Hormonal Momma

Getting older bites, but as the saying goes, “It’s better than the alternative.” nyuck nyuck nyuck. Recently i’ve been a guinea pig for hormones. I had developed a pattern of crying at my husband, yelling at the kids, and feeling like a pile of poo all around the same time every month, and never over […]

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Taking Inventory

Today I was working on condensing some of my photo files – an epic undertaking for parents these days – and realized how often I record my daughter. She’s 5, my youngest, and my girl. She was born in 2010 and by that time I fully understood my iPhone camera. I noticed how many videos […]

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Wanna Be Photog

Since volunteering at the parrot sanctuary, I have been introduced to a new hobby: photography. I love taking pics of these birds. Who wouldn’t, I suppose, right? I just love getting the details. The unexpected angles. Those eyes and feathers…. all the while watching out for those beaks. I tried taking a photography class in […]

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So I had a job interview on Monday. It was a “working interview”. I applied for a doggie daycare attendant position, and they tried me out as a dog walker. The owner assured me everyone has the same trial interview with this task. Great. I’ve walked a million dogs. No biggie. It was the first […]

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I wish I liked being a SAHM more. I’d say after two kids and seven years, if I’m not doing “it” by now, “it” isn’t going to happen. In my head I imagined slaving over meals, finding fun and interesting ways to clean things, recipes would be a cinch, kids would eat all the things, […]

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Adventures in Job Seeking

I have been a stay at home Mom for seven years. That seems like forever! Considering i’ve worked since the day after I turned 16 and legally could in California, I’ve not worked half as long as I did work. It’s like a really bad word problem. If Becky started working at 16, and was […]

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Great Wolf Lodge

My family just got back from a trip to Great Wolf Lodge. I’ve had a few people ask me about it, so I thought I’d just write a review because … well, why not? I don’t want to do laundry, so I’ll do this 🙂 Great Wolf Lodge is a water park with a hotel, […]

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Workin’ It

I sent my resume out into the nether and actually got a call back! Now i’m like, “Shit. Now what?!” I’ve been a stay at home mom for seven years. SEVEN YEARS, people! Within that span we’ve moved 4 states, i’ve been an active member of various moms clubs, and recently I started volunteering. … […]

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Brick Walls

I can see why parents don’t follow through with medicating their children and either a-discontinue use altogether or b-stay on current dose and script just to be done with the back-and-forth. We are now trying Concerta (the generic version) and will begin a 36mg dose tomorrow. This whole ‘dialing it in’ endless journey between the […]

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Not A Teacher

I’m not a teacher. I’m a mom, and while I feel this position falls under the umbrella of “Mom”, i’m not a certified, educated, professional teacher. I am not an expert on children, I am simply an expert on my children. My son has managed to get to the 4th grade. We got here only […]

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