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Health & Fitness Personal

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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Health & Fitness

Week 8: And the reason is you

I’m changing things up this week. Instead of writing about the specific successes and setbacks of the week, I wanted to write a little bit about my reason for doing this. The fitness plan, the nutrition plan, the writing… there’s a reason for it. Despite the technical goal of this program, I’m not doing this […]

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So here’s the thing

Life has changed so drastically since the boys were born. Duh, right? Well, there’s a certain amount of change you expect. You can never really prepare for it if you’ve never had children. But you know your world is going to be turned upside down. And maybe spun all the way around a few times. […]

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Philosophical

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

I don’t know … Live a completely stress-free life where we have nothing to worry about and life is just rosy? No? Too broad? Maybe then just be able to relax, go to the aquarium or the park or wherever and just have a fun day with Dan, Lucas and Henry. Alas, I am headed […]

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Personal

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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Personal

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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Babies

What magical parenting invention would make your life easier?

I don’t really know. It’s not that life is easy, by any stretch, but the parenting part isn’t so bad right now. All things considered, I have pretty amazingly well-behaved little dudes. I like to tell myself that it’s because they are making up for all the stress and gray hairs they caused me when […]

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Personal

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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Philosophical

What news headlines are weighing on you?

Honestly, what isn’t? We have an administration that is completely self-interested with no actual legislative experience making all sorts of decisions that I disagree with on profound levels.  I find myself hoping that a Congress whose majority is a party theoretically on the same page as the previously mentioned rogue administration will step up and […]

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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 […]