I've been meaning to post about the beginning of the school year and how all that's going and my training and my birthday and everything, but I've fallen down the Netflix rabbit hole and every spare moment I've had has been spent watching Dexter with Mona. Ellexa is LOVING pre-k. She adjusted as well as... Continue Reading →


On the end of summer and not hyping up firsts

I do this thing with birthdays where in my mind, it has to be the birthday person's most special day everrrrrr.  In concept, that sounds great.  But making that happen? Totally impossible.  You can't make every.single.birthday the most wonderful day ever. The pressure is crazy. Unfortunately, I do the same for firsts. I get all... Continue Reading →

On summer snacking

I'm currently sitting on my couch eating chips and pecans out of a bowl that I've hidden under my throw blanket so the girls don't see it because they will inevitably wipe me out of said snacks within the minute.  Horrible, selfish, justified. You know how they say that teenage athletes will eat though your... Continue Reading →

Four and done.

The girls are growing up and I'm finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel and that light doesn't include any more babies. The girls are out of diapers.  They can get basic things like water and snacks for themselves.  They sleep (mostly) through the night and in their own room.... Continue Reading →

So Monika's ACL is torn.  The specialist also thinks she tore her lateral meniscus, but she'll need an MRI to confirm.  She will need surgery to repair both ligaments.  He suggested doing the surgery ASAP. Monika's 15th birthday is in exactly three weeks.  Her quinceañera is four days later.  She is devastated.  I'm a wreck.... Continue Reading →

This and that. Injuries and clumsiness.

Monika messed up her knee pretty badly last Thursday.  I say "messed up" because nothing is fractured, and yet it's still swollen and achy and she is beyond frustrated and I feel helpless because there's nothing I can do to help her feel better.  She's always been my Little Miss Independent and the crutches limit... Continue Reading →

Solve the equation

Mona has a game at 7 on the north side of town and needs to be there at 6:30. Kbob has a game at 7 on the south side of town and needs to be there at 6:50. Two toddlers need to picked up by 5 in order for the previous two events to happen... Continue Reading →

Too emotional to think of a title

Oftentimes, when the girls are being extra whiney and extra needy, I tell myself "It's okay, they won't be babies forever, the crying and tantrums won't last forever," and then minutes later, when the tantrums and crying have stopped, I get sad. They won't be babies forever. I have become so accustomed to life with... Continue Reading →

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