The struggle to take back me (and my word for 2015)

January 4, 2015
Embrace where you are - 2015

Over the past week, I thought I was just going to scrap my word/phrase of the year. I’ve been irritated and not my best self for the last month or so and figured why push myself on the feeling better, being better front. We all want that, but sometimes we just need to BE in …

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My favorite posts from 2014

December 31, 2014
Best of 2014

Every year I get to December and wonder if I’ve written anything of value. I don’t know if it’s the craziness of the season, but I do it every year. Then I read back through my blog entries from the year and inevitably find a few that make me go “Oh yeah, I’m so glad I …

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A letter to my firstborn on his sixth birthday

December 15, 2014
Aidan for blog

Today I am the mother of a six year old. I have no idea how this happened. It often seems like just yesterday  I was holding you in my arms for the very first time. They say “the days are long but the years are short” and that is never more true than when you look …

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Some days “good” is all I’ve got

December 12, 2014
sometimes i fail

Life has peaks and valleys; it ebbs and flows. But most of the time, we are standing in the middle of the road. But the middle isn’t talked about. It’s not celebrated. We are always pushing for more – to do more, be more. Satisfactory isn’t allowed. We must excel at all times. We aren’t allowed to even be …

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Reality bites and other words of wisdom

November 12, 2014
THIS...this is way better than dealing with feline medical issues.

Dudes. Seriously? I just got back from an AH-mazing weekend. We’re talking wine, good food, coffee, cuddlling, cold weather and a little adventure. It was BEYOND needed. We got home late Sunday afternoon. The kiddos rushed into our arms and we had a big ol’ family snuggle fest. Again, totally amazing. Then Monday happened. What the deuce? It’s like reality decided …

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Moms can be scared of the dark too

October 28, 2014
Sometimes the dark is scary

Last night I heard a big bump upstairs in Mr. A’s room. It was about 11:30 and I sat straight up. Something was off. My mom alarm was going off incessantly. I couldn’t figure out what was happening. It was eerily quiet. I laid back down, thinking I must have been dreaming, but then I heard it …

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