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Week 9: Or not

I basically took this whole week off. From the food and the exercising. And life without headaches. Seriously, I’ve had one pretty much every day for the past 10 days. And I think technically it’s only been 2 or 3 different headaches. I started seeing a new doctor this week and presented her with a […]

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Time to be the boss of my body again

OK, so I wrote before that I was going to start Weight Watchers again and everything was going to get back to working for my body! The weight loss would magically start to happen and I’d be in pre-babies shape again in no time! Guess what. That was bullshit. It didn’t work because I just […]

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And so it begins…

Yesterday was Daniel’s last day at work. We are now in a period of limbo while we wait for several things to shake out: his short-term disability to get approved (even though he’s been forced out onto disability, it could still be denied), vocational rehab to get started, the boys to get on WIC to […]

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I wish my family was…

Closer. Both physically and in our relationships. It’s been hard, harder than I expected, not to have my mom around. And now with my dad not doing very well, I’m facing the reality that I will be without both of my parents much earlier in life than I ever expected. My boys won’t know their […]

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What was your longest uninterrupted stretch of “me time” this week?

What’s that? I mean, I played video games for about 20 minutes toward the end of the boys’ afternoon nap yesterday. And I still manage to use the bathroom and shower without an audience, which I hear will go away at some point. Oh, and I usually read for a few minutes before bed every […]

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Today, I am grateful for …

So many things. I am grateful that after an extremely fussy day yesterday, the boys slept soundly and through the whole night. It was a rare day for them, but I think it’s because they got so little nap time the day before. We should be able to get back to our normal routine today. […]

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Is that a train?

I was all ready to start this post with “You guys, the questions just haven’t been good!” or “They all needed me to wait until the end of the day!” But that’s just not true. Yes, some of them were a little lame. But I always try to answer them anyway. And, yes, a couple […]

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How are your relationships with girlfriends that aren’t moms?

Well, I don’t have that many girlfriends to begin with. And when you whittle it down to non-mom friends, we are talking a select few. But they are amazing friends. Here’s one story to prove just how awesome a couple of them are: A couple of weeks ago, I became very suddenly and very spectacularly […]

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Babies Personal Philosophical

What’s a parenting “fact” no one seems to acknowledge?

It’s not that no one acknowledges this, but I don’t think it can ever be fully expressed and understood until you are a parent: it’s really, really hard. It changes your entire sense of self and what life is and can be like. If you’re like me and never pictured yourself having children, it can […]

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How did you show your child love today?

Well, we’re not quite done with the day yet, so I’m sure there will be more acts of love yet to come. So far today, though, it has been a day of comforting my Henry bear and cheering on Lucas as he finally starts to work on this walking business.