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”

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”

I Call My Migraine “Karen”

I get migraines. I hate the word “Migraine” so I’ve decided to go with “Karen.” No offense to any Karen’s out there, but it just fits the times If you’ve never had a Karen in your life, consider yourself lucky. I’m fortunate she doesn’t come around too often, but even just once is enough. KarenContinue reading “I Call My Migraine “Karen””

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”

“I Like You Mom”

I love looking at this face when I wake up. I missed so much of this with Emma and with Graycie for her first 3.5 years. Soaking it all in now I think it’s safe to say she is finally weened, but I’m pretty sure she is going to sleep in bed with me forever.Continue reading ““I Like You Mom””