When my Anxiety Makes Me Feel Like I’m a Bad Mom

My life over the last week has been very befitting of my blog title. I feel like I'm living in a constant brain fog that I just can't seem to break free from at the moment. I haven't been able to concentrate on much of anything lately, my anxiety has been brewing up a nasty storm inside me, and my list of things I had planned for the girls and I went straight out the window. Some days have been harder than others, but I have tried my best. When the smallest things become the biggest worries... My daughter's last day of Kindergarten was on Thursday of last week. I printed out the cute little … [Read more...]

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It’s a Stay at Home Kind of Weekend

We have been so busy over the past two weeks with birthdays, holidays, and end of school functions, and it has totally wiped me out. Friday I picked Ellie up from school, made a quick trip to the grocery store, and declared the weekend "Stay Home Weekend". We will venture out Monday for a Memorial Day celebration with our extended family, but until then we're staying home and enjoying the weekend at home...just the four of us. We spent most of the day outside while the kids splashed in the kiddie pool or ran around the yard. There were many adventures through the "secret garden" otherwise … [Read more...]

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Migraine Monday & A Lesson From My Daughter

I wake up most Monday mornings with a plan. As I drink my coffee I tell myself this week is going to be different. I'm going to finally tackle one of the many Pinterest projects I'm dieing to do. I'm going to finally clean out the mud room so it can be used for something other than housing junk. I'm going to accomplish something. And like so many other Monday mornings, my week didn't start as planned. I spent most of the morning battling with my almost threenager with major attitude because she thought the bananas I just bought needed to be peeled, squished, and smeared across her bedroom … [Read more...]

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The Cursed Truck That Refuses to Leave The Mechanic and Other Car Woes

Is it really May already? We have had so much going on over the last few weeks that most of April managed to slip right by me. April has been full of vehicle woes I would rather forget anyway. At the beginning of the month the Duramax went into the shop for a new transmission, custom tuning, head gasket, and to find out what was causing it to shake violently. You know, the type of stuff that sucks up your whole tax return and then some in one fell swoop! Over the last month we have determined a couple things. Either the Duramax is cursed, or it loves our mechanic's shop so much it … [Read more...]

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The Wrath of Kindergarten Germs

Have you ever felt like your family was being taken over by germs? That's exactly how I've felt the last few months, and I'm so ready to be rid of all these Kindergarten germs. My 6 year old, Ellie, has been sick the whole school year. She came down with a cold a few days after she started Kindergarten, and the non-stop cycle has continued for months. Colds, pink eye, Hand Foot and Mouth (both strains), stomach viruses...you name it, she's had it. Of course many of the germs have passed through the family, and we have all had a rough Winter. With constantly sick kids, battling my own … [Read more...]

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