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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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Babies

My parenting Kryptonite

When the boys were babies, I’m talking bottle-phase, they had reflux. All. The. Time. But it was never really “vomit” in the traditional sense. That was the aspect of parenting young children that I knew would be one of my biggest challenges. You see, I’ve always been a person that has an easy gag reflex. […]

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Babies Random

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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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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Personal

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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Random

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 […]

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Babies

What’s driving you crazy?

Not being able to help my boys feel better. They have both developed their first colds. Lucas is pretty much all better now. But poor little Henry is struggling with it. And I am helpless beyond suctioning out his nose (which he hates) and giving him vapor baths and Tylenol. At least when they were […]

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Random

What’s your favorite snack food?

There was a period during my first trimester that I HAD to have V8 and Special K Sour Cream & Onion Cracker Chips. It was really bizarre. Also, I’m pretty sure Kraft Macaroni and Cheese is the only reason that I survived the 24/7 nausea I had all during the first trimester. Still helps sooth […]

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Entertainment Random

What was the last TV show you watched?

Yesterday’s sick day saw me spend the whole day in various states of consciousness on the couch watching either “Gilmore Girls” or “Criminal Minds.” Thanks, ABC Family and Netflix!

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Personal

What was something you wanted today, but couldn’t have?

I don’t really think I wanted for much of anything today. I always want more time with Dan (awwww…..), but I have a realistic view of what’s possible right now. Unless one of us is sick, we really don’t get to see each other during the week. So that’s that. (That awesome photo was taken […]