Wednesday, June 3, 2015

I'm Moving!!!

So I've decided to move over to wordpress, if you are following this blog come check it out at

thank you for your patience as I continue to figure this whole blogging world out!

see you there,

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Thirsty Thursday

Do you remember when that used to mean $1 beers at the baseball field? Funny how things change. Now I am more concerned with refilling my water bottle, or in the recent weeks finding a drive thru starbucks to get a venti iced coffee! It's the little things.

I have a confession,  about 5 years ago I asked, no begged my husband for a juicer. We had been to one juice shop and I was convinced I would make those sweet concoctions at home daily. Well after almost 5 years of my husband trying to convince me to sell it, it has found a permanent home on my kitchen counter!

I have found 2 combinations that I make regularly.  This one is my husband's favorite,  apple, carrot, and lemon.

And this is mine; kale, spinach, cucumber, celery, apple, and lemon. He won't even try it, the green freaks him out, but my kids love it!

I found my least favorite part of juicing is the clean up. So now I make 2 large batches, store them in glass jars, and make sure we drink them the following day.

So tell me what's your favorite juicing combination?
Do you have any tips for a juicing newbie?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tuesday Truths

The truth is its Tuesday, after a long weekend, and I'm still recovering! I guess that's what happens as I get older. My husband and I took a quick trip to Orlando to celebrate one of my dear friends from college and her new Hubby!
I have been friends with these girls for the past 16 years, we all lived in our sorority house together, so when the opportunity comes for us to all be together, the fun cannot be stopped!

The truth is, I am the crazy caterpillar lady! My brother got my boys some caterpillars for Easter, and I have had more fun than anyone watching them. After we released our butterflies, I found many new eggs on our plants. I now have 30+ caterpillars!

The truth is, I applied for a job to go back to work, after almost 2 years as a stay at home mom, and I am not ready! My boys are getting older. Brock will start VPK in the fall, and Miles will be 2 in October. Although part of me is looking forward to afternoons of adult conversation and wearing something other than yoga pants, I'm going to miss these days spent with my little ones!

The truth is, I'm terrible at following through with things! I find things on pinterest I want to do and it usually ends up being a big old mess! And this Blog! I have "restarted" it countless times and here I am again!
Comeback tomorrow and see if I stick with it!

What's your Tuesday Truth?

Thursday, June 19, 2014


Do you ever have one of those days where you just feel defeated?

I think moms must feel like this all the time. Please don't tell  me I'm alone! Well its been one of those weeks. I feel completely bogged down but at the end of the day have nothing to show of it. Yes my boys are healthy, happy, fed, and clean (most of the time), but sometimes I feel like it isn't enough. There are dirty dishes in the sink, laundry that needs to be done, and don't even get me started on the floors!

I am overwhelmed! This past weekend my Aunt Gerry passed away and I wish I could be in Massachusetts with my family to say goodbye. And tomorrow Miles and I are headed to Austin for my cousin's wedding. It will be his first trip on an airplane and to say I'm a little anxious is putting it lightly.

I attempted to do some yoga this morning. If you have kids you know how difficult this is. I was hoping it would help me clear my head and relax, but I think it just made it worse. My almost 3 year old, Brock, is in the "Why" phase. "Why mama?" "Why?", "but Why?" My 8 month old, Miles is crawling and into everything. "Don't eat those wires Miles", "don't put that in your mouth". Plus he has severe separation anxiety ( I self diagnosed it, he's a Mama's boy for sure). My patience is low. Trying to just breath....only 3 more hours until naptime!

Tell me moms, What do you do when you feel defeated?

Side note: I am working on making this much prettier with pictures and such, but this is not the week :)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

7th Inning Stretch

So here I am, 7 months into my gig as a stay at home mom, and what a ride it has been. Being a mom is the hardest, most fun, messiest, craziest, most rewarding jobs hands down. Although there are things I miss about my life before kids, I cant imagine being in that space. As I sit here listening to my 7 month old crying his heart out, hoping I will come and rescue him from the evilness that is his crib and naptime, I am reflecting on what I have learned thus far.
1. My house will never be fully clean for more than 5 minutes (unless everyone is sleeping, or the boys are with Mimi!) I have tried those Pinterest charts "how to keep your house clean in just 15 minutes a day" FAIL. Either I miss one of my "small tasks" and put it off until tomorrow, or Hurricane Brock comes through to destroy it all!
2. Sleep will never be the same. This is not entirely new to me. I do have an almost 3 year old, so I was well prepared for the middle of the night feedings. However, when you have 2 little ones at home it isn't as easy to catch up on my sleep during naptime. Especially when I cant sync their naps, or i'm busy doing one of my small tasks from #1!
3. Boys are messy!!! All kids are messy, but boys especially, and they can be smelly too! Right now my oldest just loves to talk about all kinds of bodily functions, especially farts! I can thank my husband for that one!
4. Sometimes being a mom can be very lonely. As entertaining as my boys are, sometimes mommy needs some adult conversation. It isn't so easy to head out for a drink or dinner with the girls. arrangements need to be made. Im still breastfeeding the baby so that takes planning, plus he is a little bit of a mama's boy so he doesn't do well with extended hours away from mommy
5. I said my boys were smelly. Ive been pretty smelly too lately! With the summer heat, and trying to sneak in a workout when I can, sometimes I my go the whole day in the same sweaty oufit without a shower until 9pm! Gross huh! But I'm a boy mom so being smelly is ok!
6. Calendars are great! Sometimes most days I cant remember what day of the week it is. They all tend to blend together. So when I remember to write things down and take a look at the calendar, its great!
7. I wouldn't change anything! I'll take the good and the bad. The sleepless nights and the laughing parties. This time is so very precious and I am truly blessed to be able to spend it with these two little love bugs!

I think Ive let this little guy cry long enough. Time for some mama cuddles! until next time!

Monday, June 24, 2013

VBAC Hopeful?

Good morning!  I put the question mark because there are often doubts about VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). In fact most women I meet who have already had a cesarean are surprised when I tell them I am hoping to avoid surgery this time around.
Let's start with Brock's birth story.  I like to say it was an error of interventions.  As a first time mom I was naive and truly thought my experience would be very normal and go exactly as I planned! At 39 weeks I had not started dilating, no biggie I still had time. At 40 weeks, nothing! And then I got the induction talk.  It was scheduled at 40wks 5 days.  Still not worried I had almost a week to get this party started on my own. Our induction day came and I walked into labor and delivery determined to stay out of bed as long as possible.  Our Dr walked in and within an hour of checking in my water had been broken and the pitocin was started.  Oh and I still hadn't dilated! every couple of hours our very nice nurse would come in and increase the pitocin. Slowly I was making progress. By 11 I was at 3 cm. I stayed there for hours. The pain was awful. And I wasn't making progress. I decided on the epidural.  After only taking on one side the anestesiologist upped my dose and I was completely numb. In my heart I knew I wouldnt be able to push.  Then I heard it. The littke heartbeat on the monitor had slowed significantly. The nurses rushed in to turn me, give me oxygen. It helped some but the dr was in and giving me the cesarean talk.  They were worried the cord might be around his neck,  or maybe it was too stressful for him. I think the epidural is what effected him. But regardless I was wheeled into the operating room and they got him out. There was no cord around his neck, but it take what felt like an eternity to hear him cry. They didn't lift him up over the curtain. My first glimpse f him was from the picture my husband took. Then they brought him to my face so I could kiss him. My arms were strapped down s o I couldn't hold him or touch him until I was brought back to my room. And because of the meds I needed some help nursing but he was a natural and I instantly fell in love. He is a perfectly healthy almost 2 year old now and I couldn't be more grateful.
This time around there is a very good chance I will end up in the OR again. Most drs are worried about complications, the 1% chance that my uterus will rupture at my incision scar.
I will not be induced this time, I must go into labor on my own. And my drs will use an interns l monitor and epidural to monitor for complications and incase there is an emergency.
I've already started giving baby Miles peptalks, once October hits he can come whenever he wants. And I plan to labor at home as long as possible. Only time will tell. As long as I am holding this sweet little boy in my arms I will be happy!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

"Livin on a Prayer"

So I'm a week late, but I've had that song stuck in my head for weeks! There is just something about hitting the halfway point that really makes me feel pregnant. I don't know if it is the summer heat or the anticipation but I feel HUGE! I no longer get those inquisitive looks" is she or isn't she" there is no doubt I am pregnant! Baby Miles, yes he's got a name, is moving all around and right on target. Some other things going on with this pregnancy, I've decided to hang up my running shoes. This makes me very sad, as I love to run, but this big belly does not make it easy. I'm counting down the days until I can hit the pavement again. I've tried to keep up with my 3 time a week workouts to even out my almost daily ice cream indulgence! One of the perks of being pregnant right?
I'm still trying to play with this blog, I hope to add pictures next time. And next week I will share my VBAC goals!