I don’t like getting family pictures taken, but I like RECEIVING the photos from the photographer once she somehow does her magic and makes us look like a f*ing Instagram family who has their shit together.
This afternoon while I was on a lunch break run around the lake near my house, I had some time to reflect on some personal things that have been going on over the past few weeks. I was out enjoying the beautiful 80 degree day with just enough clouds in the sky and wind at… Continue reading It’s Not Easy For Anyone
The last YEAR has just flown by! Adding a fifth child to the family has been pretty smooth, but busy! That’s why I’m just finally getting a chance to write down Croix’s birth story. As I mentioned in a previous blog post, adding a fifth kid to the family brings out all of the crazy… Continue reading Croix’s Birth Story
I was lucky enough to begin my role as “potty trainer” with two girls. The ease of potty training them definitely skewed my view on what potty training means from a universal sense. It was quick, easy, and clean. They pretty much figured it out on their own, and decided when they were ready to… Continue reading Potty Training Boys is NOT Easy
I realized that I haven’t been really great this time around talking much about what’s been going on with Baby #5. Let me tell you, being pregnant while you are taking care of four other little humans can make life really interesting. I’ll give you a little insight into what this pregnancy has been like… Continue reading Baby #5 Pregnancy Update!
I, along with many other women I (I assume), often feel pulled in so many directions on a daily basis that something needs to give. I work a full time stressful job, have four kids, am pushing 23 week pregnant with baby #5, own my own business, and still have to keep the house in… Continue reading The Importance of Self-Care
I always have such optimism going in to a long Holiday weekend. I have all these amazing plans of everything I’m going to accomplish and how I am going to spend those precious one on one moments home with the kiddos. It’s not often that we get to spend four days in a row where… Continue reading Thanksgiving Weekend By The Numbers
It’s mid-November, which means “the Holidays” are in full swing, people are either delighted or pissed off that Christmas music is on the radio, men are hairier than usual, and it’s a good time to think about all the things you are thankful for. In my crazy and imperfect life, I have a lot of… Continue reading The Top 5 Things I Am Thankful For This Year
I am the first person to say that I am not perfect. My blog clearly states that I am happily imperfect! One reason I do not try to be perfect is because it would drive me to the loony bin, as there really is no way to be perfect when you have four kids, a… Continue reading My Imperfect Journey to Safer Products
When I found out I was expecting each of my children, moments of pure happiness starting flooding all of my thoughts. I imagined going to the park with them, dressing them up for Halloween, their faces on Christmas morning…I thought about kissing them goodnight and snuggling in with them on Saturday mornings while I drink… Continue reading The Truth About Motherhood