Diapers Forever: A Potty Training Sabbatical

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I feel like I’m wading through a river of piss over here lately.   {Sorry, Mom.  Yes, I could’ve said urine or pee but I’m really irritated right now and ‘piss’ just felt right.} When Chris’ parents moved in they brought their dog too.  We also have a dog; and together they’ve been having a […]

The Pre-Tween Years

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Babe 1 turns the big 1-0 this fall.   Last time I checked, 10 was still very much a little girl; but I can see the changes unfolding in her already.  Her beautiful face is taking new shape.  Lengthening.  It’s less baby.  And she’s much too tall for her age.  So tall, that most people […]

Moving Day

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It was moving day at my in-laws over the weekend. I’m not the kind of person that gets attached to things.  Not material things anyway.  I mean, I’m attached to my kids and to Chris {most of the time }.  But, I tend to thrive on change.  The unknown excites me.  I love to play […]

Paleo Chocolate Cake

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What’s a birthday without cake, right?  I totally agree.  Which is why I was so lucky when Mom made me one last week.  But not just any cake mind you; a Devilish Paleo Chocolate Cake!  Why is it devilish?  Because it’s extreme in every sense.  Chocolate.  Ganache.  Frosting.  Chocolate.  Chocolate.  Starting to get the idea?? […]

35 Years Old {Comfortable}

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Today I am 35 years old.  I don’t feel old though.  More like…….comfortable.  Yea, that’s it!  I’m 35 years comfortable.  In my own skin, with all my personalities, as a mama and a wife; I’m feeling pretty darn good. So, since you so graciously come ’round here post after post, I thought I’d celebrate my […]

How to Plan a Road Trip with Kids

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Today I am being adventurous!  Hopefully as you are reading this, the babes and I {and my mom} are on our way to St. Louis, MO.  A mini road trip if you will.   I’ve never been a fan of road trips.  I find long drives to be a complete snooze fest.  And, if I’m […]

Paleo Plantain Chips

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Have you ever eaten plantain chips? There’s an amazing restaurant in the River Oaks area of Houston called Americas. Excellent food.  Amazing mosaic tile bathrooms {I love bathrooms.  I’m weird like that}. I actually went there for prom and high school graduation {many moons ago}.  Perfect little place for an intimate dinner or special occasion. […]

Week in Review {2}

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{Hopefully you noticed} I took a few days off last week.  My Lil’ Squishee, Babe 5, was Baptized last Sunday and we’ve had family visiting all week.  While the weather could’ve been better, all the babes had so much fun.  We kept them busy visiting some madly wish fave hot spots, and tried out a […]