• Family,  Motherhood,  Parenting,  Reflection

    Have Child – Be Humbled

    It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels. -Saint Augustine So I am convinced I have one of the loudest little people in all existence. For being so tiny she sure has a set of lungs… and no shortage of attitude. A couple of weekends ago we (rather unexpectedly) bought a car – hello new mom car! If you have ever purchased a car, particularly from a dealership, you know it is NOT a short venture. G was great! By “great” I mean in the typical active kid sense – like not sitting in your lap nicely flipping through a book, eating…

  • Family,  Work

    Work/Life Balance as a Work at Home Mom

    Working from home means you kind of never stop working. Working from home while being a full time stay at home mom means you REALLY never stop working. You just attempt to fit in all the different tasks throughout each day while trying to keep another human being alive. {insert image of a frazzled half dressed woman, balancing kids with boogers and food, computers with 100's of unread emails, phones beeping and ringing off the hook, a disastrously messy house that looks like a war zone crossed with a ransacked toy store, etc...}

  • Family,  Lifestyle,  Marriage,  Reflection

    What Defines You?

    This post started out as sort of a depressing thought I was having at the end of my husbands long work weekend. For those of who who don’t know my hubby is a LEO. And for those of you who may live under rocks, they, like doctors, firefighters, nurses, etc. work ridiculously stupid long hours.

  • Babies,  Family,  Motherhood

    Pregnancy Announcement

    One of the best things about having an oversized family is that no matter if its pizza on a Tuesday night, a bonfire on Friday, or Thanksgiving with the crew, any time spent together is always bound to be slightly chaotic but always a good time. The other awesome thing, is when you have any big announcement to make you instantly have a party! We decided to break the news of nugget #2 to my family on Thanksgiving. We were taking family pictures, as we attempt to do every year, and we thought it would be fun to tell everyone during pictures! I had quickly made a sign and the…

  • Family,  Motherhood,  Parenting

    Fishing for Chickens

    Yesterday I had the luxury of getting my hair done… in an actual salon… and not leaning over the sink of your hairdresser friend (no offense ladies, you know we love you to the moon and back, but there is something special and luxurious about actually getting to GO to a salon… Even the word salon sounds so much more fancier and forbidden after you have a kid. Kidding, kidding, it’s not THAT bad. Some priorities just shift post-kiddo.

  • Babies,  Family,  Motherhood,  Parenting

    Where is my Sweet Baby?! Surviving Teething

    WHAT happened to my sweet and happy baby!? I feel like someone has abducted my happy go-lucky little girl.  I certainly did not sign up for this program! Ah, enter the era of teething. Boy is it interesting. G (7mo) had been seriously drooling for the past month or so, and I was expecting it to get worse, but wow, i’d be lying if I didn’t say these past few days have been challenging! I know she is miserable, which makes me miserable, which makes my husband miserable, which makes our whole house one big fat miserable hot mess!