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Yep, I'm another wife/mommy blogger who feels the need to share with the cyber world the scoop on my fascinating life. I'm quirky and cynical. You have been warned.

I Tried the Paleo DietApr 03rd

paleo

Alright. There’s something that needs to be said. I never spoke of it because for one, I quit. And secondly, I got pregnant and it seemed pointless. How cryptic is that, right? I tried the Paleo diet. For two weeks. That’s right. Paleo. Two weeks. I could easily say that I “failed” at it, but […]

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Olive Oil Matters + A Hummus RecipeMar 27th

hummus recipe

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pompeian. For the past few months, cooking has been a real challenge for me. I blame it entirely upon my pregnancy. First there was the morning sickness, then the exhaustion, and finally the only-wanting-an-In-n-Out-Burger phase which I am finally beginning to vacate. Ok, that’s […]

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Instagram Makes Me A Better MomMar 25th

My life is not realistically portrayed in my Instagram feed. I say that I use instagram to capture moments of my day–but really, it doesn’t do that. Much of the time my life is washed out by a flash. It’s blaring and obnoxious. The color all confused. It needs multiple filters to look pretty, or […]

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ExcusesMar 17th

rheumatoid arthritis

Have you heard of Maria Kang? She pissed off a lot of people a few months back with her extremely annoying “family portrait.” Maria is someone who spends a lot of time on her body. Even a quick glance at her portrait will tell you that she is a woman dedicated to strengthening, training, and […]

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The Bachelor, by Jane AustenMar 11th

Thank you to everyone who read yesterday’s post! I appreciate your patience and grace with me in this horrible, wonderful process called life. I was encouraged and inspired by the feedback. Now, time for something a little more lighthearted I was in college when The Bachelor first premiered. I don’t think I ever gave it […]

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Shutting Up An Ugly VoiceMar 10th

No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader. ~Robert Frost For quite a while, since maybe November, in fact, I’ve felt as though I don’t have much to offer in the way of blogging. I like to make people laugh. I want to […]

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Wanted: A Samwise GamgeeFeb 24th

At first, loneliness was a foreigner to me. The unknown; a language I could not speak. Coming from a large family, I always felt my place. Sure, it was a crazy household, but I had my spot in it. The oldest girl, situated between two older brothers, two younger, and a little sister, I knew […]

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7 Ways To Eat Your PlacentaJan 30th

eating the placenta

I’ve had a girl and I’ve had a boy. I’ve experienced both medicated and unmedicated births. I’ve nursed and I’ve formula-fed. Yes, I daresay there are few things  left to be enlightened about in the realm of child birthing. However, there is one thing I have yet to do. I’ve never eaten my own placenta. […]

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The Third WheelJan 27th

When people ask me about my kids, I tell them I have a girl and a boy. “Oh, perfect! One of each!” They always look a little alarmed when I tell them I’m expecting another. Why would I need another? I have my girl, and I have my boy. I just shrug and tell them […]

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Men BreastfeedingJan 22nd

man breastfeeding

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Men breastfeeding…What if men could breastfeed? Hold on, any freaks who got here googling “Men Breastfeeding” in hopes of finding some perverted venue for *cough* men to have a go at nursing, well, buzz off. Yes, I’ve seen your creepy Craigslist ads. Your “primal” desire to get back to the […]

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Things Grandmas SayJan 14th

things grandmas say

I know that the time for holiday recap is over and done with, but if you’re like me you’re still recovering from the excess of food, festivities, and family. Don’t get me wrong–we had a lovely time with family. I’m incredibly fortunate to have a mother-in-law who is my friend, rather than foe. As in, […]

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My Mom, My HeroDec 13th

Tenacity. When I think about a tenacious women I instantly think of my mom. I know without a doubt she would have made it as a pioneer woman. Not THE Pioneer Woman, although my mom is a Ree Drummond in her own right. But what I mean to say is that she has the tenacity […]

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Let’s Fund An International AdoptionDec 12th

So today is a fun day for me. Actually it’s an exciting day for me! I get to help one of my oldest and dearest friends fund the adoption of her next child. How cool is that? I’m excited to be a part of an international adoption. And by default, you get to be involved […]

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I left my heart in a Dodge DurangoDec 10th

Review: You guys, I left my heart in a Dodge Durango. It probably slipped into one of those nifty cup-holders, or maybe the sleek middle console. I don’t know. The point is I found a dream car. I’m not a car person. Never have been. I remember back in high school my friends would get […]

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More is betterDec 09th

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cottonelle. I don’t know how you do things in your house, but in this one I sort of fly by the seat of my pants half the time. The other half of the time I’m super organized and put-together. Ok, that’s not true. I’d […]

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Christmas Eve TraditionsDec 05th

There’s something about the end of a year, and the beginning of a new one that makes me all ambitious and plan-happy. I begin to feel the restlessness in November–anticipation for the holidays, and an urgency to “figure out” the new year. All through Christmas I try to dwell on THIS year. Right NOW. But […]

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