New Normal

February 3, 2015

Recently someone said I have my act together. Phew, only took two years to get the hang of this new normal – our family of five. The new normal, however, is nothing like the old normal. The new normal means I forget that there’s a half day of school…I won’t even mention the time I forgot Gabby at preschool all […]


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The Blame Game

January 26, 2015

I take full responsibility when my kids act like jerks. I hold myself accountable when my kids have bad listening. I blame myself when my kids misbehave. My grandma said something interesting to me yesterday. She more or less said that it’s not always all about me. Say what?!? These children are born with their own brains and personalities. They […]


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Ode to you, jerk face

January 21, 2015

Ode to that lovely person who pointed out that my tantruming daughter on the outdoor picnic bench was bothering HIS breakfast. To THAT I say, I can’t remember a meal where I wasn’t disturbed by a tantruming child. Try living with me. Ode to that lovely person who gave me that terrible stink eye when my daughter had (yet another) tantrum […]


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Wake Up Call!!!

January 12, 2015

There is something that has been happening during our weekday mornings that words cannot possibly grasp. I’ll explain some of my emotions: anger, rage, sadness and depression. It usually goes in that cycle too. Thank goodness once I’ve survived and made it to the gym around 9:30, I’m given a dose of endorphins that keeps me going. However, the pain […]


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It’s GO Time!!!

January 5, 2015

Bed time, oh bed time…how I have missed you. Between our trip to Costa Rica in the beginning of December to two LONG weeks of winter break, we have spent the better part of December letting everything go…and I mean everything!!!! Happy Monday started with the great breakfast shake down. Gabby has spent the better part of December living off […]


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Our Trip to Paradise

December 18, 2014

Vacations have a new meaning when accompanied by three children six and under. Vacations do not include relaxation and calm dinners. Rather vacations mean normal (if not more) chaos in a different (usually beautiful) environment. And that is exactly what ours was. I have, however, learned some key things during our adventure. 1. If there’s a car ride that is […]


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Oldies but goodies

December 3, 2014

As I rolled up to basketball in my minivan with my three children in the backseat blasting “Gin and Juice,” I wondered when Snoop Dogg became a part of the “oldies” station. I remember so clearly my mom playing 60s music (which I have now come to love) and feeling like I wished she wouldn’t listen to the oldies. Yet […]


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Sing Louder!!!!

November 25, 2014

Ever see the play/movie Gypsy? The jist is that the mother is so determined to make her daughter a star, live out the life she always wanted, that she turns her daughter into a stripper. It sounds more raunchy than the story is but it’s about a mother forcing the child to be something that she wasn’t. I struggle so […]


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Battle of the Sexes

November 18, 2014

Yesterday we took one of Gabby’s friends out to dinner with us. The girls spent the time pretending that they were putting on makeup, jamming out to Frozen and dancing. Now THAT, I understand. The week before we took one of Drew’s friends out to dinner. The boys spent the time talking about Fantasy Football and different players. I can’t […]


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Fourth????

November 10, 2014

I want to have a fourth! Say what?!?! I, by no means, have my act together nor can I handle the three I have, but I yearn to have another baby. Almost every two-ish years for the last seven-ish years, I’ve had babies. Next month Noah turns two, so low and behold I have “the itch.” We are most definitely […]


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