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Pondering thoughts, personal life experiences, mental health, marriage life, motherhood, recent reads, and everything in between!

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A Day I Hope to Never Forget

Motherhood

Today was generally a happy day, which usually is the case when we separate our twins whenever the rare opportunity presents itself. My parents, who will not be in town for that much longer, took my daughter out for the day, and I got to spend one-on-one time with my boy, for the entire day. […]

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Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts

Books+Podcasts

When I was in I think elementary school, my dad created a binder for me that included checklists of chores, family information (we had a set family time every week), and other documents of important life lessons that he typed up. There was one particular document I will never forget. This document was actually titled […]

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Tragedy & Perspective

Lifestyle

Kobe died on my brother’s 30th birthday. His daughter, Gigi, also died that day. And her friends and his colleagues. On Sunday afternoon, I saw that someone had posted a photo of Kobe, captioned, “Rest in Peace Kobe.” I thought it was a joke, and I quickly googled for Kobe news. Sure enough, a couple […]

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Out with the Old, In with the New

Lifestyle

It has been a rough couple of months, and by rough I mean my 2.5+ year old daughter has been screaming bloody murder multiple times just about every single night since October. Three. Straight. Months. ALMOST as bad as the newborn days that I never in a million years would want to relive. But then […]

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Motherhood is all of the emotions.

Motherhood

A couple of weeks ago, we had an awful day. I was alone with the twins all day and nobody was listening, following directions, nor obeying. Everything I was saying was falling on deaf ears, and it’s interesting, but as a teacher, you differentiate/modify/adjust instruction based on your student response or lack thereof, yet I didn’t […]

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I never thought I would feel scared about Preschool.

Motherhood

I almost had an anxiety attack one morning last week. I felt it coming, and I’m so thankful for my experience in therapy because I knew what was coming and was able to prevent it. Major win. The past few weeks have been pretty stressful. Our new nanny quit, leaving me to figure out what […]

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Mom Strength & Sacrifice

Motherhood

My almost 2.5-year old son was in the ER twice in 1 week. The first time was for an anaphylactic reaction to food, and the second time was for asthma. (He had never been in the ER prior to these 2 times.) In response to his anaphylactic reaction, we (and by we, I mean my […]

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Mentally Exhausted, Emotionally Drained, & Depressed

Lifestyle

Oookay. Let’s talk about what’s been going on in this life of mine. In the past 4 months: We potty-trained the twins shortly after they turned 2 years old. I was in NY for a wedding. My parents and in-laws visited. My husband graduated from grad school in Chicago. My brother graduated from medical school […]

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One of My Lowest Points in Motherhood

Motherhood

The past 3 nights have been INTENSE. They’ve been filled with frustration, crying, screaming, annoyance, anger, guilt, shame, and regret. We’ve been traveling internationally for the past couple of weeks, first visiting Europe and then hopping over to Asia. I must say the twins have been amazing travelers, especially on the plane. What we’ve been […]

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Pondering thoughts, personal life experiences, things I love, mental health, marriage life, and everything in between.

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Motherhood

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Everything from my birth story to postpartum anxiety and depression, from c-section recovery to mom guilt and judgment. Prepare for raw and emotional posts!

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Books + Podcasts

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Gleanings from books I've read and podcasts I've been impressed with, with the occasional children's book recommendations!

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DIY Projects

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DIY project tutorials from six years of projects in my home! Very much a work in progress, migrating tutorials from my Instagram page to my blog!

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