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motherhood confessions

July 29, 2013

I have made a lot of decisions as a mother just to make life easier on us as a family. As long as everyone’s safety is taken care of, pretty much anything else is flexible. Especially now that I’m expecting again, things have taken an even greater turn for the laid-back, usually in favor of a little more rest or sleep. I know I can’t be alone in this, so let me tell you about it. Here’s a blurry picture of me in my post-work laziness, and Meredith copying me. Not pictured is her lack of pants or diaper. Can’t keep clothes on that girl. >Meredith doesn’t like bedtime and it’s hard to get her to wind down, so for…
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life updates and rambling thoughts

July 1, 2013

Remember how I used to blog? Those were good days. I used to have hobbies. And energy. I wrote posts like this one and felt like I had it all together. I made goals and achieved them. Well all of that has gone away for the moment. The month of June has been one big blur because on May 31 we found out that I’m pregnant. And now I don’t even know where to start explaining all of the thoughts and feelings I have about it. Even saying anything about it at all makes me feel guilty because I know it’s such a sensitive subject for some people, having recently been one of them myself. But I just feel the…
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june goals

May 31, 2013

So this month might not be very fun. It’s time to make some changes though. I need to eat healthier and my main area of weakness is sweets so I’m starting there. Until now I’ve been having multiple desserts a day. I want to cut back to two a week to try to get rid of the cravings. I also figure that if I get a good water bottle and have it always with me I’ll drink more, which I want to do anyway, and it will also help keep me from snacking. The exercise thing needs to happen but I’m not sure how. My ideas right now are to do yoga 2-3 times a week in the morning before…
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may goals update

May 30, 2013

Lay out quilt, then stack and label rows. Done! It was so much fun to see it laid out. And my sewing machine is working, so now comes the exciting part. Complete fifteen CEU’s. Easy. I tried the awesome website we have at work for free ones and I knocked them out in a day. Figure out Google Calendar. A long time ago I tried to start using Google Calendar but I did it in a really complicated way and it didn’t work for me. So I went back and wiped everything clean, then simplified. The thing I’m most excited about is I figured out how to sync it to iCal on my phone. Super useful. I also started using…
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what’s on your… (with a bonus vlog)

May 27, 2013

I saw this fun little list of questions on Ali Edwards’ blog and thought I’d play along. Then because it was a holiday I decided to record a video with my answers as well. Enjoy! Vanity: jewelry box, family picture, framed cross stitch, cork board with magazine clippings of outfit inspiration Perennial to-do list: chores, Project Life, random crafts & house updates Refrigerator shelves: lots of leftovers (yay!) Itinerary: blueberry picking with my mom Fantasy itinerary: Italy, Hawaii, California coast Playlist: listening to Delirium by Lauren Oliver Nightstand: a vase with branches in it, a pretty box with pens and chapstick, lamp Workout plan: try to do yoga ever iPhone: things, twitter, instagram, feedly, podcasts, candy crush, pictapgo, goodreads, peekaboo barn Top 5 list: still don’t understand this question Bucket list: be conversational…
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