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Health & Fitness

Week 4: Hello, motivation

After a rocky Week 3, I made it up to myself and found my motivation again. And it paid off. I lost about 7.5lbs. I know that’s a lot for one week, but that’s not entirely abnormal for the beginning of a weight loss journey. So yay me!

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Random

Parenting is hard.

Terrible Twos. Three-nager. Everyone says those words. Everyone gives a little giggle, or a nod of understanding. But do they really understand? I mean, really?

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Babies

Do you have any dietary rules for your kid?

So food/nutrition is probably the thing I get most hung up about. I don’t have any strict rules per se, I do try to stick to the menu I get from Gerber (which means they get plenty of cash from us). But they’ve tasted sugar and they are getting fun, multicolored cakes for their birthday […]

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Babies Entertainment

I wish I could give my child…

A Pinterest-perfect first birthday party. Silly me. I thought I could just sort float through their first couple of birthdays because A) they aren’t going to remember anything, and B) they don’t have friends yet. Now, despite feeling somewhat guilty based on what I’ve seen from friends of their grand plans for first birthday parties, I […]

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Personal Philosophical

Where do you think your road is going?

Well, definitely headed towards parenthood, which is something I never thought I would say. Anyone who’s known me since I was knee high to a grasshopper knows that I was never that girl/young woman was all about kids. I wasn’t around them at all growing up. The first time I held a baby was a […]

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Personal Philosophical

Name one thing you can’t throw out.

Cards. I’ve been saving birthday cards, holiday cards, all sorts of cards since I was about 12 or so. It started with my last birthday card from my nana. Every once in a while, I might clear some out, but I always hold onto the most recent from a person. You never know if it […]

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Personal Silly

What are you a geek about?

geek noun \ˈgēk\ : a person who is socially awkward and unpopular : a usually intelligent person who does not fit in with other people : a person who is very interested in and knows a lot about a particular field or activity I have a Jedi bathrobe and an R2-D2 bathrobe. My first smartphone was […]

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Personal Philosophical Random

How do you keep from eating while bored?

OK. So that’s not really the question for today. But I still haven’t dug the journal out of whatever moving black hole it fell into and I apparently didn’t answer a question on April 14 last year. So as I sit here at work, bored during the usual lull between moving copy and reading proofs, […]

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Personal Philosophical

What is your resolution for tomorrow?

To try to relax, at least a little bit. No one is lying when they say buying a house is one of the most stressful things you will do. I have stressed to point of making myself sick ever since we started this journey. And it only gets worse the farther along we get. We […]

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Personal

What’s the most valuable thing you own?

There’s this $37K piece of paper called my degree… If you’re talking actual monetary value of one single thing, it’s my car. If you’re talking sentimental value, then there are several things I would be heartbroken over. The earrings my dad gave me for my 16th birthday. The Bible that belonged to my great-grandfather. My […]