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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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Week 7: What does success really look like?

For most people on a weight loss program, success is defined solely by the number on the scale. That’s how it used to be for me, too. But is that really fair to ourselves? I’m counting this past week as a success, even though I gained a little bit. Here’s why: This was the second […]

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What’s the last thing you read about motherhood that spoke to you?

It was something to the effect of your children losing it, throwing tantrums, as soon as they get home or back with you is a sign that you’ve created a safe where they feel safe to be themselves. To feel all their feelings. To let go. I try to hold onto that as much as […]

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Babies Entertainment

What kind of family vacation do you fantasize about?

I honestly really can’t wait to take the boys to Walt Disney World. It’s not in the foreseeable future, but it’s definitely on my mind. Daniel and I love going so much. It will be wonderful to see it all again through the eyes of Lucas and Henry. We haven’t done really any character visits […]

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What’s the secret to travelling with an 18-month-old?

Well, we don’t exactly “travel” in the long-distance sense, so I can’t really help you there. But to get from point A to point B around town, I have to say I’m probably really lucky to just have some seriously easy-going kids. It doesn’t really matter what time of day it is, I have getting […]

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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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When was the last time you danced?

I have a dance party with the boys pretty much every day. But dancing is the classic sense? Probably not since our wedding in March 2014. Daniel isn’t much into dancing, and basically had to bully him into giving me one dance at the wedding. Maybe I’ll get one of those dance video games. It […]

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If you could do anything tomorrow, what would it be?

Tell Daniel to take off work and pile in a car big enough to hold the two of us, the boys, Aunt Sydney and whatever stuff we would need for a day trip to Riverbanks Zoo. I am dying to do this. Daniel’s work schedule is a little prohibitive. Finances are a little prohibitive, although […]

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Have you nagged recently?

My children? No. They are still a little young for that. My husband? Probably. Now, if you expect me to remember what about, then you’re out of luck. It was likely something along the lines of eating cheese or taking lunch to work or whatever. I’m sure Daniel could tell you. But he won’t because […]

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When was the last time you used a babysitter in the evening?

When my godmother was here, she helped frequently in the evenings/overnight. And my dear friend/Lucas’ godmother, Sydney, helped several times, as well. I’m sure this question is more about hiring a babysitter so you can have date night or something. That honestly hasn’t happened since the boys were born. Primarily because Daniel works in the […]