Get Outside

Today my kids get to leave school a bit early (thanks Grandparents day!) and I cannot wait to take them to the park.  Lately life has been so busy.  I have had a hard time being the mom.  I have had a hard time balancing work, kids, sports, my marriage, and keeping up my house. […]

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Back to School and Getting on Schedule

Ahh yes, back to school time… G started last week and he loves it!  It’s only two days a week, but he is already learning so much and it’s nice for L and I have to have some one on one time.  Starting back to school also means getting back on a regular schedule and […]

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Taking Care of Mom

Last night after getting both kids bathed and into bed I came downstairs looking ragged and worn out.  I looked at my husband and said “I am so exhausted.  I haven’t been this exhausted since… well, I guess yesterday.” And that about sums up my life as a stay at home mom to 2 kids […]

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Busy Mom’s Guide to Joining a Gym

We all want to be fit and healthy, I mean no one ever says “I can’t wait to eat garbage and feel fat!”  I have written a few post about working out and how I fit it into our routine.  The best advice I can give is to join a gym that ACTUALLY fits your […]

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Everything I know I learned from a Horse

I often feel discouraged as I am trying to wrangle my kids, like maybe I have lost my touch or something.  I used to be able to make 1000 pound animals obey with just a stern look or or light pressure to a shoulder.  What happened?  Why was working with the big beasts so much […]

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Just Being- Update #1

I am so thrilled to have had such a great response to Just Be With Me, so I thought I should update you on how it’s going.  So far things are going okay.  I wish I could say that everyone is peachy, there have been no tantrums (by children or adults) and that I am […]

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Just Be With Me

“Mama what you doing?” was not the sound I wanted to hear at 6:15 this morning when I was trying to get a jump on my batch cooking for this month. “Making muffins buddy, and why are you…” G interrupted before I could finish “Can I help?” In this moment I wanted to say NOOOOOOO!!! […]

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