Don’t Put the Unicorn in Your Nose!

I spent yesterday afternoon in the ER with my youngest. I’ll give you a hint as to why… Exactly! G shoved a unicorn sticker in her nose and we couldn’t see it anymore. “Where’s the sticker now, G?”*points to center of forehead* “wite he-wa”“And…we’re going to the ER.” My favorite part of the trip wasContinue reading “Don’t Put the Unicorn in Your Nose!”

Milkshakes and Meditation

I’m a few weeks into Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) with my doc, working through some trauma from over a decade ago that’s shown it’s ugly head 10-fold the last couple of years. It’s rough. Like I’d-love-to-curl-up-in-a-ball-for-a-few-days-without-moving rough. I can drag myself to appointments because I promise myself a latte at the only Starbucks I knowContinue reading “Milkshakes and Meditation”

The Traveling Boobs #1

One of my greatest accomplishments in life has been nursing my two daughters. Not something I ever thought much of before becoming pregnant with my first. Who wants to think about being a walking, human cow to a chomping, always hungry, amazingly un-empathetic baby? Well, apparently this was totally for me. I nursed Emma forContinue reading “The Traveling Boobs #1”

Morning Time is for Mommy…Or Not…

Me time! Between 70+ hour work weeks, two lovely (but young) children, the hubs, and working out; “me time” was nearly impossible for many years. In recent months, “me time” has been something I have been forced to prioritize—and thankfully, a change in my pace of life has allowed this to work out. I usedContinue reading “Morning Time is for Mommy…Or Not…”

Snapshot Sunday #2

Two years ago this week I was in Colorado Springs for work and took Graycie along so I could nurse at night. My mom stayed to watch her while I was working and a bunch of other family visited too (living internationally means lots of planning whenever you get to go to the states soContinue reading “Snapshot Sunday #2”

Rainbows, Unicorns, and Motherhood #2

This kiddo is so much fun. But with fun, comes wild…and not “she’s just a three year old” wild…like, “I’m pretty sure she’s actually the child of a werewolf and squirrel” wild. She moves non-stop, she’s really LOUD, she throws epic fits (complete with exorcist-style screaming and leg bending), she’s crazy strong, she rarely listens,Continue reading “Rainbows, Unicorns, and Motherhood #2”

The Pimples of my Eyes

Emma asked about the “pimples of my eyes” today 😂 Took me a minute to realize she meant “pupils.” She may not know what to call them, but she was able to tell me some pretty neat facts about eyes and pupils…she’s so smart! I had a medical appointment today that included somewhere around 22Continue reading “The Pimples of my Eyes”

4th First Day of 1st Grade

Yep…thanks to COVID, Emma has had four first days of First Grade. Makes up for no Kindergarten graduation 🤷‍♀️ #1-1st day online in Okinawa #2-1st in-person day in Okinawa #3-1st day online in VA (new school) #4-1st in-person day in VA What a weird year! Love others. Love self. Love coffee. #coffeewithasideofcowbell #coffeeandcowbell #motherhood #momblogContinue reading “4th First Day of 1st Grade”

Silly Saturday #1

The kids spend way more time watching TV and playing on the iPad than I’d like, but sometimes you get gems like this and it makes it easier to stomach 😂 Emma’s parent-teacher conference Thursday was what we expected. She’s exceeding all requirements and is doing exceptional in school. Moving to the other side ofContinue reading “Silly Saturday #1”