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I Chose to Work.

“Motherhood is hard work. It is repetitive and often times menial. Accept it. Rejoice in it. This is your toil. Right here. Those are their faces. Enjoy them. The days of your life are supposed to be full of things like this. But joy is not giddy. It is not an emotional rush–it is what … Continue reading

Sleepovers: Middle School Edition

There is always one friend in a group that hosts the majority of the sleepovers. For us, that was Melanie. In all honesty, I was staying over at her house (or passing out in her car on one of the side streets in her neighborhood) most weekends up until I graduated high school – but … Continue reading

The One Where I am Loving (34 / 35)

Originally posted on Mike, In Transition:
Pardon me sir, is that a doodie on your upper lip? The woman in this picture is my wife, I have had two before her, but she is the one.  Today is her birthday, so we will not mention the other two again.  In its strictest measure this picture…

Don’t Be “That” Person

Last Thursday night, Mini Me and I took an overnight trip with her Girl Scout troop to Sea World in San Diego. Besides it being 30 straight hours of non-stop activity, it was an amazing trip. We were part of Camp Sea World – for a very reasonable fee we were given a t-shirt, fed … Continue reading


Summer vacation started roughly 20 days ago and it’s been a bit of a blur. A loud, obnoxious blur that is already driving me halfway insane. I just had to check out my Home page to remind myself what I wrote about last on this blog. I’ve been completely ignoring Southern Fried, yet I’ve still … Continue reading

Mom’s Day Out

My husband knows me. I try to act like he doesn’t know what he’s talking about when he tells me that I need to get out of the house…but he’s right. I don’t like to admit that I’m the type of person that needs time to be with just myself. I’m not sure why. It … Continue reading

Becoming a Man {1/365}

Becoming a Man {1/365}

Because, really, I need more projects. This is one that I can really get excited about. It’s the real me. Names and all. I’m shocking like that. Check it out. Follow it. Get daily photos in your inbox, even. Guess what? I love you. And I’m insane from exhaustion. And I’ll probably be blogging while … Continue reading

A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words: Outtakes

A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words: Outtakes

When I was pregnant with Gummy and all happy and rosy-cheeked, I had a brilliant idea. An idea that I thought was brilliant at the time. I had seen on many blogs, and probably on Pinterest, how moms would take these amazing monthly photos of their infants. With chalkboards, with pieces of a calendar spread … Continue reading

TMI Friday: Trash Is Yummy

I really planned on having some posts between Fridays, but you know how life happens. Baby has developed a fascination with the trash. Putting random objects in the trash can has become her favorite. The trash can is too big to fit under the kitchen sink, so I’ve done my best to not let it … Continue reading

TMI Friday: That’s Not A Cat Toy

TMI Friday: That’s Not A Cat Toy

We have a new segment, because what good is a Friday if you can’t get drunk and tell people shit that you probably shouldn’t?! Except I am sharing this stuff with you completely sober! Yay! *     *     *     * I’ll admit it. I pretty much let my kid have … Continue reading

Embracing The Ugly

“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.”  ~ Steve Furtick I saw this quote for the first time as I read the blog of one of my new followers and it has been stuck in my head ever since. I even have it written in … Continue reading