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Rainbows, Unicorns, and Motherhood #5: Wipe the Butts

I love being a mom. Totally my greatest joy. Motherhood is simple—just add all of your raw emotions, jumble them up, and juggle them at full-speed. Occasionally you drop a ball or two and they burst open and everything spills out. Joy, fear, love, sadness, happiness, frustration, anxiety, pride, fulfillment, exhaustion, surprise, amusement, regret, stress.Continue reading “Rainbows, Unicorns, and Motherhood #5: Wipe the Butts”

4th of July Sadness and Celebration

Plan to Plan; Road Trip to Road Trip

I took some leave last month and the girls and I did some traveling. Finally saw some friends and family that we’ve been wanting to visit for a while. Traffic on the East Coast continues to suck, so we ended up spending 30+ hours in the car over the 10 day trip. Arlington, VA-Fire Island,Continue reading “Plan to Plan; Road Trip to Road Trip”

Well, You Failed Therapy

I finished up my Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) appointments this week. I talked a little about it in Milkshakes and Meditation…it was hit-or-miss on days that felt helpful or not, and days that felt rough or not. In the end I was told I “showed some improvements but the results weren’t what they wanted.” IContinue reading “Well, You Failed Therapy”

Playing Adult

I mentioned in Finally a Trip to Ithaca, NY that I couldn’t wait to get back to Ithaca. That happened much quicker than I expected…my MIL came into town last week so Chris and I decided to capitalize on her being here and make a weekend trip up north. There was a house we wereContinue reading “Playing Adult”

Finally a Trip to Ithaca, NY

Took G to Ithaca for a quick trip last week. It’s even more beautiful than I imagined! I still can’t believe I’m going to Cornell! Buying a house is stressful and scary. G and I really like ice cream. I’m totally all-in on this farming thing and I think Ithaca is the perfect place toContinue reading “Finally a Trip to Ithaca, NY”

From Hero to Zero

I’m a Marine. I decided I wanted to be a Marine when I was 12 years old, and I worked unbelievably hard to make it to where I am (more on that in a later post). I put the Marine Corps ahead of pretty much everything else in my life for well over a decade.Continue reading “From Hero to Zero”

Looking to the Future

I had a *feeling normal* moment Monday; went solo to Starbucks, took my coffee into Barnes&Noble, sat on the floor with a coffee and a book…it was fantastic! I was able to sit right between two of my favorite book sections and dig in to some of my future endeavors. Gardening, farming, entrepreneurship, and homesteading.Continue reading “Looking to the Future”

My Girl is in Boy Scouts…

Today I took Emma to her first Cub Scout meeting. Not something I ever thought I’d say. I remember being a little older than her and in Girl Scouts and wanting to be a Boy Scout. I loved my troop, but the boys camped more, and hiked, and it seemed like they did cooler stuff,Continue reading “My Girl is in Boy Scouts…”

Ode to My Migraine (aka Karen)

Ode to My Migraine Named Karen: a Haiku (Written during a few quick minutes of relief) I hate you KarenYou suck; you son of an assGo away quickly

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