on a mission.

i know there are other mothers out there who can relate to what i’m about to talk about.. feeling like a frumpy mom. i’ve gone through this feeling off and on throughout the past year or so. lately its been horrible. so, i’ve made it my mission, pregnant & waddling, to start a transformation to…

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terrible two’s?

at this point in our lives, we have a 20 month old son and a daughter arriving soon. but lately my son has been a whirlwind of fun & terror. i love this little boy more than i could’ve imagined. although his recent change in attitude has me thrown. he can go from mama’s lovely…

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road trip.

today was my last road trip before the new baby arrives. it seemed like an okay idea at first. I got the ‘ok’ from my midwife that it’s still safe to travel outside of our area. we got up early and headed out. all was good. after a two-hour drive, sitting on high school bleachers…

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co-sleeping. part two.

as you already know, we are co-sleeping parents. we’re on a mission to get our son to sleep in his own bed before the birth of our daughter in a few weeks. he is doing remarkable! i do have some set backs with the whole thing though. i am at the end of this pregnancy…

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new orleans.

a few years ago, i went to new orleans with a friend. it was my first time in the city, not her’s, so she planned everything. before i go any farther…i love to try new things. and i love spooky stuff. but i got WAY more than i bargained for. see, my dear friend can…

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lavender fields.

for the past few months i’ve had something that i haven’t seen in years…my natural hair color. i don’t mind it, but as with any hair color, i feel the need for change after a while. i can’t say its restricted to color. i frequently change the style as well. in two weeks, i have…

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mama & learning enthusiast.

after graduating high school (in the late ’90s), i had no real idea what i wanted to do with myself. so, instead of wasting time & money, i decided to postpone college. at the age of 29, i decided it was time to do something i actually wanted to do. i had worked in a…

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success!

here are the photos of the ratatouille. before & after. i would recommend this dish to anyone. it was delicious!!

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trip me!

although, i do not mean “trip me” literally, i could actually use a trip away. i’ve said this many times and mean every word..i want a trip to europe. not to say that there aren’t many other places i would love to see throughout this world. lets start with this year’s planned vacation. there is…

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valentine.

with all the hype about valentine’s day, i must say that its much different now than it used to be. dinner, a card, flowers, etc. seemed to be the thing to do. but now that we have kids, i’d rather spend the time having a special dinner with my husband and kids rather than get…

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fear.

this morning in church our pastor said something that stuck in my head. without reciting the sermon, it was mentioned that we, as humans, are afraid to be who we truly want to be due to fear. it may be because of fear of the unknown, fear of what others will think, or fear of…

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she’s breach!

at 19 weeks pregnant i had an ultrasound. this is a standard procedure that is done to check the welfare of your unborn baby. it also let us know that we are having a baby girl. like that wasn’t exciting enough. at that appointment, my husband and i were advised that our baby girl was…

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discouraging parenthood.

today i read an article that shows little appreciation for parenting in the U.S. it is quite disheartening to know that the U.S. is the only industrialized country that does not participate in a lengthy paid time off for parents of newborns. tell me why this is.. sadly, i have to say, i’ve lost faith…

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i’m a co-sleeper!

before my son was born my husband and i made the decision to be involved in attachment parenting. it was with the help of a great friend that told me about the many benefits for the baby and the parents. there are many aspects of attachment parenting that i wasn’t aware of. breastfeeding was a…

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red wine.

for dinner last evening i made pork chops. typically, i would leave this up to my husband since he is king of the grill and living in a warm climate allows us the opportunity to grill most everything. instead, i made them on the stove top. my husband raved about how tasty they were and…

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