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pee smell.

"Deep" Thoughts

pee smell.

5 years ago

I’d had visions of driving my minivan off a cliff for some time.  It’d been the family vehicle for 6 years.  We got it when I was 8 months pregnant with baby number 2, add one more child to the mix, THOUSANDS of miles, every stain, spill and bodily fluid truly known to man.  A four year old who called the section between his seat[...]

trenches.

"Deep" Thoughts

trenches.

5 years ago

A couple of days ago, after a fun filled weekend of camping and family time, I decided to take my kids swimming at my brother’s one last time this summer.  Here’s the thing.  My heart was NOT in it.  I wanted to stay home and tackle the mountain of laundry left in the wake of only 3 days of camping.  Maybe rest before the work[...]

Disengaged.

"Deep" Thoughts

Disengaged.

5 years ago

When my husband and I started dating some 15 years ago, he was big into rock climbing.  And I, I didn’t even know that rock climbing was a thing.  I had never been in a harness...because thighs.  I had never once scaled any kind of wall or rock type surface and I had zero upper body strength.  None of this sounded fun. I was also[...]

first time listener.

"Deep" Thoughts

first time listener.

5 years ago

Tomorrow is the last day of school for my 1st grader and Begindergartener.  And I am more than thrilled.  I can’t take one more minute in the pick up line (see previous post about my shame here), I can’t check the folder, I just so genuinely could care less about what is in that folder at this point.  And packing lunch, well yes, while so[...]

don’t belong here.

"Deep" Thoughts

don’t belong here.

5 years ago

I was recently shopping with a friend at the local outlet mall {because that’s what moms who are in their 30s do}.  She needed clothes for a trip and I needed an excuse to leave the house. While shopping at a store I’ve been to a ton of times, I see an adorable flowy-blousy shirt that I must have.  I grab it to try on.[...]

Mom game weak.

"Deep" Thoughts

Mom game weak.

5 years ago

I love my kids something fierce, I am bonded and connected with them in such a profound indescribable way.  I have had to come into my own story though, that this - this mom stuff, has not come easy to me. There is a voice in the back of my head that gives me some pause.  Because mothering for me, doesn’t always come naturally.  I’ve[...]

The one time I almost ran over a lady in the carpool line.

"Deep" Thoughts

The one time I almost ran over a lady in the carpool line.

5 years ago

OHMYGOSH the carpool line situation at my kid’s school is so real.  I have heard moms complain about this.  I have seen the posts titled “dear mom in the carpool line”.  I have watched the (what I thought were) over exaggerations of it in movies.   Living it now, in the everyday.  It’s all so. True. And because I am such a patient person, I[...]

These 5 life changing words.

"Deep" Thoughts

These 5 life changing words.

5 years ago

YOU CANNOT CARE ABOUT EVERYTHING. Say it with me now.  You can’t care about everything.  One more time… I read this in a book or on a blog somewhere sometime ago and it’s funny cuz it’s been some of the most profound reading I’ve done in a long while.  Which is sad too, cuz it kind of makes me feel like I’m lazy or giving[...]

#sorrynotsorry.

"Deep" Thoughts

#sorrynotsorry.

5 years ago

Megan was unapologetically Megan. Those words have not left my being for more than an hour or two since I heard them a few weeks ago.  Driving, reading, conversations with people, parenting stuff, blow drying my hair… Unapologetically Megan. I heard those words while I was at the memorial for Megan.  Megan had unexpectedly died at the age of 35.  Megan was a friend and[...]

babump.

"Deep" Thoughts

babump.

5 years ago

So here I am writing again. I’ve been a closeted writer for a long time.  I journaled for years and years.  I wrote everything down, until about the time I got married.  Which until recently, really bothered me.  I didn’t journal anymore, it had to be because I got too busy being a married person.  I see now though, that wasn’t it at all.  My[...]