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I cannot control any of my childrenNov 04th

Running chicken

I last left you with my Halloween predicament. Thanks to my shrewd dispensation of passive aggressive tactics, I was able to steer Coco away from the $100 Disney Descendants costume and had her angling for a Cinderella getup. *Phew!* All it took was a casual perusal of Pinterest where pin after pin showed puffy gowns and shimmering […]

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The Halloween ConundrumOct 20th

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Halloween is only ten days away and I’ve got myself into quite a pickle with my kids costumes. Namely, we don’t have them. My kids typically start talking about what they’re going to be for Halloween the day after Halloween. You read that right. In this house, Halloween trumps Christmas with respect to being the most […]

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How To Not Lose Friends While DietingFeb 09th

Dieting Mistakes

So, hey. I made it through a month of dieting. January was my Crucible. It was rough. But I had a partner–Matt starved alongside me. We’re still on this annoying journey to lose weight and revolutionize our “lifestyle” but I feel like the biggest hump has been managed. The only problem is, I fear we […]

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9 Surprising Facts About Kids And iPadsJan 29th

kids and iPads

So…I got an iPad for Christmas. I requested an “e-reader,” yes, said just like that, because I’m a nerd. I wanted an electronic device whereby I could purchase books (at a discounted rate) and ignore my family while diving into fictitious worlds. Reasonable Christmas wish, right? I even told Matt, “Hey, I don’t want an […]

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The Cold Sore That Almost Ruined EverythingDec 02nd


I’m excited to share with you a post today that’s all about staying confident even when you’re battling a cold sore.  If you suffer from cold sores like I do, you know it isn’t easy to feel confident when you get one.  With the first sign of a cold sore coming on I reach for Abreva® […]

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“Negotiations” from a six-year-oldNov 12th

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So today is Coco’s sixth birthday. Cue the weeping and “time goes too fast” sentiments. I’m pretty stoked at how this little girl is turning out. I don’t mean to brag, but I’m gonna brag. This girl has a lot going for her. I mean, the fact that she was able to bypass the Elsa […]

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My Red StaplerOct 07th


It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. Fortunately, I have a surplus of spam comments telling me what a superb job I’m doing on this ‘website.’ Sometimes spam is nice. Sometimes, it’s nice to have an unknown, foreign body telling you that everything you’re doing is awesome. Even if you know it’s total crap. I take […]

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Just Call Me A CowSep 04th

Its a funny thing. When you’re extremely pregnant all you can think about is what it would be like to feel normal again. The last two months of my pregnancy I felt like a cow. A cow with heartburn. My belly was huge. My boobs were huge–and leaking–and I fought the urge to moo (and/or […]

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

pregnancy jobs

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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Nesting: the third time aroundJun 17th

Nesting pin

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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The Dad Who Keeps Me LaughingJun 13th

Dad who keeps me laughing

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

mom jeans

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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Why Pregnant Ladies Should Go To The BeachJun 09th

pregnant at the beach

I’m pretty much over this whole being pregnant gig. My body has reached what I believe are its limits in weight, girth, and hormone capacity. I’d like to have it back to myself now, thank you very much. And yet, I must press on. Onward and outward until my baby boy is ready to pop […]

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Shopping For Nursing BrasMay 27th

nursing bra

If you read yesterday’s post you’ll know that some horrible flu has come upon my household. It is with great sadness that I report that I, too, have fallen victim to its evil ways. FORTUNATELY, my kids don’t have it. Yet. My blessed mother-in-law has had them for two days now so that Matt and […]

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Wedding Vows for Real LifeMay 27th

wedding vows

My little sister got married this weekend. The day was hot, the bride was beautiful, and I managed to pull off my pregnant-bridesmaid dress. My husband was gone all last week, so I’ve been looking forward to THIS week for awhile. After an exhausting weekend of weddingness, I was glad to come home and let […]

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Things I Say At The Dinner TableApr 29th

at the dinner table

We don’t have a traditional sit-down dinner every night. Several nights a week, my husband comes home well after dinner time and those nights usually consist of cold cereal or sandwiches for dinner. Other nights we collaborate with my in-laws and I usually skate by without having to do any work. My favorite phrases I […]

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The Top Seven Things About Being PregnantApr 25th

PicMonkey Collage

Lately I’ve found myself constantly complaining about the ailments of pregnancy. I feel so fat! My tailbone is stabbing me! I’m sick of my bladder. So I have to be hungry all the time AND have heartburn?! I could go on, but the purpose of this post is to stop the whining for a sec […]

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