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”

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”

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””

Home is where the heart is…

Never been a fan of that saying, but as a Marine and military brat, I get it. If I am counting correctly, I’ve lived in 21 houses in my 32 years—and that doesn’t include extended stays in hotels, or deployment, or training. I’ve logged about a year on a ship and another year in hotelsContinue reading “Home is where the heart is…”