Decisions, decisions. We made our share of decisions pre-pregnancy:  Where should we build our new house? Where should we go on vacation? Where should we go for dinner? You know, the important stuff. Once the reality of this pregnancy set...

Thoughts On Motherhood

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Allison is the friend who I shared my pregnancy with.  We found out we were pregnant with our first children only ten weeks apart; hers was a long and awaited one, while mine was more of a surprise. We...

My Kids Suck

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No really, my kids literally suck. I gave birth to a pair of suckers - one a paci lover and the other a thumbsucker. We’ve been battling my eldest’s addiction since before he popped out of the womb. In fact, during...
Procrastination… hmmm… well… what can I say… I’m an EXPERT at it! Ha! It’s late Tuesday afternoon as I flop down on the couch, finally prepared to write this first post (which is due tomorrow, might I add).  I get...
In the Fall of 2009, my husband and I sold our first home in Wilton, Iowa.  Because we had yet to buy a new home, we moved in with my parents, bringing along our one-year-old son and our dog. ...

We Can {Not} Have It All

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We sat there in her perfectly coiffed home, talking business and kiddos and then she asked, “How do you do it all?” What? Me? Seriously? After silencing the laughing in my head, I told her this:  “I don’t do it all....

Babysplosion

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When our firstborn was an infant in the winter of 2010, my husband and I had a bad case of cabin fever. In an attempt to cure ourselves, we declared a new snow day tradition: any time there was...
When my oldest daughter was a few months old, I left my job to become a Stay At Home Mama. We moved to my husband’s hometown shortly after so that he could start his business.  I didn’t really know...

Life is Better Shared.

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Think back on some of your favorite moments.  Why are those moments so special?  What part of the memory makes you feel warm and fuzzy when you think of it?  It’s probably not the place, or the things, that...

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How Inside Out 2 Gave Me The Words to Talk to...

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“Maybe this is what happens when you grow up. You feel less joy,” Joy- Inside Out 2. What a profound statement. If you are...

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