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How To Say Goodbye When You Didn’t Get To Say Goodbye…

My grandmother passed away a couple of days ago. I would love to tell you we were incredibly close and intertwined in each other's lives but unfortunately that wouldn't be true (through no fault of hers). I distanced myself from my family when I was 18 and never fully closed the gap, though I did… Continue reading How To Say Goodbye When You Didn’t Get To Say Goodbye…

family, goals, parenting

The Bedtime Battle

You know, I think I jinxed myself.  I've always bragged about what a great sleeper Seth was and now that's come back to bite me in the ass. This kid won't sleep.  Will.  Not.  Sleep. Yesterday he woke up at 9:30 in the morning, refused to nap all day, fell asleep in the middle of… Continue reading The Bedtime Battle

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Misdiagnosed Strep Throat put me in the hospital.

Because every day of my life is an adventure. I went to Texas at the beginning of June.  My parents came back with me and left on June 17th.  On June 19th I wasn't feeling well, on the 20th I went to an urgent care clinic to make sure it wasn't anything to worry about.… Continue reading Misdiagnosed Strep Throat put me in the hospital.

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Dogs and a Baby: Why no one is going up for adoption.

When Jake and I went public with our pregnancy, nothing went quite like we expected.  One of the most shocking issues was the number of people who asked when we were going to get rid of our dogs.  Some offered to take them for us (thanks I guess...?) but many felt we should just drop… Continue reading Dogs and a Baby: Why no one is going up for adoption.

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Mommy’s on drugs (and other things I tell my child)

Postpartum depression is a sumbitch. I 100% expected to get it.  There was not a single, solitary doubt in my mind.  We'd had such a rough year and so much heartache over the baby's (thankfully non-existent) brain damage that combined with my own issues I knew I was going to get hit with it like… Continue reading Mommy’s on drugs (and other things I tell my child)

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Our First Family ER Visit!

Yesterday Seth decided to play the best game ever which included running a 103.5 fever for most of the day.  When it started inching up into the 104+ range we called it and decided to take him to the ER.  I'm picky about which one I'll go to (since the one closest to our house… Continue reading Our First Family ER Visit!

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What I’m Reading: The Myatheira Chronicles

I'm always looking for something new and interesting to read.   I grew up in a family of readers, it's what we did to bond.  I was that kid in school who got in trouble for reading during math class, and I can't tell you how many times I've gotten less than 3 hours of… Continue reading What I’m Reading: The Myatheira Chronicles

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How I became an Accidental Stay At Home Mom.

I'm not sure when exactly I completely lost control of my life.  I'm going to guess it was somewhere around the time the strip turned pink on that little stick but I'd be lying if I said I ever really had total control over things. I have a fairly modern marriage.  Gender roles have no… Continue reading How I became an Accidental Stay At Home Mom.