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I'm both scared and disturbed that this needs to be posted on the bathroom door in a place where only adults work.

I’m both scared and disturbed that this needs to be posted on the bathroom door in a place where only adults work.

First crochet project. Infinity scarf. Not bad for a non-crafty newbie

First crochet project. Infinity scarf. Not bad for a non-crafty newbie

Vegan bread. Very, very good. I still prefer Silver Hills but it is very hard to find it locally.

Vegan bread. Very, very good. I still prefer Silver Hills but it is very hard to find it locally.

Home made mango "ice cream". Not as good as gelato but the season will soon be among us.

Home made mango “ice cream”. Not as good as gelato but the season will soon be among us.

My 1-2 punch for my poor feet: Asics GT 2000 and Pro Compression lows.

My 1-2 punch for my poor feet: Asics GT 2000 and Pro Compression lows.

Revealing my inner super hero with my pink Pro Compression marathon socks. Every day of pregnancy feels like a marathon to me.

Revealing my inner super hero with my pink Pro Compression marathon socks. Every day of pregnancy feels like a marathon to me.

Crochet project number 2: beanie. After about 50 failed attempts, I think I finally figured it out.

Crochet project number 2: beanie. After about 50 failed attempts, I think I finally figured it out.

Finished product.

Finished product.

The ultimate in pregnancy chique.

The ultimate in pregnancy chique.

Grotesque amounts of cream cheese on a bagel have been replaced with this on a daily basis. Thank goodness!!!!

Grotesque amounts of cream cheese on a bagel have been replaced with this on a daily basis. Thank goodness!!!!

The makings of granola bars from the Oh She Glows cookbook I bought. The family cannot stop eating them. As soon as my oldest starts school, I'll have to switch to nut-free butter but these will be an every day snack for him.

The makings of granola bars from the Oh She Glows cookbook I bought. The family cannot stop eating them. As soon as my oldest starts school, I’ll have to switch to nut-free butter but these will be an every day snack for him.

Random musings from a First Trimester Pregnant Lady

I’m full of random thoughts at the best of times. I’m pretty sure my poor hubby rolls his eyes in disbelief on a near-daily basis at some of the randomness I share with him. You’d think after all these years, I’d learn to exercise my filter to keep from embarrassing myself as often as IContinue Reading

Mayhem…Wednesday? Taking an unplanned internet hiatus

I’m back!! We had a minor snafu with our internet last week. We had made the decision to get rid of cable to focus more on quality time and less time on mindless couch-denting. We had also decided to switch our land line (yes…we still have one of those) to network into our cell networkContinue Reading

Happy Birthday Fit Boy!

For those keeping score, I did indeed just write a birthday post for my littlest kidlet’s 2nd birthday. Two days later, we are celebrating the oldest. Really want me to blow your mind? My boys were born on the exact same Sunday, 2 years apart. Boom… Dear Fit Boy, Today is possibly your most excitingContinue Reading

Mayhem Monday: Sounding like a Broken Record

Broken record time: Last week…we were sick. Shocking, I know. We started out Monday morning with Fit Boy, who was perfectly fine when he went to bed the night before, waking up with a 101F temperature which quickly became a 103F temp. Oy. So I stayed home with him Monday and hubby took Tuesday off.Continue Reading

Why Living Minimally is Not the Same as Living Cheaply

Since heading up this journey to minimalism over a year ago I’d say I’ve had equal amount of support and scoffing sent in my general direction. I’ve heard words like “impossible”, “stupid”, “not good for my kids” and so forth. I think there is a HUGE misconception out there about what it means to liveContinue Reading

I am a Mom First

There is never a moment of hesitation for me when it comes to family. Nothing…and I mean nothing is more important or takes priority over my responsibilities as a parent. These past couple of weeks have really put that to the test. I’ve wanted to run. Dreamed of running. Tasted the run within my grasp.Continue Reading

10 Random Things About Me

Remember those old chain emails that used to go around? Fill out these questions and send them to all your friends and miraculous things will happen?! Yeah, those. I used to LOVE doing those. Not because I believe in the karma of them (for the record, nothing miraculous or horrendous happened to me as aContinue Reading

My 2014 Focus Word

In 2013, my hubby and I set out to simplify our lives. The main way we decided to do this was to par down the amount of “stuff” we owned. We weren’t out to live in an empty house but we also didn’t want one that was over-flowing with books, toys, movies, furniture and gadgets.Continue Reading

Happy Birthday Fit Mom!! The year that was 33.

As I prepare to bid adieu to 33 and bonjour to my 34th birthday I find myself reflecting, as I often do, on the year that’s passed me by. Most people like to do this toward the end of the year but since my birthday is on the 17th (tomorrow), I find I like toContinue Reading