Gracie Walks!

Gracie Walks!

This weekend Gracie and Bean went to my parent’s house so that Chris and I could have a yard sale and not have to worry about chasing kids around.  While they were up there, Gracie took her first steps!  I was kind of bummed I missed them, but I’m just so glad she’s starting to walk!  She came home and took a few steps on Sunday afternoon with me and Chris, and at daycare this afternoon they said she walked around a little bit.  But tonight she was walking a…

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Running Questions Answered

Running Questions Answered

Thank you all so much for your support of my new running habit. It is really intimidating to start a new hobby, especially one that is so foreign to my body, and your encouragement and kind words really motivate me to keep going. I promise that I will eventually stop blogging about this like I’m the first person to run in the history of forever, but I have gotten a lot of questions about my running routine over the past couple weeks and I thought I’d take a post to…

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Little Random Confessions

Little Random Confessions

1. I hate wearing pants. I usually wear skirts or dresses to work, and on the days when I absolutely must wear pants (usually laundry days), I take them off the second I get in the house and walk around pantless until the doorbell rings or I have to go out to the mailbox to get the mail. 2. I am in training for a 10k that I am running in November. This has been week one of an eight-week program. I’m doing the training so early just in case…

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Swift Kick in the Rear

Swift Kick in the Rear

I can’t remember a time when my life has been this orderly.  For the past two weeks, I get to work early like always, ready to tackle my to-do list, but I end up sitting there trying to come up with a to-do list.  When I come home, I get dinner going and then begin to look around for the chores that always need to be done, and I find there’s just not that much to do.  It’s the first time I can ever remember being this caught up both…

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Review: Bud to Bloom

Review: Bud to Bloom

This past weekend while I was in Atlanta with my sister, I noticed a sticker on her front windshield that made me gasp, “That’s BRILLIANT!” I can’t count how many times during one of my pregnancies I’d come out to my car, only to find someone had parked so close to me that I couldn’t fit between the cars to get in! It’s embarrassing and frustrating and downright rude! Which begs the question, WHY HAS NO ONE DONE THIS SOONER?!?! As I was squealing and shrieking about the sticker in…

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Spelling Champ

Spelling Champ

A couple months ago, I accidentally stumbled on an article through Pinterest on the things your child needs to be able to do before they enter Kindergarten. Normally, I avoid milestone charting like the plague. They just stress me out, and it’s like Chris says, “Have you ever seen a college student who isn’t potty trained and still drinks from a sippy cup?” But somehow I found this article and was instantly sucked in. Most of the things Bean can do pretty well, like recognize numbers and letters, can follow…

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The Older Kid Diaper Bag

The Older Kid Diaper Bag

**Alright, folks.  This is my last diaper bag post.  I promise!  It’s just been on my mind lately, and I had to blog it out!** Now that Bean and Gracie are getting a little older, the needs of my diaper bag have changed. I don’t really have to carry around bottles and burp cloths and multiple changes of clothes for each kid. Now, my diaper bag is more about entertaining the kids when we are out somewhere. Actually, just this past weekend I cleaned out my diaper bag and repacked…

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What Will It Bee?

What Will It Bee?

This past weekend, I ditched Chris and the kids and hitched a ride with my parents to Atlanta to visit my sister. Ginny and her hubby, John Michael, just moved into their new house, and so they threw a big housewarming party. First of all, their house is AMAZING. If Ginny and John Michael were a house, this is the house they would be. It’s classic and open and warm and perfect for hosting lots of friends and family. I especially loved the front door and porch. I wanted to…

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What NOT to Carry in Your Diaper Bag

What NOT to Carry in Your Diaper Bag

Almost as important as knowing what to carry in your diaper bag is knowing what NOT to carry. When Bean was born, I tried carrying everything he could possibly need in my diaper bag every time we went out. Actually, I have to confess that I carried a diaper bag like that when Gracie was born, too. And the only thing that made me change what I toted around was that I simply couldn’t fit it all in the bag. So I had to readjust. Had I known how easy…

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Se Habla Espanol

Se Habla Espanol

When we were in Costa Rica, everyone spoke Spanish. (Side note: I just re-read that sentence and it is the dumbest thing I’ve ever written. No crap they spoke Spanish…what else would they speak?!?!) Anyway, I remembered how much trouble I had learning a language in school. In high school, my mom made me take Latin because I wanted to go to law school and she told me that Latin was the root of all language – even legal language. I didn’t learn anything. My Latin teacher was also the…

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