sneaking in some me time any way I can

Me time? What the crap is that?! Sometimes I have to make a conscious effort to remember the pre-kid me and all the things I loved to do. The me that jumped out of a plane, the me that read books all the time (Stephen King, not “Goodnight Moon”), the me that loved animals so much I went to school for it.

The ME now? Has been breastfeeding for 3.5 years, spends every day with two little ones pretending to be a dinosaur and singing the Thomas theme song, kissing boo-boos and giving

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mommy’s guilty pleasures

I’m a mom 24/7… I eat, sleep, and breathe “MOM.” Especially as one that stays at home, I find it really important to find little breaks… call it saving my sanity or remembering who I am, besides Mom.

A night away or going to see a movie or getting a pedicure would be nice, but things like that are very far and few between. It’s much harder to get that much time away from both kids.

So? I’ve discovered ways to sneak in me-time throughout the day or each week… 10 minutes here and

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wordless wednesday: my sacrifice

In honor of the SAHM post I just wrote last night, I found this and thought it was perfect <3

my schedule as a stay-at-home-mom

I’m a list maker. I love notepads… and pens… and LISTS. Now, that might make you think I’m organized… but I’m not. I’m a fake. I think sometimes I just get overwhelmed by certain tasks (like cleaning the house, planning a party, writing blog posts, etc.) and writing it out on paper makes it way more manageable. Ya know, in that moment, because like I said – I’m still not organized. I’ll write the same list 10 times because I lost it the first 9 times or I never actually accomplished everything on the

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mama’s first night away and a fairly embarrassing video

I can’t remember how old Ryan was when I left him overnight for the first time. I suppose I could go back through my blog posts and figure it out, haha. It may have been when I went to BlogHer10… he would have been just over 7 months old. Although I don’t think that I would have had the FIRST time I left him be for THREE nights in a row, so I must have before that?!

Rebecca was 4 months and 1.5 weeks when I left overnight. That was just the weekend before

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Mom of the Year award

Oh boy, people. I totally won the MOM OF THE YEAR award today. Because that does exist, to be awarded by the powers that be to only the most worthy. And I am clearly sooooo worthy (just ask my kids! ha. ha.).

Ryan is starting an in-home daycare soon, just one day a week to socialize with other kids and to hopefully allow me some time to work from home. Anyway, we were there today dropping off some paperwork…

When we left, I was getting Rebecca into her car seat while Ryan

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besides “Mom,” who am I?

A few weeks ago the Friends theme song came on the radio in the car… it reminded me how much I used to love watching that show and it made me think about who I was before I became “Mom.”

Ya know how they say no one is happy unless mom is happy? I think it’s true. And definitely not because I’m the most important person in the household or anything, but because I’m the one home every day with the kids and if I’m cranky, it totally rubs off on them. If they’re

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