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Week I don’t even know anymore

It’s official: I am down 30 pounds overall. I haven’t done my measurements yet. I haven’t had that kind of success. Ever. It feels really good. And I’ve done it in such a way that I’ve really worked on retraining my brain to make healthier choices with my food, while also trying to be more […]

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Week 6: Back in the saddle again

I feel like you should all prepare for this trend. Week A: So great, yay! Week B: Not great, boo! Week C: Great again, yay! And so on and so forth. So here we are for a yay! week.

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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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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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What’s your grossest mom experience to date?

Probably when everyone in my house had viral gastroenteritis and there was vomit. Everywhere. One Sunday, I felt a bit nauseated. And then … I prayed to porcelain goddess like I hadn’t in quite some time. I was so sick I actually went to urgent care. That takes a lot for me to do these […]

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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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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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What are Monday mornings like in your house?

Pretty much like any other morning, really. The boys don’t go to any sort of daycare or school, so Monday is no different than Saturday or Sunday. The only difference is for Dan. He is up at 4:30 a.m. and out of the house by 5:30 a.m. to make it to work. It’s brutal, but […]

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What’s a daily habit you’ll start cultivating today?

I’m going to be honest: Today is just not the day. That past couple of days have been awful. Just straight up awful. The stomach bug from hell took over everyone in my house. So much yuck. So today is another day of taking it easy. The boys will have day 2 of a bland […]