(Kinda) Wordless Wednesday: “Mommy”-napped by the girls!

The kids and I recently got to hang out with two of my favorite ladies, then they “mommy”-napped me for a night out!

Mall with the girls

It’s wonderful to have people in your life who you know will be there forever. It had been a long time since we’d seen each other, Continue Reading…

Girls’ Weekend: A Fantastic Break From Reality

I had the pleasure of having a kids-free weekend with one of my best friends, Rachel (To Hab & To Hold). It was Hubster’s annual camping weekend with his high school friends and my in-laws agreed to watch our kids so that we could both have a very much needed weekend with our friends.

I Continue Reading…

My Surprise Birthday Weekend!

So, uh, remember that time at the end of June when I had a birthday? I forgot to write about the awesome weekend that Hubster and I had!

lake

Do you ever get into a rut, where you’re so focused on the responsibilities in life that you don’t take the time to have some Continue Reading…

Preventing PPD The Second Time Around: Building a Routine

I’m 25 weeks along in pregnancy number two and I’m starting to get a little nervous about history repeating itself.

I’m better prepared this time.  I will be setting up an appointment with my psychiatrist to start medication before delivering Continue Reading…

30 Before 30: #23 Meet an Online Friend in Person

In the past year, I’ve made awesome connections with some really amazing women in the blogosphere.  One of my 30 Before 30 goals was to meet one of them in person.

I met a fellow Mamavation Sista back in August.  I had just pledged to the Mamavation Sistahood and realized that Rachel (@rachhabs, Continue Reading…

Visiting the Wildlife Sanctuary

One of my best friends from college, who actually was the maid of honor in my wedding, lives in our new city.  We decided to meet up yesterday at the local wildlife sanctuary so that C could enjoy the animals.  It was so awesome to see her again after Continue Reading…

We Love Our Home State!

Hubster and I are absolutely loving being back in our home state.  We’ve been able to catch up with many family members and friends.  We joke that in one month of living here, we’ve had more visitors than in the two years that we lived in a neighboring Continue Reading…

When Friends Are Like Family

Last night, we celebrated my friend’s bachelorette party and it was a blast!  I’ve known L and her fiance, J, since college.  J was Hubster’s roommate for two years, before they both got involved in residence life.  L, J, Hubster and I used to have a couple’s Continue Reading…

When Do You Decide To Let Go?

We’ve all had friendships end.  Some end abruptly with an argument, others simply fade.  The ones that fade can be as difficult as the ones that end dramatically.

A couple friendships that I once held dear seem to have faded away.  I don’t Continue Reading…

On Living Far Away

Sometimes it makes me sad that we live far away from our family and close friends.  I wish that we could just jump in the car and attend every birthday party, life event, holiday or random get-together.  We thought a six-hour drive was difficult when Continue Reading…

2012: The Year of Me

Okay, that title sounds rather conceited; but I’ve realized something needs to change after I’ve put everyone and everything before myself for so long.  There are a few things that I want to focus on this year that have been neglected.

I will Continue Reading…

Holiday Prep

Oh, the days when we could hop in the car, drive for an hour and arrive at our family’s holiday celebration.  Those were the days.  Life was so simple.  The holidays were so easy.  This will be the second year that we’re taking a 5-7 hour road trip (depending on Continue Reading…