SAHM

This past week marks one year since I stepped away from my position at school to work for two guys who, at the time, were slightly bald, demanded grueling work hours, napped during the work day, drank their lunch, and threw the occasional tantrum (where do I file a complaint for those working conditions?). Aka:…

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“Dad!”

I could not let Father’s Day pass by without acknowledging the man who fathered the children who inspired this whole blog, aka my best guy. Ryan is kindhearted, has a work ethic that is second to none, will give you the shirt off his back, and truly lives to make me and the boys happy.…

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No Jokes About Dad

When I texted my mom to recap her life lessons for my Mother’s Day post, my dad thought it would be hilarious to pass along a few of his tried and trues (he was texting from my mom’s phone and thought I wouldn’t notice. What kind of fool does he take me for?!). So, I…

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Maybe I’m a Selfish Mom

I prefer structure, crave consistency, and thrive on schedules. This is not new information, and I definitely don’t keep this a secret. So, is Jack and Nick’s daily routine for them, or for me? Maybe it’s a little of both; a win-win for both parties. I like a full night’s worth of uninterrupted sleep. A…

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Expect the Unexpected

For the over-thinkers and planners of the world, there’s something very comforting about the phrase: what to expect when you’re expecting. I mean, there’s even a whole book with the same title. With my personality, you’d expect that I read that book cover to cover. I really have no idea why I didn’t, it’s not…

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Traveling with Toddlers

The weather is warming up, COVID restrictions are lifting, and people are itching to get outta dodge. Despite the majority of their young lives under the shadow of the pandemic cloud, Jack and Nick are surprisingly well traveled in both flying and road trips (two totally different modalities of travel and experiences with the boys.…

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Division of Labor

Ryan does not have a 9-5pm job. He works days, nights, weekends, holidays, and everything in between. And some weeks, he can work a combination of both days and nights. The only part of his schedule I can count on is that he’s at work. I am not new to this rodeo. Growing up, my…

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You’ll Thank Me Later

A few years back, I met a good friend for lunch. An outing like this required very little effort back in the day. I didn’t need to coordinate with Ryan’s schedule, potentially call a babysitter, pack a variety of individually wrapped snacks (the boys find it preposterous to share a snack, what are we rationing?!),…

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Mother Knows Best

What better day to honor my mom and share the life lessons she taught me and my sister than Mother’s Day. Some have been passed down through generations, while others are Patty’s originals. Nevertheless, all are ones to live by. Everything happens for a reason. Literally everything. You may not know the reason yet, but…

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