Part II: A good old-fashioned birth story 😉 We may be on the tail end of James's first year earth side but here I am, still trying to document his birth. This is what happens when you throw a newborn into the mix with a 3 and a 5 year old and then the earth … Continue reading Managing Expectations: Third Time is (Not) a Charm, Part II
I've never understood the phenomenon of people losing their filters around pregnant women. For some unknown reason, total strangers find it completely appropriate to comment on your looks, share horror stories (for the love, why can't we share something that's not entirely terror inducing?!), or ask questions that require answers that should seemingly be kept … Continue reading Managing Expectations: Third Time is (not) a Charm
The amount of times "write" has been on my to do list is laughable. We're in the season of life where the to-do lists get lengthy and are often never finished. Instead, I tried making "need to do" and "want to do" lists thinking I could go back and forth and, while that helped in … Continue reading Connection through Sharing
This draft has been sitting in my folder since April 3. Almost 3 months have gone by and I have opened and closed it more times than I could count. It's been written in my planner on my running 'to do' list ever since I started it. Still, I haven't been able to bring myself … Continue reading Losing LBR 3.0 – Dealing with Miscarriage
I cannot remember the last 'bad' day that I had and for that I am incredibly grateful. I know if I sat and tried to dig something up I could, but the fact that nothing immediately stands out to me makes me feel super lucky. My kids are generally very well behaved and my husband … Continue reading A Case of…The Wednesdays?
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
Ok, this post has been started and sitting in my drafts since February 16. Almost an entire damn month! I write these things out in my head and then get distracted by a toddler tantrum ready to blow at any second and a baby boy who is almost 1 and destroys any room he's in within … Continue reading Not the Traditinal Valentine
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