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.

Change is ExhaustingAug 27th

You guys. I am SO not ready to be doing real life stuff yet. If I could, I would sit in my recliner (my spot), in my pajamas, all day long. I would nurse Tenny, hold him, and just wait for him to poop. Because that’s pretty much what he does all day long. Also […]

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Our Angry CatAug 25th

**I love my cat, but she’s kind of been a stinker since we brought a baby home. That’s why I was thrilled at the opportunity to try out Fancy Feast® Broths as a part of this sponsored post program. So I finally finished my birth story and I promised to get back into blogging. You know–back […]

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The Birth Story: Part 3Aug 21st

You guys! I am so sorry for the ridiculous delay in posting the third and final part of my birth story. Lets blame it on exhaustion, recovering from surgery, and an adorable distraction that makes me just want to snuggle all day long. Oh, and school started, so there’s that too. Anyways. Here is the […]

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The Birth Story: Part TwoAug 13th

So…are you ready for the rest of the story? Let’s see…I think I left off with the bliss of feeling the epidural kick in, right? Right. I had an epidural for my first baby. I had no idea what real labor was with her, so I cannot say that I fully appreciated the majesty of […]

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The Birth Story: Part OneAug 10th

Hi guys. I had a baby two weeks ago. An amazing, sweet, delicious baby boy. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll see for yourself that he is just the absolute, most perfect newborn ever. I had things planned ahead. Like, I would blog my birth story, and throw up some funny labor/delivery posts. Maybe even […]

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How to Simplify Beach TripsAug 01st

It’s summer, you want to go to the beach with your kids, but you know it’s a hassle. Today I’d love to share some of the things I’ve learned that really help simplify our beach trips. We go weekly, and I like to think I have it down to a science. 1.) Antibacterial wipes.   […]

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Sorry I’m Still PregnantJul 21st

Guys, I’m getting into that late pregnancy funk. The kind where all you can think about is getting the baby out and nothing else matters. Every twinge, every spasm makes me pull out my phone and check the clock. So annoying, because there are lots of twinges and spasms. Also, I feel as if I’m […]

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Nursery Sneak Peek!Jul 14th

  This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Playtex, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #RefreshYourNursery  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Today I’d like to share some of the fruits of my nesting labor. No, no real labor going on over here. I haven’t peed my pants again, […]

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When Going Camping Makes You Want A DivorceJul 10th

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wyndham Vacation Rentals. When you grow up in a household with six children you end up with a decent assortment of stories to tell. For instance, I could tell you about the time my younger brother’s finger fell off and my mom had to hold it […]

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Raising Compassionate KidsJul 08th

A few months back, I had one of those “aha” moments with God where a concept suddenly became real and imperative for me to understand. I don’t have these moments that often. I’d like to blame pregnancy, but the truth is I often am not quiet enough to hear myself think, let alone let God […]

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Five Fun Reads for Your WeekendJul 03rd

Well, the infamous 4th is almost upon us. I should be excited for the food. I should be excited for all the drunk-people watching. And I should be excited for the fireworks. Instead, I really just want to either go into labor (first choice) or settle in with a pint of Ben and Jerry’s and […]

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My Extraordinary KidJun 30th

I took my five-year-old daughter into Claire’s the other day. It was her first time. If you don’t know what Claire’s is, it’s basically accessory heaven for girly-girls. I remember discovering it when I was about twelve years-0ld and life was never the same after. I knew Coco would be impressed, but I had no […]

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Did My Water Break, Or Did I Pee?Jun 27th

While I might be in the last stretch of my third pregnancy, I’ve decided I’m still a total nube. Pregnancy is just NOT one of those things that gets better or easier with practice. I’ve gone into labor and delivery twice already. Once for suspicious bleeding that turned out to be the result of a […]

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17 Things You Have To Do To Be A Good LeaderJun 25th

This past weekend I had the privilege of going with my church on a women’s retreat. It was unlike any women’s retreat I’ve ever attended. I knew it would be good, and that’s why I dragged my large, extremely-pregnant-self up to the mountains for three days. On the way up the mountain, my feet crossed […]

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Beach Day With Taste of NatureJun 20th

Living near the beach has many perks. But my favorite one, besides the weather, is that people want to come and visit us. We also live close to a major airport and this too brings folks our way. Nevertheless, the beach remains a natural source of attraction and this summer we plan to manipulate the heck out […]

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Nesting: the third time aroundJun 17th

Well, I’m nearing the end of my pregnancy. Almost five weeks left, and guess what? I’m not ready for this baby. I mean, I’m totally ready to meet and hold my little dude. And I’m definitely ready to be done being pregnant. However, the other day I realized just how unprepared I am to have […]

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Why Kids Need PoetryJun 16th

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I make it no secret that I’m a straight-up English nerd. Reading is near and dear to my heart. And yes, in case you’ve wondered about my children’s “weird” names–Cosette and Chaucer, it’s because I adore literature. I first discovered I liked poetry when I was in 6th grade. I was at my mom’s friend’s […]

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The Dad Who Keeps Me LaughingJun 13th

For the last twelve years, the guy I married has kept me laughing. I met him in high school, and it was his sense of humor that first attracted me. I think I was laughing with (and at) him long before I was ever really interested in a romantic sense. We had several classes together, […]

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Let’s Talk About Mom JeansJun 12th

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Today I want to talk about a fashion trend that is popping up like the measles in Los Angeles. And if its happening here, that means it will happen everywhere else, given enough time. The Mom Jeans Trend. I live in the city of beautiful people. Like, scary beautiful people. Lots of youth and talent […]

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