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Stay safe. Have fun. And celebrate with the ones you love! Looking back at this picture from last year, it’s hard to believe how much older Moosh is! And that it’s been a WHOLE YEAR since my sister-in-law visited us from Denver! Though we won’t all be together this year, we’ll still be going to a parade and celebrating with family (my sister this time!).

Have a great weekend, friends!

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  • My pants started to get tight prior to even finding out I was pregnant. Which totally made sense once I found out I was pregnant. However, that happens FAST with a second pregnancy! Dang! People weren’t kidding!
  • Morning sickness that lasts all day and taking care of a crazy ass toddler is hell on Earth. I know it shouldn’t last forever, but when you’re in the thick of it, it’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
  • I’m trying to figure out HOW my boobs are going to get even bigger as pregnancy progresses and then after delivery. HOW is that even possible!?
  • Speaking of boobs, I have to wear two sports bras — TWO!! — when I run.
  • And speaking of running, I actually have continued to run. With Ari, I could barely walk without peeing myself. But this time around I’m staying active. In fact, walking/running intervals has been the one thing that reduces my nausea. Walking is definitely the easier of the two. Sometimes running makes my stomach churn. Yuck! However, I have run TWO races since finding out I was pregnant — a 5k and an 8k.
  • I can’t put words together into sentences. Mom brain has kicked in mega hard and mega fast. I couldn’t remember the word WHEELCHAIR. Instead? Instead I called it “a big person stroller thing.” Yep. That happened. With someone who didn’t know I was pregnant. And I didn’t even know them well. Suuuuper.

More updates to come. Oh and blog posts that aren’t about pregnancy… Once I can get my pregnancy brain wrapped around the English language again. Ha.

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weekly mantra //

June 29, 2015 in mantra

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I’m not going to lie — it’s been hard to see past a lot of what’s going on, which has mostly been full of sickness. I haven’t been able to function, let alone get out of bed and go to work. It’s been downright hellish, actually. But yesterday I felt human for the first time in months! And I cleaned the house for the first time in weeks. WEEKS! No joke! It felt good to be awake and productive.

So I’m making this my mantra for the week. I’ve been pushing to keep a positive outlook by keeping negative people out. And I’ll continue to do so by ‘singing a song to the world people can dance to.’ Thanks, Kid President. Wise beyond your years!

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Number 2 // January 2016

June 27, 2015
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Surprise! 

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because parenting is hard.

June 26, 2015
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The other day on Facebook I shared that I called my kid an asshole — and meant it. And I started thinking about all the people I likely pissed off; all of the moms (& dads) who would never dare call their kids an asshole, let alone share it on social media. But truthfully? They’re lying. […]

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Luau On The Lake // Giveaway

June 23, 2015
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Summer in Cleveland is a festival-goers dream! And this year I’m excited to attend (again!) the 10th annual Luau on the Lake to benefit Shoes and Clothes for Kids, on July 25th at Wendy Park on Whiskey Island. One of the major changes from last year is that there are now three different levels of tickets: […]

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weekly mantra //

June 22, 2015
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No other words necessary. I always go into Monday mornings nervous, anxious, and doubting myself. But I shouldn’t. That makes me my own worst enemy. So this little reminder? I need it today. ♥

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Zippity Zoo Doo // A (Late) Wrap Up!

June 16, 2015
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A lot has been happening in life lately. I kind of alluded to the fact that things have been kind of crazy around here. More on that later (sorry). But a week and a half ago I had a chance to kind of set all of that aside and went[ to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo […]

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weekly mantra //

June 15, 2015
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Truth. I need to remember that I can’t be responsible for everyone’s happiness. ♥

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weekly mantra //

June 8, 2015
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Without going into too much detail, this completely resonates with my life right now. I’m not trying to be vague, but making my health, family and happiness a priority is of utmost importance! You should, too, friends! Happy Monday! xo ♥ ♥

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