Surprise! Yay for Vomit Puddles

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Non vomit day when she practiced getting out of her bed. 

You know how sometimes you have a plan, and then all of a sudden you need a new plan? Vomit puddles seem to do that to us.

Sorry if vomit bothers you… you aren’t cleaning it up… but feel free to skip this post.

I went to get the Princess from her bed this morning and she was COVERED in throw up.

Like it was all over her bed, in her hair, on her clothes, and all over the floor in front of her crib.

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First Kid vs. Third Kid

FullSizeRender-9When Harry Potter was a baby we were pretty cautious of his schedule.

I remember carefully packing him snacks, extra clothes, and enough diapers to last a week, just to go to story time.

Things are a little different with the Princess.

I keep a couple of diapers in the the car just in case, but she sure as heck doesn’t have a change of clothes, and most of the time her “snack” is whatever I find in my bag.  Continue reading “First Kid vs. Third Kid”

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: Why I Love School

IMG_3347I’m not one of those moms that cries on the first day of school.

I’m the mom that is smiling and almost giddy.

I’m sure the teacher and other moms think I’m terrible and heartless… I’m ok with that.

I’m a big believer that absence makes the heart grow fonder. Time apart gives me the space (and perspective) to enjoy my kids, to want to be with them, and to say yes to their requests.

The rest of this post is going to make me sound like a terrible mother, feel free to skip it so you maintain your positive perception of me.  Continue reading “Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: Why I Love School”

Who You Gonna Call?

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I listened to a great episode of This American Life today.

Side note: If you don’t already listen to This American Life, start today. 

 And back to reality.

So I listened to an episode of This American Life about the people we call first- the people we call when things are awesome, and the people we call when life sucks (was that rude?).

Do you have those people in your life?

I totally do.

Except I don’t call them, I text them.

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Embracing the “Authentic” You

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Lately I’ve been hearing the phrase “be authentic”.

My first reaction is to quote Princess Bride “You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means”, but once I got passed that I started thinking.

I want people to have the impression that I have my life (mostly) together.

Actually, scratch that, I actually want to have my life together.

The reality is that we are taking things on an hourly basis. Continue reading “Embracing the “Authentic” You”

Losing Yourself in Life

There are days when I think I’ve lost myself in motherhood.

I hear other moms echo the same sentiment.

We joke about how we look in the mirror and don’t recognize the person that we see, or that our husband’s wonder what happened to the girl they married.

I love being a mother, but I think that somewhere along the way I lost track of myself.

Before my kids came along I had a set of things I wanted to accomplish. I may not have been positive about how I was going to do that, but I had the beginning of a plan.

Now I don’t even have a “pla” (thank you Phoebe).

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