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”

The Traveling Boobs #3: Flying

Graycie will be four in just a few days! She has quite the travel experience so far…and since we haven’t flown since she stopped nursing a few weeks ago, all of her flying was as a nursing child. Nursing made life MUCH easier for me while traveling because if she’s was going nuts I couldContinue reading “The Traveling Boobs #3: Flying”

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”

Snapshot Sunday #4

Our only family trip back to the states while living in Okinawa was in November 2018 and included time at Disney with my family. I love black and white pictures of fireworks! Love others. Love self. Love coffee. #coffewithasideofcowbell #coffeeandcowbell #coffee #momblog #travel #disney #fireworks #photography

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”

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”