Mama said…

mama said

While it so nice to be able to report on the great days of Mommyhood, I think it’s equally important to share the less-than-stellar days, the ones where I know I am no longer in the running for Mom of the Year.

Today is one of those days.

Kevin is just a few short weeks away from turning FIVE.  (WHAT)  Desmond is almost 17 months.  (WHAT)

Seriously, where did the time go?

I don’t know if there’s a full moon or if this is just par for the course for their stages of development, but they are both DRVING. ME. CRAZY.  And I feel like I am quickly losing my mind.

I hate yelling.  It makes me feel small and mean and… sad.  It doesn’t help anything.

But what is a parent to do when their children only want to scream, melt down, and disobey?

We needed a change of scenery, so I took them outside.  It’s not crazy hot, and my Casper skin needed some Vitamin D.

So today during Desmond’s nap time, I am taking 30 minutes for myself and working out.  It’s all I can do.  I need the rush of endorphins.  I need to block everything out.  I need a BREAK.

Then I’ll reward myself with a cup of tea and get to work.  Fingers crossed he sleeps long enough to get everything something accomplished.

Inhale in.  Inhale out.  Sweat it out.  Glass of wine.

Namaste ❤

DIY: Cold Brew Coffee

cold brew

I do my VERY BEST to not buy coffee out.  But when Dunkin Donuts rolled out their new cold brew and I got a taste… FORGET ABOUT IT.  But at almost $4.00 for a large, I just couldn’t do it.  It adds up FAST! Continue reading

Waiting for that Epiphany


Long time no post, eh?

You know those quarter-mid life crises where you know you’re in a transitional period and there’s SOMETHING you’re supposed to be doing with your life but you can’t quite put your finger on it so you try out a bunch of different things and none of them work out so you end up feeling like a failure and totally discouraged?

Yeah.  Me, too. Continue reading

The Strangest Pillow I Ever Loved

You know when you go to sleep at night and you just can’t get your head in the perfect position on your pillow?  Almost like you found THE spot, but your head keeps falling to the side and won’t stay put?  And then you wake up in the morning with a sore, stiff neck?

Yeah.  Me, too. Continue reading

DIY: Makeshift Entryway Rug


With some things in life, I know exactly what I want.  But when it comes to home decor, I am incredibly indecisive.  I’m always borderline on whether I actually like something or not.  And for some reason, an entryway rug has been a HUGE decision process for me.  I know, I know.  #firstworldproblems
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