21 12, 2013
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Day 51: Date Night.

By |December 21st, 2013|Categories: Thankful All Year|

I've got a hot date with my husband and all this awesomeness when the kids go to sleep. We've been so busy the last few weeks and Kai's been pulling all-nighters which severely cuts into our time together. I'm glad to have some one on one (possibly plus Gus) time without anything else going on.

20 12, 2013
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Day 50: New Friends.

By |December 20th, 2013|Categories: Thankful All Year|

Ok. Y'all know that I am severely awkward. I have crippling anxiety that I've slowly, so slowly, eased through. New is hard for me. New places, new things, new people. So I am a hermit and I usually like it. I love to be at home, with familiar people and my comfortable, familiar things. But

19 12, 2013
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Day 49: Support.

By |December 19th, 2013|Categories: Thankful All Year|

*Trigger warning: this post is about pregnancy/still birth loss. A friend of mine, Kelsey, reached out to me this week. I won't go into much detail now but she is 37+ weeks pregnant and the doctor just confirmed her baby no longer has a heartbeat. She immediately had to make a choice about how to

18 12, 2013
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Day 48: You Don’t Know.

By |December 18th, 2013|Categories: Thankful All Year|

Motherhood changes you. You've probably heard it before. I'm sure in some sappy, Hallmark kind of way. "Motherhood is walking around with your heart on the outside of your body." Yeah. "Motherhood is not about what you gave up to have a child but about what you gained from having one." Uh huh. Well. I'm here

17 12, 2013
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Day 47: People Gotta Eat

By |December 17th, 2013|Categories: Thankful All Year|

Meal planning saved my life. Not really but it has combined my obsessive list making with my obsessive waste nothing mentality. After navigating food allergies while Dex had MSPI I started looking at food and cooking in a completely different way. We started eating more fresh food, real, not packaged so I had to get

16 12, 2013
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Day 46: Quarantine

By |December 16th, 2013|Categories: Thankful All Year|

I think I must be the sickest healthy person ever. I feel like I'm generally pretty healthy but I still get sick constantly. It seems I'm always battling a head cold, strep throat, whooping-cough. (Yep, that happened.) This year it's mostly been due to Dex's preschool. In the last two months the number of outbreaks

15 12, 2013
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Day 45: In The Tub.

By |December 15th, 2013|Categories: Thankful All Year|

I am so tired and sore. Gus is teething and going through a growth spurt so I feel like I've been carrying him and nursing non-stop. My back is not happy with me and I'm starting to get a permanent hunch from nursing in uncomfortable chairs. It's Sunday afternoon so we've got nowhere to be

14 12, 2013
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Day 44: Reminders.

By |December 14th, 2013|Categories: Thankful All Year|

Today I was reminded in several ways that my story is important. Not just my story and not just to me. All of our stories are important to all of us. It's important to me to share my stories because they may help someone else. That is something always on my mind. I

13 12, 2013
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Day 43: The Grands Have Arrived

By |December 13th, 2013|Categories: Thankful All Year|

Kai's parents came out for the weekend and we are all so excited! The kids spent most of the night showing all their favorite things and telling all about the things they like to do. Gus showed off his new sitting up and banana tasting skills, and how well he has mastered the art of

12 12, 2013
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Day 42: At The End Of The Day.

By |December 12th, 2013|Categories: Thankful All Year|

So we've all been stressed. It's the end of the semester and Kai is finishing projects and getting ready for another show. The kids and I have been working on a bunch of stuff and holy cow are we ready for the break!  In spite of all of us being tired and grumpy and in