Adventures in Bebe(sitting)

Today is the last full day of just Bebe and I hanging out. Ever.

Tomorrow is her very last day of preschool, and Brett has taken vacation days for the rest of the week. After that, the other kids are on summer break, and then in the fall she’ll be going off to school with them, so this is the very last time it will be just the two of us.

It’s bumming me out more than I expected. Continue reading

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Unintentional Over-Scheduling

Contrary to many of my parenting peers, I do not fall into the ‘kids must play sports, participate in structured activities’ category. I grew up practicing gymnastics 25 hours a week during school (40 hours a week in the summer- and yes, you read that right. FORTY) and all I have to show for it is zero friends from high school and completely anemic social skills. I like that my kids can come home from school and do whatever they want all afternoon. The fact I don’t have to rush them from event to event is pretty ok too.  Continue reading

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Mascara Of The Month: Antonym/ Ilia

You get another 2-for-1 mascara post this month, seeing as I never got around to posting in April. It’s easy to blame my usual procrastination for the failure, but to be honest I was a least partially waiting to see if my under eye circles might go away long enough to photograph the results without horrifying everyone. I’d like to blame spring allergies for the return of the puffiness and super dark circles, but given the difference between one Whole30 and off, I’m going to have to admit they are probably more diet related.

Damn. Continue reading

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What I Read 2017- March/April

Behold! The assortment of books I read in March and April: Continue reading

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Mom, Not Interrupted

It’s 4:35pm. Usually by this time I’m so drained that the thought of performing even the most basic tasks (for example, making dinner) seem almost insurmountable. I’ll be cranky and irritable, and basically just counting down the minutes to when everyone goes to bed and I can finally be alone.  Continue reading

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