No NICU Nightmares

The boys are two now. If you haven’t lived with toddlers lately, let me tell you what that’s like. It’s a lot of emotional attempts at independence, rare occasions when our listening ears are actually working, new (and very strong) opinions, and more energy than those five monkeys who jump on the bed. Sounds fun,…

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Monthly Dose of Oxygen

Flight attendants tell you that, in the event things go south, you should put your oxygen mask on before helping others. After our last flight, this got me thinking. Well, my first thought was, wow if you really think about those instructions, that’s really cutthroat and it’s every man for themselves here (see ya at…

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Life As We Know It

Wow, it’s been a while…a while since I had an afternoon during nap time when I could open my laptop in peace and quiet for anything other than paying bills or adding to my Amazon cart. Quite a few things have changed over the past month. Well, more like a month and some change…but who’s…

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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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