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Reluctant Mother Attempts #Happylifetweaks

So, it’s frequently cold and dark in these parts this time of year.  Whether you have children or not, the weather might leave you feeling a little glum. I’m certainly hearing from several of my “mom friends” that the winter is starting to wear on them mentally, emotionally. . .parenting feels harder. . .motivation is lacking. . .chores feel wretched.
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Can You Just Leave My Placenta Alone ALREADY?!

Shee-us . . . I’m so sick of this pregnancy. It doesn’t have anything to do with the fact that I haven’t had booze in at least 27 weeks. It’s not the poor sleep or the fact that I’m certain this kid somehow manages to stick his arm OUT of my uterus into the birth canal at least 16 times
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What I Do When I’m Not Here #2

  It’s kinda’ lame to start off with a bunch of pictures but we’ve had a busy weekend and I’m rushing to get some things caught up so here’s another installment of “What I Do When I’m Not Here. . .” 1.  The Boy’s Room – FINALLY!  Some serious progress.  We aren’t done but with the shelves installed, things are
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Boy or Girl?!

Friday, we have an ultrasound.  I will be 18 weeks and a few days pregnant at this one.  So I would imagine we’ll learn whether we are having a boy or a girl. Curiously enough?  I don’t care.  In fact, several times in the past couple week, I’ve even forgotten about the appointment entirely. I thought I might care.  Maybe
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Because I Need To Get Something, ANYTHING Finished

Oh mah word!  This place.  Our house is starting to look like an episode of Hoarders.  And it’s not because we have a ton of stuff.  It’s because I can’t seem to find the time to get said stuff organized and put in its designated places. Of course, I thought I had all this time to get my act together
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“I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant” The Reluctant Mother Edition

All of you regular readers are well aware I’ve been complaining (probably ad nauseam) about my second pregnancy.  It’s been much more difficult physically than the first.  In fact, to be perfectly candid, there have been multiple occasions when I deeply regretted our decision to get pregnant again. And all along, I’ve had the nagging feeling something was wrong. .
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Hey Everybody, Mac Learned a New Trick!

This kid of mine. . .I’ll tell you what, there’s no limit to the places he’ll go in this world! He clearly has the perseverance and stamina to pursue even the most difficult of challenges. He’s unstoppable! And that is exactly why he has me positively insane. Thanks to his ingenuity and relentless pursuit of things he shouldn’t be touching,
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I Am NOT Your Child’s ENTERTAINMENT!

Yesterday, we did what we always do:  Took a long walk in the park and went to the playground. Before I get to the point of this story I just want to mention I was THRILLED to see that the Spot-A-Pots are back in the Park.  A sign of spring as sure as the Eastern Phoebes, Golden Crowned Kinglets, and
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April Fool’s Jokes. . .And a Toddler

  I love me a good April Fool’s joke.   All the years I was gainfully employed, I had plenty of opportunities to partake in April Fools Jokes.  It started early in my working career at Wendy’s.  In fact one day wasn’t even enough for all the jokes we played upon one another to pass the time.  There were faux
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Reluctant Mother Is Tempted To Sleep With Another “Man”

Those eyes!  That hair! My heart beats a little faster when I think about him. He’s cute! Charming. Smart too. Should I? Should I give into my temptation and just do it? It’s sooooooo tempting. No one has to know.   Maybe just once? One time? I could cuddle him so hard! NO!  NO!  NO!! What am I thinking? STOP
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