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Life is Messy

Life is messy. What did Buffy tell Dawn about life at the end of Season 5? “The hardest thing in this world is to live in it.” My kitchen table is sticky. My entire downstairs is covered in toys, Goldfish, and baby crackers. I care but not enough to pick it up right...

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My Favorite Instant Pot Recipes

I can’t tell you how much I love my Instant Pot. Like seriously, I have two!  I toss things in and they come out tasty and beautiful in a fraction of the time. My absolute favorite feature is the sauté button. I don’t need a separate pot to brown my meat or soften my...

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Solace In All The Chaos

My solace from all the chaos of my life is my local boba shop. I get an iced passion fruit green tea, sometimes a chocolate chip cookie or savory garlic cheese bread. I let the kids run amok around the fountain and eating area when they come with me, which they...

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Whirlwind Wednesdays

Wednesdays are the longest days.  Hui.1 has long day at school so we have to be up and ready an hour earlier than the rest of the week.  This is the day I insist Jesse uses his paid family leave on the most so I can get a break.  I have the rest of the week's routine...

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Farewell 2017, With Gratitude

2017 was probably one of the most challenging years I've had in a long time.  With that said, I ended such a long and trying year with family, friends, and my favorite band.  For 2018, I wish you the keys to unlocking the door to all of your hopes and dreams.  It's...

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New Wash by Hairstory Review

This is a review of New Wash by Hairstory and not sponsored or else I'd be posting more selfies. I'm a very busy woman.  I have 4 kids, a household, a husband, and a jewelry business to run.  I don't know how I do all of it and stay sane.  Over the past few months,...

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The Mom Guilt Never Really Goes Away

I really thought I was past the “Mom” guilt with this baby… you know, taking time for myself without feeling guilty, handing her to my husband with a bottle and pacifier while I go take a nap, etc. But there's been a nagging feeling in the back of my head telling me...

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Stop Pushing So Hard

It's hard to stop pushing so hard. I've been wake on and off since the baby woke up at 2am. As she nurses, I doze off in my La-Z-Boy recliner (a.k.a. the Boobie Chair). It's 6:30am. We've dozed and nursed and even had a bottle. I've given up and started putting away...

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The Bigger Picture

What is the bigger picture these days?  There's been so much tragedy going on in the world and all around us, it's almost suffocating.  After all this, how does anyone make it out of bed in the morning?  I've been asking myself that these past few weeks despite waking...

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One of Many Tired Mamas

I'm one tired mama. I am in the the last moments of pregnancy in the sweltering August heat… again. Babies always have their own agenda. Apparently mine love being summer babies. Why couldn't I have a winter baby to snuggle with under the twinkling Christmas lights,...

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An Odd Duck

I was such an odd duck as a child.  During my tween and teenage years, I abhorred the crop top trend and ended up shopping at more "grown up" stores like Express and Talbots.  Express had the cutest broom stick skirts and I was in love with their jeans.  I didn't shop...

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How Does She Do That?

The biggest remark I get about my jewelry is, "How do you do that?  I could never do that.  I would go blind!"  Let's remember something here, I come from a family of nerds.  My father is an engineer, my mother was a programmer in the late 60's, my sister...

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