The last week and a half of August symbolizes many things to many people. It symbolizes the end of care free summers, the start of school, and if you live in Minnesota and the surrounding areas, it means cheese curds, deep fried snickers bars, turkey legs, and anything you can think of eaten off a… Continue reading The Great Minnesota Get Together…and Puke
Some of you probably lump me in with a large group of people that you see on your Facebook pages and other social media sites who sell things. You all see these people who are part of multi-level-marketing companies or “pyramid schemes” for the most uninformed out there. I never in a million years… Continue reading Yes, I Sell Things…But Passion Comes First.
Making memories with your kids is more important than vanity. I have an imperfect body, and with that I have an imperfect view of what a perfect body means. But guess what?!? My kids do not give a shit about what my body looks like. All they care about it playing with Mom at the… Continue reading Put On That Bathing Suit and Make Memories
Every mom has this vision in her head of getting that perfect family photo to use in Christmas cards, show off to friends, get printed on a too expensive canvas to hang in their fancy dining room, and/or to end up doing nothing with because, well…life. I, too, had this vision in my head and… Continue reading The Hell of Family Pictures
Ugh, can we talk about this thing called “mom guilt”? Are all moms born with it, and then it lies dormant in the inner parts of our souls until having a baby magically releases it to the surface? And not only does it just rise to the surface, it shoots out all over messing with… Continue reading F*ck You, Mom Guilt!
My sweet baby boy was 12 weeks old yesterday! This milestone meant that my time on maternity leave was coming to an end. I spent most of the week trying to soak in as many baby snuggles as I could because when else could I spend my days with nothing on my agenda but taking… Continue reading When The Going Gets Tough, Even The Tough Need To Drink Vodka
First, let me apologize for not writing for a while. I am currently in my 11th week of maternity leave, and I have not had much time to do much besides keep baby Callum happy. I cannot believe my maternity leave will soon be coming to an end and I’ll have to go back to… Continue reading A Crazy Start to Maternity Leave
After all of the waiting, stress, and failed attempts at trying to induce myself, our baby boy is finally here! His birth story is a good one, and will probably make every other woman who has had a baby hate me.
When I went to my 39 week appointment and was told I could not be induced, I began to panic even more than I already had been. I was banking on the fact that I would be induced at 39 weeks and have a week to recover before we had to leave on our 11… Continue reading 39 Weeks 3 Days and My Doctors Hate Me
If you’ve been following along over the past few weeks, you may recall that we’ve been having some trouble sleeping in the Cowen Household. Our three year old has been trying every trick in the book to not go to bed, and she’s been coming in to our room pretty much every night. Well, last… Continue reading The Night I Became a Mean Mom