Socks for Surgery, Care Packages, Heart Health, Heartiversary
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Socks For Surgery

This time of year always brings me back and I force myself to go back. That may sound bad but for anyone that has been through an extended hospital visit with someone they love, you can relate. You truly never want to go back and you really want to just push the memories away. But every year, I surface it all. It has been so healing to do it and it has been a wonderful time for my son to ask questions and get the …

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Cheers to 36 Years!

There are different times during the year, certain holidays, that make me reflective.  One of those times for sure is my birthday. Tomorrow I will be turning 36, and for some reason this feels like kind of a big one to me.  I often say how I don’t feel like I’m in my mid 30’s. Inside I feel like a 20 something, and maturity wise when I am laughing because someone mentioned balls, and I shouldn’t laugh about something like that, I feel more like …

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Pizza or Gym?

Tonight I made the right choice. Pizza came with friendly faces, laughs, and common working mom companionship. These working moms and I just get each other and that is what I needed today. I knew I needed to redirect some energy. I could have worked it off in the gym and that was the original plan. But I found two friends at the end of a long work week (is it really only Tuesday???) and I knew I needed that companionship more. It is amazing …

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Calendars – Calendars – Calendars

I have calendars for work and calendars for home. Calendars for kids schedules, and school schedules, and sports schedules, and even the dogs schedule. Some days I feel like to am playing Tetris with all the calendars on my screen. Trying to shuffle the day around to make sure I can make it from one set plan to the next event. I know I’m not the only one and I also know as the kids get bigger it will get more intense. I’m ready! I’m …

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Arugula, Jamaica, ooo I wanna take ya…

Full disclosure, I will never and can never be a food blogger.  I am: Too. Damn. Hungry. To take pictures throughout the cooking process.  I do, however, enjoy cooking. If you’ve read any of my other posts that are food related you know that I’m usually cooking/eating late night after J goes to bed. Right now we have the luxury of eating really grown up food and not having to fight a toddler to try it, while also getting time to visit as adults before …

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Family Camping Vacation!

I have been going camping every summer with my family since I was in diapers.  I literally have pictures of the “big girl potty” my mom would bring camping with us while I was potty training as a toddler.  We rough it as much as I would ever want to rough it. We have an old pop-up and a tent with air mattresses. There are sleeping bags and campfires.  We have no television, no air conditioning, and for the most part no electronics because we …

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No regrets

Last week, I begrudgingly went through my mother-in-loves clothes.  It was time; she passed away well over a year ago. We put this off long enough plus Papa gave a deadline (now or never).  I appreciated the push. It was a beautifully painful experience and when all was said and done, it was an honor. I embraced the memories as they flooded back while we sorted through all of Kris’ belongings.  Ironically, this was the same day as my Dad’s anniversary (he passed in 2001). …

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On the Run

I wasn’t able to post last Wednesday. It was my first Wednesday that I missed since we have started our blog and it really hit me hard. My hustle got so real that I just didn’t have the time to add one more thing to it and the blog suffered. I was so hard on myself for missing my day, but in the end, in the grand scheme of things, did it really matter? It really made me think this week about all of the …

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Resilience

Resilience is what keeps me going every morning. I’ve been knocked down. Sometimes it’s something small, sometimes it’s a huge slap in the face, but every single time I use that energy and redirect it to something that can help me move forward. I’ve had college professors tell me to move on to something else because it wasn’t a good fit. Challenge accepted! Graduated with that Computer Science degree and had a job lined up when I walked across the stage. I’ve had people tell …