F* It

I have to tell you guys a story. Last week, one morning after I dropped off the boys at school, I went to go jogging on a trail nearby. Shortly after I got onto the trail a young woman ran passed me, ran ahead a ways and then stopped over to the side of the trail. I […]

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I don’t really get a lot of the new-age pop music the kids are listening to these days. And if there has ever been any absolute indication that I’m getting old, it’s this realization. Admittedly, I’m a bit of a party girl at heart. I have a soft spot for spontaneous evenings, stiff drinks made with […]

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The other day, as I mentioned, I set out to make a chores sticker chart to help encourage Matty to pick up his toys, amongst other things. Today I’m here to tell you that that sticker chart is my new best friend! It is in.sane. what a poster board and some dinosaur stickers can do. […]

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I have a confession to make. Over the weekend, I took the boys back home for my brother’s bridal shower and we got to spend some quality time with my family. It’s always nice going home, or to the compound as I call it, because my parents, my auntie and my brother (until just recently) are all […]

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WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS POLITICAL CONTENT Politics are polarizing. This year especially, even discussions that might allude to your political allegiance can become uncomfortable and turn us off from each other. I can’t lie, whenever I hear someone voted for Trump I have a bit of a visceral reaction. And it’s not because they’re republican (or so I […]

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When I was in college, maybe my first year at Iowa — fresh off the plane from my first two years in HI, I took a video production class – maybe it was a mixed media class (I mean, who really knows anymore?) — and one of our assignments was to make a flip book music video. […]

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It’s Friday and I’ve survived another week of living. On one hand, it feels like there’s so much going on around here that I don’t even know where to begin and on the other hand, there is literally nothing going on around here. The boys are as perfect as a one and two year old can be, […]

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I have a comondrum (that’s obviously what a conundrum on Monday is called). Is it wrong to swear around your kids? For as much as I worry about how every single thing I do may or may not be affecting my kids, there’s one thing that I’ve never been very worried about: Swearing. If you asked […]

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I told you all to stay tuned, so here I am with an update. I’m midway through day 3 in the new chapter of my life and so far it’s just a series of epiphanies, opinions and revelations. Which is basically no different than what it was before —  I just have more time on my hands now. […]

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Today is the beginning of a brand new chapter – not because it’s Monday or because both of my kids colored all over the wall for the first time this morning (ugh, kids) but because I am officially on the job market for the first time since embarking on my professional career nine years ago. And while I […]

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