Taking Care of Mama

On ETBU, and meeting up with an old friend.

July 26, 2014

I loved my college experience. Loved it. I know a private Christian university isn’t for everyone, and you wouldn’t think an 18 year old whom had never had a curfew and had very lenient parents would choose to attend a school where many policies were considered antiquated. It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, […]

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Influenster’s TLC VoxBox: a review

July 6, 2014

I’ll begin by being completely honest (as I always am) and say that this was not the easiest VoxBox I’ve ever received, but not because of the products! I just happen to be busy enough in my life right now that it’s hard to sit down and properly review anything, so I guess the fact […]

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Take a hike, my friends.

June 18, 2014

I mentioned in my last post that I have begun walking around my neighborhood. If you don’t know me in person or haven’t been around me a lot, you need to know this one fact: I am not an athlete. Not naturally. I like books, food, music. These are the things that make me go […]

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Where I’m at. A sad mama’s tale.

June 11, 2014

The truth is, I’m not entirely sure I’m going to post this. This is going to be raw and uncut, and simply written out because I need to see the words. I need to see what I feel. All I know is that I’m sad. I’m tired. I’m lonely. I’m angry. I’m feeling emotions that […]

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A 30 BEFORE 30 update!

March 25, 2014

Run ONE mile without stopping or dying. (ONE MILE. Is it SO hard?) Have another baby. July 6, 2013! Complete 30 Day Shred. Hopefully move just ONE last time for at least several years. Bought a house May 31, 2013! Finally make the mommy and me aprons I’ve been planning to make for the last year. We […]

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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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Competitive at Heart.

February 13, 2014

For your enjoyment… a pic of me and my friends back in the day. (8 years ago!) Let me tell you something about myself that you may or may not know. I like being the best. When I was a kid, schoolwork and things automatically came pretty easy to me. I didn’t struggle with schoolwork […]

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From Scratch.

January 29, 2014

The early days of marriage is a whole lot of trial and error. This is especially true in the kitchen. I remember trying to find a way to create something that both me and my husband would love — and something beyond the hamburger helper and other quick meals we mastered in college. Meals became […]

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