you really knows is that we will come to your school and have a little ceremony. You love when we all come. You show off your “baby Beans”. You are so proud of Ollie just like he worships you. You love […]

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Mother’s Day 2014

May 16, 2014

My mother’s day was pretty great, I have to say. Sunday morning we met up with Kevin’s parent’s neighbor who is starting a photography business and in need of models (photos to come). I happily accepted. Imma brag a little bit as a mom/wife and say my family is pretty kick ass to take pictures […]

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21 Day Fix: Complete

April 30, 2014

Note: Read about 21 Day Fix  in my previous post. Well I did it….well mostly. In the 21 days, I only missed 2 days. 1 day I was literally on my feet all day outside playing with the boys and doing yard work. We were at the River and once kids were in bed, we […]

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The Rise of the Mommy Martyr

April 16, 2014

It’s been happening for years now. This mythical pedestal we have put the perfect mom on. We all see her differently. Either we aspire to be like her or we violently revolt against her. Putting her there to lash out against it. It’s weird. We see the moms with their pennants at birthday parties and […]

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