I am a Homeowner!!

That house I talked about in Playing Adult outside of Ithaca, NY…it’s ours as of yesterday 😃 I am so excited! So many ideas and plans, and there is so much room inside and outside! I’ve lived in 21ish houses, one ship, and multiple long-term hotels over my 32 years (I get a different countContinue reading “I am a Homeowner!!”

Balloons, Poop, and Chopsticks

I’ve mentioned in a few posts that my youngest, G, is a four-year-old wild-child. She’s intense. Kid still licks windows and floors. Also chews on sticks and leaves while asking me how airplanes fly and why plants grow big. She’s smart, determined, but defiant to the max. It’s fun and difficult as a parent. FridayContinue reading “Balloons, Poop, and Chopsticks”

Homeschool, shmomeschool!

My mom homeschooled all five of my siblings for at least a few years. It came up regarding me a few times…I vividly remember threatening that I would move in with my dad if I was pulled out of public school 😆 I loved school. When I had my first daughter I swore she wouldContinue reading “Homeschool, shmomeschool!”

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”

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”

The Traveling Boobs #2: Beaches

I wasn’t a huge fan of the beach until living in Okinawa for a few years. I spent more time on the beach my last year in Okinawa than I had my entire lifetime prior. With kids there are new challenges to going to the beach. Mainly sand…in cracks…butt cracks, front cracks, shoe cracks, carContinue reading “The Traveling Boobs #2: Beaches”

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”

Rainbows, Unicorns, and Motherhood #1

I’ve had some pretty intense professional jobs over the years, but I’ve got to say that none has been as tough or as rewarding as being a mom. The highs are spectacular, but the lows can be rough. Sometimes the highs outweigh the lows, and sometimes the opposite is true. What do you do whenContinue reading “Rainbows, Unicorns, and Motherhood #1”