Buggin’ Out Over Job Interviews

Buggin’ Out Over Job Interviews

Yesterday I had a job interview.  I’m not giving too many details on the ol’ bloggerooski here because I don’t want any of you loons calling up the hiring manager and being like, “Dude, don’t hire her.  You’ll just been encouraging her Target addiction every time you give her a paycheck.”  I will tell you that the position is in higher education, just like I was doing in Connecticut.  I thought I had a pretty good shot at this job actually.  And my interview with the two managers was going…

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Getting a Handle on Temper Tantrums

Getting a Handle on Temper Tantrums

My adorable, sweet, loving, kind, cuddly Beanie Boo has turned into a total turd in the past couple weeks.  These temper tantrums are becoming more frequent and they seem to be gaining strength so they are much more dramatic.  By the end of the day, I look like I’ve been in a bar brawl.  My hair is a mess from me pulling it out all day long.  My eyes are glazed over in the haze of defeat.  It ain’t pretty. But in the past couple of days, I think I…

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What I’ve Learned: Water Activities Edition

What I’ve Learned: Water Activities Edition

What I’ve Learned is a series on MC that celebrates the small victories in parenthood.  Every day I feel like I get better at being a mom and this series is where I share little things I’m mastering. I feel like at least once a week I am posting pictures of Bean in some kind of water, but you try having an active toddler on your hands in Orlando in the summer.  Unless we wanted to sit inside all day, we have to be around some kind of water so…

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The Sweetest Reason for Divorce

The Sweetest Reason for Divorce

The other morning at 7:30, Bean came toddling into my bedroom.  He had his two golf clubs with him, as always, and he used them to poke me awake.  Then he broke into his big ol’ giggle and started holding his arms (and golf clubs) out to be picked up.  I pulled him into bed with me and we snuggled and laughed and I hid from him while Bean swatted around with his clubs. Super sweet, right? WRONG. Absolutely not sweet. In fact, this is grounds for divorce in my…

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Honeymooners and Amazon Women

Honeymooners and Amazon Women

I’ve been working on the first few chapters of my book as part of my book proposal and it has brought back some really fun memories from the early years of my marriage, including this story from my honeymoon! ************ Unlike our wedding day, the honeymoon seemed to last forever.  We spent the entire time on the beaches of St. Maartin in the Caribbean, some days only moving when we walked out to the water for a dip.  We did venture out one evening on a sunset booze cruise around…

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Making Time for Daddys

Making Time for Daddys

As much as I am loving this time to be home with Bean Man, I am still job hunting.  I used to be really uncomfortable staying home, but part of this whole Bloom Where You Are Planted thing is coming to peace with where I am right now and right now, I’m home during the days.  Actually, I’m getting pretty good at it now!  I’m much better at play dates, I’ve made some really nice friends with other SAHM’s here, and I’ve completely gotten used to being out and about…

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Lions and Tigers and Velociraptors, Oh My!

Lions and Tigers and Velociraptors, Oh My!

Today we had a spontaneous family adventure to the zoo.  I had never been to this zoo before and it was pretty nice.  Kinda of small, but that gave it some charm, I think. What I was not so crazy about was that each animal exhibit was connected by long boardwalks that cut through the vegetation.  And since we got there early in the morning, we were often alone walking on these isolated wooden paths.  All I could think about were alligators and lizards and snakes… And then we saw…

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