When I got engaged, I was in the middle of a weight loss journey that was really important to me. Dave and I had seen photos of ourselves and realized our happy hours at Applebees with mudslides and boneless wings hadn't been kind to our bodies. By the the time we got married, I had … Continue reading Before and After: Adventures in Body Back
When we found out Alex's due date, we quickly realized birthday parties would be a small problem - he was due April 12, one day before his sister's birthday. He made his debut April 11 leaving us 2 birthdays to celebrate within 3 days and, being mid-April, those days (or surrounding ones) will often coincide … Continue reading Alex & Caitlin’s Joint Birthday Adventure
Mr. Alex, It's 1am and I should be sleeping but, much like so many other moms of the world, my mind is racing and while bed would be best for me, here we are. Sweet boy, you are one. ONE! How did that happen? When did that happen? I feel like we just left the … Continue reading To My Sweet Boy on His First Birthday
Hello from my new site, Glitter & Goldfish! After realizing my blog was on, quite possibly, the least user friendly site around, I've finally finished the arduous task of moving over all my previous blog posts to their new home. The user friendliness rating tanked even more (as if that was possible) when they had zero … Continue reading New Name, New Website, & a Giveaway!
I just had to edit the date of this entry...I started writing this almost 3 weeks ago. I didn't get far because I didn't know how to write down the best words to convey what I was feeling, or if I really even wanted to share. I actually questioned today if PPD can rear its ugly … Continue reading My babies, I’m so sorry
I contemplated quite a bit about writing and sharing this. I struggle regularly with wanting things to be perfect so the thought of writing this and having it serve as a reminder of the not-so-great days seems backwards. But, in the spirit of transparency, here it is. You know I like to keep it real and … Continue reading Sometimes You Just Need a Sticker
Oh, how things have changed! My last post was what seems like so long ago and I was super pregnant. We've now had Alexander home for about 2 months and we are in the constant process of finding our new "normal"...even if I question what normal is or if it even exists at all when your … Continue reading 10 Things I’ve Learned After Baby #2
It seems like the more pregnant you get, the more you find yourself mourning the 'loss' of something, whether it be your current family routine, your personal time, hobbies you enjoy and you know will be tough to find time for, your ankles, or even the ability to bend over and tie your shoes without asking for … Continue reading Saying Goodbye & Awaiting Hello
It's been far, far too long since I've sat down to write. What's funny is I always hated writing when I was younger (I even despised teaching it) and I don't know what changed, or when it changed but I discovered it was an amazing outlet to express myself, connect to others, and to just let things … Continue reading When Life Gives You…Lemonade
It's the end of August in Phoenix which means nothing other than it's HOT and gross outside. I see other people complain about weather in the 90s and just laugh silently. The high today is supposed to be 107...mix that in with the humidity from recent storms and it makes for one disgusting weather mess. … Continue reading Fun Friday: Ice Cream in a Bag + An Exciting Announcement!