What SAHMs Don't Understand

Before I start, please know that in writing this, I am NOT attacking any situation a mother is in. We are all in this together, but motherhood looks different on all of us....more
I think the best of both worlds would be working part time. If I could afford it, that's what I ...more

On Changes and Feeling Lost

I feel like this is going to be one of those days where I just write and see where it goes... so bear with me if I ramble.  (By the way, does it bother anyone else when people say "bare" in this phrase instead of "bear?"  Drives me crazy, but so many people do it that way that I looked it up to make sure I was doing it right.)Told you I was going to ramble....more

Signs You're a Girl Mom {toddler edition}

 Deciding if you would pierce your daughter's ears as a baby was a big decision.There's lots of pink in your house, intentional or not.She is obsessed with shoes....more
My two-year-old has the exact same sparkly Toms ;)more

Weight Loss Update and Fall Goals

It's been a while since I talked about my weight loss.  Honestly?  It's because it really stalled this summer.  It's just one of those things, I guess - a lot of things tend to fall away during the summer, and for me, that just happened to be what it was.That and those pesky delicious white chocolate M&Ms I had to stop buying.  Seriously, addicting....more
Great post.  Last year I started losing 50lbs on my elliptical but after job changes gained 10. ...more

Well Endowed.

This is NOT a sponsored post.  These companies have no idea I'm writing about them - they're just ones I personally love and have purchased from!Today I'd thought I'd take some time to talk about a particular issue of mine.  It's one I have to deal with every day.  I have to carry it and support it every day of my life, and one I've had since I was about 12 years old.  It's my chest....more

Recent Reads {Summer 2014}

I've been really into reading lately, and had a few books I can't seem to put down. Our library system has a great selection of ebooks, and I've been reserving them on a regular basis so I always have some reading material. Unfortunately, my system has now backfired on me and I have 6 books to read in the next 3 weeks! I always love seeing what other people read and enjoyed, so I thought I'd share my recent reads with you!...more

The House Hunt

So I know it's Tuesday and I didn't show up here yesterday.... but I had a three day weekend, so I figure that's allowed.  We began the house hunt this weekend.  My mom came up on Saturday morning to watch Abbie while Chris and I went out to look at houses.  We met our realtor in Manassas at 11am to start looking....more
Good Luck to you!! Buying a house is such an exciting time!more

Stitch Fix #2

My second Stitch Fix arrived yesterday, so I thought I'd share it for oh hey Friday...you know, because it IS five things (so convenient)!  Want to see what I got?ONE Tucker Mixed Print Split-Back Tank...more

Thursday Thoughts

So, I had two different posts planned for today, but they both fell through.  Why?  Well, because of the US Postal Service.  1 - My Christmas in July gift from Courtney got lost somewhere in Roanoke (but you can see what I sent Sara and Kiernan here!).  2 - My Stitch Fix was supposed to arrive yesterday but is instead arriving today.  Seriously, USPS, get your stuff together....more

On House Hunting

So, it’s Monday.  It’s also the 21st of the month, which means Abbie is NINETEEN months old today.  I also realized I never posted her 18 month update, even though I took the pictures.  Oops.  I’m kind of glad I forgot until now about her 19 month pictures – She was in a pretty grumpy mood this morning (actually, we all were), so they wouldn’t have turned out too well…but then again, when can you catch a good photo of a toddler?  They just move too fast....more