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#NaBloPoMo – Day 7, My Parents

Last November when I did #NaBloPoMo, on Day 7 I alluded to a big surgery my Mom was going in for. Basically, in the end of October, my Mom went to her family doc for a routine acute issue. While there, she mentioned in passing a pain she had experienced on her left side 10 days […]

Day 29, #NaBloPoMo – Invitations

22 invitations for 12 boys and 10 girls. That’s how many kids (not including their siblings!) we just invited to Stella’s 5th birthday party on Saturday. OhEmGee. Below are the cards for the kids in Stella’s class, and I honestly just texted most of the parents of the remaining kids because we ran out of invites […]

Day 28, #NaBloPoMo – Monday

It’s Monday morning, and I’m back at work after a long 4 day weekend with the fam. After spending so much time together, Harvey has been on me like velcro the last couple of days, to the point that I had to peel him off my leg and hand him screaming & sobbing to the […]

Day 27, #NaBloPoMo – Boys Can Wear Dresses Too

Ever since Harvey could walk, he wanted to be wherever his big sister was, doing whatever she was doing. He is a rough and tumble boy through and through, and he is obsessed with excavators and skid loaders and back hoes. He also LOVES to dress up in girly dresses and paint his nails. Almost […]

Day 26, #NaBloPoMo – Excavator Love

All day every day I listen to my kid babble on about trucks and tractors, school buses and jeeps – basically anything with a motor, he knows the name of and loves. This is such a foreign world to me, but it’s fun to watch him find so much joy in it!

Day 25, #NaBloPoMo – Black Friday

As I mentioned the other day, I try really hard to spend my money on experiences and not “things.” Then sometimes adulting rears its ugly head, and you find yourself shopping on Black Friday, not because you want to, but because you’ve put off necessary items for so dang long, and you know you’ll kick […]

Day 24, #NaBloPoMo – Thankful

Today is a great day to remember why I am so thankful for my life, even when it’s feeling like a challenge. I am thankful for my kids, who I used to worry I’d never have in my life. I am thankful for my husband, who has stood by my side for 12 years, and […]

Day 23, #NaBloPoMo – Passports Required

One of the (many) things we talked about at my therapy session yesterday was my love of travel and how that topic has now become a source of sadness and frustration for me instead of sparking joy. I resolved then and there to change that aspect of my life. An hour after that appointment I saw […]

Day 22, #NaBloPoMo – My First Try at Official Therapy

I just got back to my office after my first ever official therapy session, which seems a bid odd to say considering the title of this blog. Ha! Clearly my “cheap version” isn’t quite hacking it anymore… no offense bloggie friends. 😉 Charlie and I actually met for a quick lunch first, which was really […]

Day 21, #NaBloPoMo – To the Nines

Living in rural Colorado, it’s not often that we get a chance to dress up. However, exactly 2 months from today, one of my little sisters will be getting married in Ohio. We are used to pretty casual weddings here in Colorado (think outdoors on a mountain top sort of thing), so it’s actually pretty […]

Day 20, #NaBloPoMo – Sports Stuff

Does anyone else have a sports obsessed partner? We honestly have sporting events on the TV so often that I now join things like Sweet 16 brackets and Fantasy Football leagues, just so I have something to cheer for when the games are on. 😂 Also, I was raised in MN (the Vikings were known […]

Day 19, #NaBloPoMo -Shopping With Kids

It’s either the best idea or the worst idea I’ve had in a long time… 😂

Day 18, #NaBloPoMo – Emojis

Emojis… love them or hate them, you’re hiding under a rock with your flip phone if you don’t know what they are at this point! Stella LOVES to text lines and lines of them to her grandmothers, and I’ve been known to insert an emoji (or 5) at the end of my messages pretty routinely […]

Day 17, #NaBloPoMo – Lefties Unite

Did you know that only 10% of the world’s population is left handed? I googled that stat for this blog post, and I came across this article, which I found to be utterly fascinating! The study in it talks about the need for cooperation vs. competition, and how if we lived in a society that was […]

Day 16, #NaBloPoMo – Preschool Chefs

Our local school closes for the entire week of Thanksgiving, so this week is when the kids get to celebrate the holiday with their classmates. Today the parents (and grandparents) were invited to enjoy a lunch made entirely by the fifteen 3 and 4 year old kids in Stella’s class. My husband wasn’t able to […]

Day 15, #NaBloPoMo – Therapy

Today I reached out to therapists in the area to try to figure out who I wanted to book an appointment with. Nothing is scheduled yet, but I’m forcing myself to book something tomorrow. I’m honestly struggling with who to choose. I could pay $80/session to see a woman whose office is 1 block away […]

Day 14, #NaBloPoMo – Rainbows

Behold, Stella’s latest drawing that she brought home from school today. Mom, did you know I made the green by mixing the yellow and the blue? And I mixed the red and blue to make the purple! And I put in rain drops, because you need the sun AND the rain to get a rainbow. […]

Day 12, #NaBloPoMo – Birthday Plans

26 Days from now, Stella will turn 5. Holy crap. Last night she told her Dad that she wanted to make a birthday party invitation list, and this was on the table when I got home. It’s so crazy to realize my baby can do stuff like this now! (And yes, there are two Liams […]

Day 10, #NaBloPoMo – Solitude

The past couple of weeks I have been nothing short of a wreck. My stress levels are through the roof, and thanks to that my emotions are over the top, and I have serious problems controlling them multiples times a day. After literally hanging up on a vendor and then bursting into tears at work […]

Day 9, #NaBloPoMo – Echo Chambers

I went to bed crying, and I woke up crying. I wasn’t crying because my candidate didn’t win. I was crying because of my abject fear of the man who did and my shock & disgust with the people who supported him to get him there. Honestly, never before in my life have I felt […]

Day 8, #NaBloPoMo – #ImWithHer

Two weeks ago today, my Mom went in to see her doctor for a routine, acute health issue, and while she was there, her doctor discovered something he found concerning. After the initial testing was completed and as he was about to tell her what he had found, my Mom told us that she had […]

Day 7, #NaBloPoMo – Family

I’m not sure what she wants shared here publicly on my blog yet, but my Mom is going in for a pretty big surgery this afternoon, and any and all prayers or well wishes or whatever you believe in are much appreciated. I’m hopeful we will know more tonight, but realistically I’m guessing it will […]

Day 5, #NaBloPoMo – Forgotten Memories

Last year I went to the movie Inside Out with my kids and sobbed my heart out. You see, there’s a scene where the main character’s imaginary childhood friend falls into the Memory Dump, aka where forgotten memories go to die. There is a chance for he and Joy to get out, but he sacrifices himself so […]

Day 4, #NaBloPoMo – Television

The prompt for today asked which fall shows should be cancelled already, and honestly, the only two new shows we started watching this fall are so freakin’ incredible that I decided to write about that instead! 🙂 This Is Us Oh ’em frickin’ G. This show. I cry at some point during EVERY.SINGLE.EPISODE. Sounds like an […]

Day 3, #NaBloPoMo – No Regrets

The blogging prompt for today that I saw was the following: If you could be completely honest with no regrets, what would you say and to whom? Um, there is a lot I could write in response to that, but not when I’m putting it out there on the world wide web for all to […]