Lessons

My year may have already been made

January 24, 2014

A few days ago, one of the guys with whom I work at the gym unknowingly handed me what may be the highest compliment a parent can ever receive. It came during a perfectly normal, mid-towel-folding conversation, but it really just made my heart so happy. We were chatting while folding the never-ending mountains of […]

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An anniversary, of sorts

July 31, 2013

1 year ago today, this happened. It’s very hard to describe what all has happened during this past year of me being out of full-time work, because I’ve experienced such a huge range of emotions. Something bigger than I think I’ve ever felt before. I started off scared shitless. We were losing our big salary; […]

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Friday Funk

June 7, 2013

Ok, 2 things today… Last week I got a total “Mama Fails” award. The event I had been fearing and dreading finally happened. Lana fell off the changing dresser. Ugh! I knew this was going to happen since she is now so squirmy and rolly when you put her up there, so I can’t believe […]

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A small miracle occurred last night

February 5, 2013

I have a feeling it is very early in the process to start talking about this, but yesterday was day 1 of weaning Lana from the pacifier. Cold turkey. Go big or go home, kids. I didn’t think we’d have to do this until much later, but she had gotten so dependent on it to […]

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The first time of many, I’m sure

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Yesterday we went to an annual family Christmas party, and it’s always a great time. Ryan has a really big family, so fun always ensues when everyone gets together. And this year was no different. Except for one thing… There were 2 little girls there, one of whom was 6 and the other must have […]

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Sayonara

July 31, 2012

Well, today is the day. My last day as a member of the gainfully employed. Bittersweet? Definitely. I’m beyond sad to be leaving a workplace I loved, but I’m also excited to get to spend time at home with Della. I think these next couple months with just her before the new baby comes will […]

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Friday Funk – Things I Can’t Say edition

March 9, 2012

A few weeks ago, the beautiful Shell of Things I Can’t Say invited me to do a guest post on her blog. I was flattered and thrilled! And I am pleased to announce that today is my day. This is only my 2nd guest post anywhere, ever, so I’m a little nervous. Please excuse my […]

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