Did that really happen?

August 27, 2015 0 Comments

“TV News crew involved in shooting.” That headline quickly stopped me from making my daughter’s school lunch. I thought they got caught in a police stand-off with a suspect…or were covering a spike in neighborhood violence and were hit in a drive-by. I figured they were in their live truck at this point and were […]

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She has to eat…NOW.

August 24, 2015 0 Comments
She has to eat…NOW.

Timing. When you are nursing a baby, timing is everything. My entire day is planned around Luciana’s feeding schedule. My thought process is this: “Ok, if I have to be there at 11…I need to start feeding her around 10:15…that way I can be at the appointment until noon and then get home in time […]

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CEO of Chaos

August 19, 2015 1 Comment

CEO of Chaos. It’s my new title. I gave it to myself. When my daughter was born, I slept when she napped…so I always felt “rested.” When my son came along, I was able to sleep when he napped.  Our daughter was in daycare, because we wanted her to be with friends doing art projects, […]

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Tug-of war anyone??

August 11, 2015 1 Comment

Before I start, let me say…everything ended with the most amazing blessing…an absolute miracle…a gift from God. Ok – this labor was the worst physical experience…ever. I went into the hospital at 11am on Thursday…and honestly, I thought I would be holding my new daughter by 5 that afternoon. After all, I was in labor […]

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A letter to my first….

August 3, 2015 2 Comments

Dear Giana, I know you are worried that I will no longer say that “you are my most favorite girl in the whole-wide world.” I do have to admit, you are going to have to share that title with your baby sister.  But there is something that you are — that your little brother and […]

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Is this happening?

July 29, 2015 1 Comment

I know I’m not normally vocal about things…ok, I can’t even write that with a straight face.  “Vocal” might as well be my middle name. The other day I was in line to get some food when I heard this from behind me: “Well damn, I guess there won’t be any more cheeseburgers when we […]

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Mommy guilt…

July 20, 2015 1 Comment

The day we brought Nico home from the hospital, I was sitting on the couch nursing him.  Minutes later, then 3-year-old Giana walked into the family room…pulled down her shorts…and went “potty” on the floor. Number 2. On the family room floor. “Giana, did you just poop on my floor?” “Yep.” With that, the sassy curly-hair […]

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I am HOME.

July 14, 2015 2 Comments

The news business is often a revolving door.  You look for new challenges, cities with brighter skylines or ocean-lined streets, different positions…the list can go on.  You spend the majority of your career living hundreds or even thousands of miles away from everything you have ever known.  It’s a competitive hustle…but you do it because […]

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Role models

July 8, 2015 1 Comment

Ariana Grande, former Disney star and now pop singer is causing a bit of a controversy.  Long story short- there is surveillance video of her inside a donut shop…she licks some donuts that are on display…then proceeds to exclaim, “I hate America.” There is no need to share any thoughts on what she did because […]

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“You’re no fun.”

July 6, 2015 0 Comments

There’s a “mom” blog I follow on a regular basis.  The woman behind it never holds back…she is the epitome of being “raw and real.”  Something I find absolutely refreshing!  She was talking about the things our kids don’t know about their “pre-motherhood mommies.” She could not have been more spot-on. The timing of that […]

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