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In Defense of Dependence

In Defense of Dependence

“Don’t touch me!” She screams over and over and over until it melts somehow into a plea for me. “Mommy mommy mommy mommy. I want you.” I pull her into my lap and cradle her to my heart. “I’ve got you. I promise. It’s hard for you right now but it’s OK. I’m here. I […]

I shop to distract myself.

I shop to distract myself.

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I actually do. Shopping for me is an outlet. A vacation, a drug, a high, a blissful moment of freedom. One problem… With 1 part time income and 1 unemployment check, shopping is not an option these days. I am noticing all my OCD tendencies are much more amped up since my husband lost his […]

Harper.

Harper.

My sweet girl came into the world on Father’s Day. Her birth was what I would consider a breeze in comparison to my first. I was feeling super confident in my abilities as a mom to a newborn at that point. That was foolish on my part, wasn’t it? What did I know about having […]

Mama Got Her Boobs Back

Mama Got Her Boobs Back

If you are family, stop reading immediately. Like, seriously. You might get grossed out. I don’t just say the word vagina, I talk about my boobs, and unless you want that image in your head, go read about Atticus or something cute about puppies here. Now that that is out of the way, let’s get […]

Winter Activities for All Budgets (And Tired Moms)

Winter Activities for All Budgets (And Tired Moms)

Since recently going from a full-time working mommy in the southern California desert to a stay at home mom in central Ohio, I’ve gotten a crash course in cabin fever. As much as I love my child, picking up blocks for the 47th time in an hour gets old fast. Kayla’s post really struck home […]

12 Steps to Driving Yourself Insane

12 Steps to Driving Yourself Insane

Sometimes I think I’m becoming a whole new breed of crazy. Sound like fun? Here’s how you can do it too! 1) First, marry a super talented tattoo artist who has dreams of owning his own tattoo shop. Move across the country away from your family. Build your own little family of 3 daughters and […]

What do you do with toddlers?

What do you do with toddlers?

    So my current dilemma in life is “What do I do with my toddler?”(among other dilemmas, obviously) We had to take Karate Kid out of school after my husband lost his job in early December, so his socialization has been decreased drastically. He is an only child 3/4’s of the year so having […]

Madden.

Madden.

Madden Matthew was born on July 8, 2009. He was 8 pounds 4 ounces of pure perfection, I tell you. From the moment I found out I was pregnant, I KNEW that I was going to have a boy. And now, here he was. We had picked out his name before we even got the […]

Resolution, Smez-olution…. Yea I make words up!

Resolution, Smez-olution…. Yea I make words up!

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I never make resolutions. Why? Because I know myself and I know I will NEVER follow through. So this year I have decided not to make resolutions but improvements. So here goes: 1. Get back into my spiritual relationship. I don’t label myself anything, but I do believe in GOD and I do believe in […]