The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

If you listen carefully, you can hear me singing: it’s the moooost wonderful tiiiiime of the yeeeeear!! BACK TO SCHOOL! August 29th marks the end of my first summer with two kids. We have done a lot of fun stuff- time at the pool, on the boat, playing outside, riding bikes and scooters, cookouts, parties, backyard fires, staying up late. AND this summer we got central AC installed, so I hate the heat so much less now! I am a…

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

I have always considered myself to be at least kind of smart. School came pretty naturally to me, and I genuinely enjoyed it. After law school, I worked pretty hard in private practice and then as a prosecutor. I was pretty sad to leave the prosecutor’s office when I had Reid back in 2013- the job was so interesting, I felt like I was getting pretty decent at it, and I loved doing something positive as an attorney. But, there…

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Swolemates: A Love Story

Swolemates: A Love Story

This fancy lady has a birthday today!  To say she is a friend, a best friend, is an understatement. Renee is my better half, my conscience, my biggest cheerleader, my swolemate. Renee and I met through Crossfit, but before I actually started going. Kirk came home one day – I was pregnant with Reid at the time – and told me that he “thinks this chick at Crossfit is pregnant because she keeps asking questions about you.” Long story short,…

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Temporary Solo Parenting

Temporary Solo Parenting

I meant to write this last week, when Kirk was actually traveling. Unfortunately, being the only parent around means everything falls on me, so there’s little time to do anything other than keep everyone alive. I’m sitting here trying to remember what exactly we did for those 6 days that Kirk was in Europe, but I’m totally drawing a blank. I think I just blacked out until he came home. Several people asked me where he was, and whether this…

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Greetings from Cloud 9

Greetings from Cloud 9

So, I don’t want to beat a dead horse. Everyone has been talking about how hot it’s been the past few days. But…it’s hot. Like, seriously hot. I have been sweating non-stop for 72 hours. We have no air conditioning in the house, and it also broke in my car. Luckily we have access to a pool, so that’s where we lived this weekend. Yesterday we took the boat out with some friends, and despite the child:adult ratio being a…

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My People

My People

I have never been someone who has a huge group of close friends. I do have quite a few friends, but not many know me in great detail. I keep in touch with a couple people from high school, a few college friends, and a few law school friends. But it wasn’t until after Reid was born that I found My People. When Reid was 8 months old, we started taking Little Gym classes together. The class we signed up for…

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Yin and Yang

Yin and Yang

I think one of the most unexpected parts about being a mother is that my kids are not tiny clones of me. I’m not talking about looks – although Sydney does look like me, and Reid is Kirk’s twin. I’m referring to personality. Syd is a bit too young to really know her personality, although so far she’s pretty chill and content most of the time. Reid and I are similar in some ways, like we both have laser focus when…

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Dear Reid

Dear Reid

You are four! I remember talking about your 4th birthday in the hospital with your dad, because we knew that’s the day your birthday would fall on the Kentucky Derby. We had visions of a Derby-themed birthday party for you with cute little 4-year-old jockeys running around. We failed to realize that you, of course, would have your own 4-year-old ideas about your party. So no Derby birthday for you, but you are so excited to play at the Little…

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Maniac

Maniac

I keep seeing these inspirational quotes that say things like “you are enough” and “if Britney can make it through 2007, you can make it though today.” Admittedly, the last one makes me laugh. But to be honest, there are so many days when I feel like I am NOT enough and I may not survive to see dinner. Some people get this feeling especially during the holidays, with all the gift-buying, tradition-making, and party-going. I get this feeling in…

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The Milk Bar

The Milk Bar

Spring break was last week, and while we had a great time doing some fun stuff around town, staying in pajamas until mid-morning, and playing with friends, I was pretty excited to get back to our regularly scheduled programming yesterday. Reid does pretty well with a schedule, and it’s no shocker that my super controlling, type A personality does as well. Sunday night I fell asleep with a smile on my face, dreaming of a quiet morning on Monday while…

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