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Mom Hair

The other day I posted a picture of my feet strapped into a pair of new Target sandals. These cute little gladiator spin-offs with a wraparound ankle strap were the first non-athletic shoe purchase I’ve made post-partum. And by post-partum I mean I’m already one whole year into motherhood the second time around (is that…

A Thank You to My Second Born

Something special happened for me when you were born dear second child. When you were freshly plucked from my insides like a juicy little strawberry and held into the air for me to see, I exhaled all the worry I’d carried with me before that moment. And from then on being a mom has been…

The Hardest Part

It was a typical end of the week afternoon in my backyard when I realized what I dislike most about being a mom. My single best friend had stopped by for a visit. She was attempting to entertain my kids while I grilled dinner, me cursing myself for not bringing home a Costco rotisserie chicken…

Ahhhhh, freak out!

I have been crying on and off for the last hour. This is kind of funny because earlier today I planned to write about what an amazing weekend I had, how renewed and rejuvenated I felt, and how I finally felt a small burst of that second trimester energy. I was going to write about…

You Can’t Take It With You – Part 1

Death. I don’t have much experience with it. Until this last Christmas Eve, I’ve only see it twice in my family. The first was when my Uncle Gary died. He passed in a hospital bed with my aunt and cousins at his side. I loved Uncle Gary. Very much. And I was proud to see…