“Mommy, can I get a dog?”

March 30, 2015 0 Comments
“Mommy, can I get a dog?”

“Mommy, can I get a dog?” Blank stare. “Mommy, can I please get a dog?” At this point, my daughter had puppy dog eyes herself. I knew there was an obstacle….and that was my husband.  His argument is spot-on. “We’re busy…you won’t take care of a dog…there’s a new baby coming…house training a dog is […]

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The “mean girls” are getting younger

March 24, 2015 0 Comments

“Mommy, I need to talk to you about something.” This is how I started my morning over the breakfast table today. We all know that when a child “needs to tell us something,” it could be big. Or bad. Or both. “Well, yesterday at school, “Susie” [names are changed] was kind of mean to me.” […]

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Baby weight-gate

March 19, 2015 0 Comments
Baby weight-gate

“How long do you think it will take you to lose the baby weight?” Well, let me put down my Whopper and think about it.  I was asked that recently…and I know it wasn’t in a malicious way. It was all out of curiosity.  But it had me thinking about how much UNNECESSARY stress we […]

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Pregnant Mom guilt?

March 9, 2015 0 Comments

I ran into a woman the other day who is expecting her first child right around the same time I am due with #3.  I asked her how she was feeling and she responded, “Oh, everything is great.” But there was something with her “great” response. It seemed a little off. So I asked, “really?” […]

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THIS is why…

February 24, 2015 0 Comments

I received an email that I wanted to share. The young woman gave me her permission to share this…I promised to block out her name and school. “I am in 8th grade at ____ in cedar falls. My mom has followed your facebook page for a long time now. At dinner one night, she told […]

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Nope. Not a fan of Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2015 0 Comments

Ahh Valentine’s Day. I’m not a fan of the day. At all. In fact, I joke with people that my husband married me because on our first date I told him, “Please don’t get me anything on Valentine’s Day because I think it’s dumb.”  He was secretly rejoicing that he no longer had to pay for […]

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No explanation necessary…

February 6, 2015 0 Comments

I’ve noticed I’ve been doing something the past few days…something that I feel like women do way too often. I’m apologizing or explaining why I have a full-time job.  A man asked me why I put my “fancy career before my children.” That is not at all the case…but I feel like that is the […]

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“Maybe you should invest in some cookbooks.”

February 5, 2015 0 Comments

You never know what kind of comments you will read on social media.  Just yesterday I posted on FB about the lack of customer service at a restaurant and then I saw one man’s comment. When I read it, I rolled my eyes so hard in the back of my head, I’m pretty sure I […]

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“You’re considered Advanced Maternal Age”

January 27, 2015 1 Comment

I am considered to be “Advanced Maternal Age.” When I jokingly shared that at the dinner table one night, my daughter asked what that meant. My husband, who thinks he’s a comedian, quickly replied: “It means Mommy is old.”  Giana then said, “Well don’t worry…there was a really old lady in the Bible who was […]

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When I “found out.”

January 26, 2015 1 Comment

It was December 8, 2014. To be quite honest, I wanted to crawl in my bed and stay under the covers all day. It was the year-anniversary of my grandmother’s death.  Every time I thought about what happened “last year,” I started to cry.  I miss my Gramma Grace terribly. I had a doctor’s appointment […]

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