Faux Fur: A Must Have in Any Girl’s Wardrobe?

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Forget princess dresses, she’s a superhero… also we don’t own any princess clothes.

Can we take a few minutes and chat about girl clothes?

When we found out that the Princess was in fact a girl (I can’t tell you how many times Mr. Spreadsheets made the ultrasound tech check and then recheck that she was actually a girl), I was stoked.

I was thrilled for a lot of reasons, but I have to admit that I thought girl clothes would be so fun.

And girl clothes are so fun… but… well there are some things that just frustrate me. Continue reading “Faux Fur: A Must Have in Any Girl’s Wardrobe?”

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Thriving Thirties

a-special-birthday-cakeI have to take a quick minute and admit that I LOVE being in my thirties.

I was a little bit worried as my 30th birthday approached, but now that I’m several years into this, I can whole heartedly admit that I love my thirties.

My twenties were a time of transition.

My twenties were great, my tummy was nice and flat,  my smile lines weren’t permanent, but let’s be honest, there was a lot of figuring life out.

Sure I’m still figuring life out one hour at a time, but I feel more equipped to handle things.  Continue reading “Thriving Thirties”

The Secret to Being a Good Friend is Being a Hufflepuff

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I’m a boring person.

I don’t like to do crazy things.

I am also not a fun and exciting friend.

But I’ve decided that while “fun” is… well fun, it isn’t the only thing I want in a friend, or the kind of friend I aspire to be.

I want to be the dependable, dedicated, and loyal friend.

I want to be the friend that you can count on to respond, to show up, and to help.

I’m convinced that 90% of being a good friend is just showing up.

That’s it.

I may feel this way because I’m not fun, I am a Hufflepuff after all. Continue reading “The Secret to Being a Good Friend is Being a Hufflepuff”

Lies People Tell You: Adventures at the Dentist

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This is my face after the dentist visit, notice the balloons, the kids LOVED the dentist. 

I hate going to the dentist.

No offense meant to dentists out there, but I hate everything about it.

The face touching, the horrible spinny brush, the “bubblegum” flavored muck they put on your teeth, the water sucker, the entire experience, from waiting forever in a waiting room, to that gritty feeling in your mouth when you’re done.

Oh and the people (dentists and hygienists) that talk to you while their hands are in your mouth… like you can respond!

So… I’ve put off visiting the dentist for… a good long while.

And I’ve put off taking the kids to the dentist… for a good long while too.

Continue reading “Lies People Tell You: Adventures at the Dentist”

Some Exclusions May Apply: Finding Friends as an Adult

Can we start off by admitting that finding friends at any age is rough?

I’d venture to say that finding friends as an adult is even harder than finding friends as a teenager.

Can we also agree that this is one of the funniest prom pictures out there? There are so many great things about this picture. Please say you’re laughing.

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I was one of those kids lucky enough to find good friends young. I had many of the same friends throughout elementary, middle, and high school.

There’s something about being friends from the time you learn to tie your shoes until the time you leave for college that just makes life easier.

I knew there were mean kids out there, especially mean girls, but because we spent so much time in our insulated band friend bubble, the mean girls played a smaller role.

I mistakenly thought that mean girls were limited to middle and high school… you know what?

They aren’t. Continue reading “Some Exclusions May Apply: Finding Friends as an Adult”