31 Days of Real Life

31 Days of Real Life [10/11/16]

Because sometimes you just need ice cream with hot fudge. I started Weight Watchers this summer and did well for a couple months, but then frequent traveling in August and September got me out of the groove. Since October is such a hard month, I decided to take the month off. It hasn’t been easy….

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31 Days of Real Life [10/10/16]

She wandered around the house this morning with her brother’s duplos in her Cookie Monster pjs, with her crazy hair and drippy, runny nose. Keith got those pjs for Caleb for his second birthday. Keith wore Cookie Monster pjs around the hospital when Caleb was born and it became a tradition to wear their pjs together every…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/9/16]

Before I get serious, can we just talk about my love of LuLaRoe? I seriously wear at least one piece a day. I’ve always required my wardrobe to consist of clothes that are soft and comfortable but look nice and put together. LuLaRoe hits the nail on the head. So today I wore my LLR leggings…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/8/16]

My mom adopted this sweet little guy today, so I couldn’t resist the chance to take his photo. At the adoption event this morning, I worked so hard not to look at any dogs so that I wouldn’t fall in love. I have a strict “no dog without a husband” rule, so we will just…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/7/16]

I’ve always wanted a label maker. Like really wanted a label maker. So today I bought one. And I let myself get the fancy, QWERTY style one, too. I spent most of this afternoon labeling things. It brings me no lack of joy to have things organized, especially the toys. When we first moved to Connecticut,…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/6/16]

On Thursdays, I’m off duty. An incredible young woman comes and plays with my kids and feeds them. The kids love Thursday nights with Katie. I love them, too. Sometimes I go do something. Often, I get takeout and hide in my office, watching movies, writing, or avoiding all general adult responsibilities. I’m feeling a…

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31 Days of Real Life 10/5/16

I always said my kids would never have TVs in the car and our house would be kid-tablet free. But since I’ve been a single parent, I’ve discovered the beauty of letting entertainment distract the kids for awhile. I got Caleb a kid’s Amazon Fire tablet to use on Wednesday nights when our community group…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/4/16]

We went to The Shack for breakfast this morning. It’s this awesome diner in town that makes the best ever hash browns. My dad and I would meet there for breakfast when I was home on break from college. Keith and I would meet friends there whenever we were all in town visiting. It’s one…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/3/16]

We went apple picking with friends today after preschool drop off. Just the moms and the little kids. I didn’t want to go at first. I’m tired. The house needs cleaning. There are a million things I should be doing other than dragging a toddler through an orchard. I was afraid she would be eating…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/2/16]

These two. I say it often, but it bears repeating: they make my heart sing. I’m so glad to be their mama. I always knew I wanted to be a mom. I love being a mom. I thrive on getting to be the one to love them and encourage their growth mentally, emotionally, physically, and…

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