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Mom Guilt, or, Why I Feel Terrible About Working.

I've been a stay at home mom off and on since just before Seth was born.  I've worked a few months intermittently but it was always shift work or something I could adjust the hours on to still be home a large chunk of time.  While I won't say I'm a great mom, I love… Continue reading Mom Guilt, or, Why I Feel Terrible About Working.

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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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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.

family, health, parenting, Uncategorized

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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I may or may not be eating pad thai for brunch but definitely am.

I really hate change.  It's a weird aspect of my personality because I move about once a year, work in an industry where I'm constantly meeting new people, and generally come across as a spontaneous person.  At the core, though, I like things consistent.  That's part of why I like being married.  It provides a… Continue reading I may or may not be eating pad thai for brunch but definitely am.

goals, Netflix, resolutions

Hey, it’s January.

Because you may not have noticed. I'm skipping New Year's resolutions because I can't seem to keep them.  Instead I'm giving myself monthly goals, small things I can do to keep myself motivated and active. I started the year with a terrible sinus infection, which caused me to lose my voice and cough so hard… Continue reading Hey, it’s January.