Why I’m choosing to simplify life and why I’m excited about it!

Life has become a series of competitions and I know I’m not alone in this. There is competition among siblings, friends, neighbors and even complete strangers. My daily drive to work had become stressful because I was in a competition with every other driver on the road…even if they didn’t know it! After reading Present Over Perfect (I really should do a whole post on this book) I realized all of the competition didn’t matter. Why should I care if another car gets ahead of me? Good for them. I am still going to get where I’m going and at […]

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Date Day + A Chill Weekend

I know I’ve said before that most of our weekends around here are pretty boring and ordinary but we’ve actually been working on making the best of them. I’m super excited for October because we have fun fall things planned for just about every weekend. This weekend, however, started on a low note with a visit to the pediatrician. Roarinator has been on antibiotics pretty much since the end of June. She’s had four ear infections and strep throat. This appointment was supposed to be a follow-up to the last ear infection and I was totally expecting good news because […]

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Faith

I have to preface this post by mentioning a blog I have been reading for a little while now called Lovely Little Things, which is written by an amazing and talented woman named Jessica. She works two jobs and is going to school for Speech Language Pathology and still finds time to maintain a blog. She has been such an inspiration to me and her posts were what really turned everything around for me. She talked about slowing down, living in the present, taking time for yourself and so much more that really hit home. Those were the exact things […]

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First Day of Fall

With this being the last day of summer all I can think about is that tomorrow is the first day of fall. I know being excited for fall goes against my desire to live in the present but I think we are close enough…don’t you? So who else is excited for fall? Every year I get so excited for fall and then before I know it it’s gone. This year is going to be different. I’ve been working hard at living in the present and not worrying about perfecting everything. I just want to enjoy everything that fall has to […]

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Smale Riverfront Park

One of the things I love about my city is that we are constantly growing and improving. They recently completed work on the new Smale Riverfront Park that runs along the Ohio River. The park is great for families, runners, young adults and just about anyone else. There is something for everyone. Smale park is a great option for families on a budget. While you may have to pay for parking you can spend all day at the park for free. I would love to pack a lunch the next time we go so that we can relax at one […]

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Judgment

I have been struggling with how to write this post because this is one of the main topics I wanted to discuss when I started this blog. I think the reason it is so difficult for me is because there are so many different forms of judgment. So where do I even begin? Do I start with how moms judge other moms, or how women judge other women in general, or how we judge each other based on material items or how we judge people that are different than us? I will be going much more in-depth and sharing my […]

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First Weekend Recap

It’s a little late but I’m getting my first weekend recap post up! Our weekends around here usually aren’t carefree and fun. Unfortunately, with the hubs and I both working full time our weekends are spent getting things done that we couldn’t get to during the week. So we are usually cleaning, running errands and doing grocery shopping. However, this weekend was actually pretty fun and relaxing even though we did get some cleaning done and of course had to do grocery shopping. It was far better than last weekend. We spent the holiday weekend with a sick little Roarinator. […]

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Happening Now…Life!

This post is not what I expected it to be. I started with the idea for a post about “mom judging” which then turned into a post about judgment in general and now it is about living in the present. But really I think it all goes hand-in-hand, at least for me. So here it goes. I recently read a book titled, Present Over Perfect. I knew as soon as I saw the title I needed to read this book and I was so right! I am a self-proclaimed perfectionist and I was so worried about how others perceived me […]

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The Roarinator

As I’m sitting here writing what I thought was going to be my next post I’m watching a hilarious interaction between the Roarinator and her daddy. Now I do have to explain one thing. The Roarinator is the first girl in the family. My husband has one older son from a previous relationship and we have Bubbadoodle together. She is also the first granddaughter after four grandsons on each side. So needless to say she has everyone wrapped around her tiny little finger. Anyway she was totally working her dad tonight as he was sitting watching football and enjoying some chips. […]

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Authentic

According to dictionary.com the definition of authentic [aw-then-tik] is representing one’s true nature or beliefs. That is what I want this blog to be; a place where I can be my authentic self. Hopefully I can inspire others to be happy with their own, real lives and to stop striving so hard for something that is unattainable. I think it would be easy to start a blog to show a perfect house, prefect life, perfect everything but I believe it is much harder to be real, to be AUTHENTIC. I want this blog to be a place where people don’t […]

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