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Happy 7th Anniversary

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Our relationship has changed a lot this year, mainly in that I’ve gone back to giving Aaron haircuts (ahem, remember this…). But through the craziness that has been 2020/2021 we’ve come together on a lot of decisions, the big ones being 1. we sent Max to in-person Kindergarten (which has...

2020 year in review

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Phew, what a year! At the very least, 2020 was an unusual one, but more accurately it was a dumpster fire.

Quarantine 2020 in numbers

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With the country reopening, I’m setting aside parenting guilt and taking an unedited look at our lives from the past 14 weeks. Summary of the past 14 weeks Number of Amazon purchases: 61 Number of minutes those Amazon purchases entertained the kids: 30 Number of seconds it takes Zoe to...

2019 year in review

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2019 has been a year full of changes. We sold our house and bought a new one, moved to Tennessee, started a new job (Aaron), and enrolled the kids in a new school. But the things I’ll remember the most were the smaller moments: Zoe’s weird obsession with drawing “big...

Any snorers out there?

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I snore. And not the delicate, princess kind of snore you see in Disney movies. The kind that makes you take a step back and wonder where that horrible sound is coming from.

What I’ve Googled Lately

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Max was 2 when he asked “what’s wind?”, and I was totally caught off guard. Luckily, my carefully selected response of “it’s just wind”, was enough. Since then his curiosity has exploded, and so has my ability to secretly google. I’m fairly educated, so naturally I thought I had until...

We bought a house! And on our first night water poured through the ceiling!

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Holy smokes, we bought a house! And on our first night water poured through the ceiling. I wish that was a joke, but according to our realtor (who was fantastic!) and inspector (also great!) it was an unprecedented storm combined with bad timing. We aren’t laughing. So instead of spending...

5 year anniversary

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I can’t believe it has been 5 years since we told our friends we were taking a week off work and came back married! In those years we have laughed, argued, laughed some more and survived an interstate move. If anything is going to test a marriage it is moving...

Status of our move to Tennessee

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When I first posted about our move we were at peak stress, but since then a lot of things have come together. Our house is sold (thanks Christina!), we found a rental in Tennessee and movers are scheduled to pack up our house. The kid’s last day at Primrose is...

Goodbye Virginia, we will miss you!

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We are moving to Memphis! We’ve been sitting on this news for a while, partly because neither of us were ready to acknowledge the overwhelming task of packing up our lives, and partly because … well … Memphis? Just kidding, but seriously send your positive Memphis thoughts, because our current...

2018 in Review

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Was it just me or did 2018 fly by. Here are some family highlights from 2018. We changed 2,604 diapers Zoe’s first year, compared with  2,752 diapers Max’s first year. By the way, both those numbers are a lot less than the number of diapers Google thinks you will need. In...

When a strep infection ends with an autoimmune hepatitis diagnosis

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A few weeks ago my 3 year old nephew, Ryder, went through an incredibly scary health scare that came out of no where. Today, my sister and her husband, Jeff, are sharing their experience. Jeff and I have wanted to write this post for a while, but weren’t sure how...

11 Ways life is different when you work from home

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I recently started working from home full time. While the temptation to stay in pjs is strong, I’ve managed to get dressed and showered everyday. For the record, I didn’t think I’d be bragging about personal hygiene in my thirties. Overall being at home has been great, I’m more productive...

Separation of Immigrant Children: Here’s How to Call your Representatives

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No matter your political affiliation, separating families is inhumane and unacceptable. There is no law that requires families to be torn apart, it’s a Trump Administration policy. If you are looking for ways to help, here is an easy and non-intimidating way to call your representatives. Call your Representatives Calling...

Deliciously Addictive Popcorn to Make at Home

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Popcorn is the quintessential movie-going foods and one of my all time favorite snacks. It satisfies the sweet, salty and anything in between craving. I’ve never made it on the stove but decided to give it a try after I was sent a bottle of Malaysian Palm Oil to review....

4th Wedding Anniversary

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It’s been 4 years since Aaron and I got married. In that time we bought a house, got new jobs, had two kids and otherwise stayed exactly the same (I wish!). Even though life isn’t always a picnic, I’m reminded on a daily basis that Aaron is my favorite person...

When my Mirena IUD perforated my uterus

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I’ll start this post by saying I love the mirena IUD. After getting pregnant with Max while on the pill, the IUD was a welcome alternative. I loved not thinking about birth control and I loved not getting a period even more.