Happy Hump Day #2

It’s spring break for Emma so I’m teleworking all week trying to give Chris a chance to work in-between my appointments. I really wanted to get the kids out of the house yesterday evening to look at the cherry blossoms around the neighborhood, so I posted a wear-a-Halloween-costume-and-walk-the-neighborhood-while-doing-a-scavenger-hunt meet-up because that’s what made sense 🤷‍♀️Continue reading “Happy Hump Day #2”

Teleworking with Kids

If anyone is curious, this is what teleworking with a small kid looks like. On telework days I rarely get much done. I usually set the goal to turn my computer on by lunch…that’s what my work-life has turned into. Not complaining though. I went from 60-80 hour work weeks, 100-150 emails a day, andContinue reading “Teleworking with Kids”

Rainbows, Unicorns, and Motherhood #4: Birthdays

I love event planning. The most stressful events to plan? My kids’ birthday parties. No joke. Those were more stressful than high-budget events, fundraising events, or events attended by hundreds of people. I wanted it to be perfect for the birthday girl, and also for the other kids, and also for the adults… I’ll startContinue reading “Rainbows, Unicorns, and Motherhood #4: Birthdays”

Slap Party for All!

You ever just want to slap someone? I know I’m not a the only person who feels that way more often than not. As a Marine, I can tell you that we are actually not a service full of crayon-eating-body-building-dumb-as-a-box-of-rocks meat heads…but there are definitely a few. And they tend to work in billets thatContinue reading “Slap Party for All!”

Monday Music #3: Can’t Not Sing It

Some of my most vivid memories of my dad are of him singing and air-drumming music while driving me and my sister the 8-10 hours to his house to visit. Lots of song that come to mind when I think about these memories, but the one I can never change if it comes on theContinue reading “Monday Music #3: Can’t Not Sing It”

Rainbows, Unicorns, and Motherhood #3

One of my “things” is vacationing. I love to travel, vacation, and staycation. My kids have stayed in more hotels than most adults. Some of that is because of my work, some of that is because we enjoy vacationing. Sometimes you really just need a change of scenery to decompress. Except when you mix myContinue reading “Rainbows, Unicorns, and Motherhood #3”

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”

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”