A Hectic Week and a Time Out

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The stars aligned, and I have the house to myself this morning. Well, I should correct myself. The dog and I have the house to ourselves. But she’s a napping sort of dog, the perfect companion for a napping sort of person. At any rate, when my husband told me that he and his dad […]

Overwhelmed

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It’s nearly 2am. I’m pacing around my house, probably embedding a path through the living room, around the kitchen island and back again. I have a baby secured to my chest with a $50 piece of cloth that took me a good hour to tie correctly the first time I tried. This baby will not […]

Jack Michael is Here!

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Jack joined our family 22 days ago on July 4th at 4:06pm weighing 7lbs 15oz. He was 21 inches long. The last few weeks have been a blur of nursing, changing diapers, and trying to rest when I can without neglecting my 5 year old daughter. The newborn stage is rough, but we are getting […]

How Hawaii Changed My Life

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On two occasions in April, I woke up in the 4:00am hour.  Willingly.  The first was on April 9th in order to catch a flight to Hawaii.  The second was just a couple days later in order to go on a photography tour.  The sunrise photograph above was shot sometime around 6:20-something in the morning.  For a person […]

Monday Motivation: The Secret to Happiness

Source: bodyhack.com via Heather on Pinterest My husband and I watch a lot of reality TV, particularly shows like Intervention and Teen Mom (yep, he watches Teen Mom willingly). A lot of the stories get me on my soapbox, and I start ranting. If I happen to keep quiet, my husband asks, “What does Heather-psychology […]

Monday Motivation: Finding the Positive Amongst the Negative

Whew, what a day! Sorry this post is so late. Source: hotmessprincess.com via Heather on Pinterest   I love this! A friend of mine pinned this on Pinterest. I ended up going to the blog it came from – Hot Mess Princess – and I LOVE this lady. I’m diggin’ her blog about her weight […]

A Missed Race and a Medal

After all that talk and all that work getting myself pumped up, I ended up missing today’s race. However, mom-life trumps all other aspects of life, and my baby girl had a gymnastics thing today. I totally messed up and thought the race was in the morning, but they didn’t start the 5K until 1:00. […]

Beautiful Things

I ran on Monday.  I watched my daughter do a really great pliet squat in ballet class last Saturday.  She was so excited that she finally got her feet to cooperate. I’m slowly learning to use food as a means of nourishment, paying close attention to how foods affect my level of sleepiness.  It is […]