Parenting/Baby

You’re not doing a good job (and other lies we imply)

March 13, 2014

Me and my clingy guy this week while working in the garage. I’m obviously not amused. I’m attempting a garage sale this weekend (and of course now rain is scheduled for Saturday), there’s a birthday party to plan (Bluebelle is turning 4!), and I have so much other stuff on my plate that my stress [...]

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When all you need is a break.

February 21, 2014

Can we do some real talk this morning? Okay, good. Let’s begin by this unfortunate truth: women tend to be really hard on each other. We are. I don’t know if it’s because we are hard on ourselves, or if guilt is a motivating factor, or our struggles with jealousy. I think it can sometimes [...]

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To you, new mama.

February 14, 2014

For the new mom: Welcome to the club! I see you.  I really do.  You are my friends.  I have rejoiced with you.  Shed tears over your absolutely perfect bundles of joy, and I love watching you marvel.  Every time you do, it reminds me of my own babies and how much I love those [...]

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Watching out for the mommy trolls.

May 30, 2013

This is something I’ve said in person to many a friend but something I haven’t ever really talked about online. I never really noticed it until I became pregnant with Bluebelle, but after then it became a glaring blip on my social media radar (especially Facebook). I think women get a kick out of torturing [...]

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Becoming a preschooler.

January 17, 2013

We’ve hit a bit of a rough stage here lately with Bluebelle. Don’t get me wrong, we are in a fun stage as well, but isn’t that the caveat of childhood milestones? You get both with every stage? That’s my experience, anyway. The wonderful things about her current stage is that she’s a problem solver. [...]

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Her inner voice

September 20, 2012

I am loathe to talk about the terrible twos in general.  I mean, we all know that our children go through them, either around 2 or 3 (it’s actually a state of disequilibrium that occurs on the 1/2 years. That’s why you see behavioral issues at 18 mo, 2 1/2, 3 1/2 and occasionally 4 1/2.) At [...]

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Friday Five

September 2, 2011

I’m shamelessly linking up with my good friend Heather and borrowing her Friday Five list today. (Friday Five is essentially 5 random thoughts or stories.) 1. College Football Season is HERE!!! Tomorrow is kick-off for my two Oklahoma teams and I can NOT wait!  It’s feeling a little weird to be in a sea of [...]

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Pregnancy and Planning for #2

August 23, 2011

I’ve come to the conclusion that life is about “what’s next” statements. High School: “Are you planning to go to college? Where?” College: “What are you getting your degree in and what do you plan to do with it?” Graduation: “What are your plans? When are you getting married? (Or, if you’re single- ‘Is there [...]

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Life update – with pictures!

August 11, 2011

The weather kept us from driving today, so I decided to do a little update on our lives! All things technical… I’ve been trying to learn how to shoot in manual mode on my camera. It’s actually not as hard as I thought it would be. That said- some days I refuse to shoot in [...]

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Raising a girl

July 12, 2011

Background: I’m a parent of a girl, I like to read, and I’m also a girl (duh).  I was raised in ultra-conservative Oklahoma by not-so-conservative parents.  My family is a delicious blend of laid-back, old fashioned, and liberal. (Oxymoron? Not really.) I was raised to work hard, love Jesus, and to be strong and independent. [...]

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