Yes, My Husband Is Sexy

Oct 7, 2013 by

My husband is sexy. It has taken him a while to get there, but who cares, he has arrived! He has had some questionable circumstances, made some unseemly decisions, and passed through some awkward phases; allow me to explain the metamorphosis behind his transformation.

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You know the first few months when you are falling in love with someone? Everything your new boyfriend does is funny, everything he says is important; you simply can’t get enough! During the beginning of a romantic relationship you feel passionate toward your partner, you find yourself gazing in awe at his masculine qualities and characteristics. This sense of passion causes a high, and in your sense of euphoria you tend to ignore the nagging idiosyncracies that pop up later in life. You think it’s totally acceptable that someone would have soooo much dust on the dash-board of their beater car and not bother to remove it. You find it adorable that track jackets are considered acceptable dress code for any social event on the spectrum. You are in the early stages of love, everything is great and this man you are passionate about is beautiful.

The Morning Hustle

Sep 30, 2013 by

Awww Monday morning, I am not happy to see you!

After a fun-filled weekend, a restless night’s sleep and over sleeping, I was forced to operate at high-speed this morning to ensure that everyone arrived at work and school on time.

I would say that 80% of our mornings go smoothly. However, the other 20% result in me doing the morning hustle. Rushing, running, and scurrying around to make sure my family gets out the door. For me, it’s not an option to skip components of my children’s morning routine. Regardless of how late we are, they still have to eat breakfast, wash-up, brush their teeth, and make sure their bags are packed with the proper items for school.

When I am in the position of having to cut time out of our morning routine I find it in my own routine. I have several “skips” that I use to squeeze extra minutes out of the morning.

Five Fantastic Firsts

Sep 23, 2013 by

Today my oldest daughter turns 5. I have no idea how that happened! Just yesterday she was a precious newborn baby. Sitting at the computer last night I took a trip down memory lane and looked through five years worth of pictures. We had captured all the big milestones: first bath, first time sitting up, crawling, eating solid foods, walking, first Christmas and first birthday. What stuck out at me the most and made me a big mushy pile of nostalgia were the more subtle firsts. The changes and milestones that happen more gradually and more subtly, which as a parent, you might not cognitively recognize in the moment. Here are five fantastic (and more subtle) firsts from my daughter’s first five years.

1- New Titles

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The Division of Labor

Sep 16, 2013 by

Are you a working mom, a stay at home mom, or a part-time working mom? Do you co-parent or are you the lead parent? Do any of these factors come into play when your household distributes and assigns the tasks that keep things going? Oh, you know; laundry, cleaning, mowing the lawn, house maintenance, grocery shopping, and cooking.

Being the analytic and quantitative thinker that I am the most fair and equitable way to divide household labor would be to determine what percentage of hours each parent works. You both work full-time, easy, the labor is divided 50/50. You work 24 hours your husband works 40…easy, you are responsible for 60 percent of the tasks, your husband, 40. If you don’t co-parent and you are the lead parent your responsibilities should be weighted accordingly, since you have less free time. If your husband is the lead parent you should have extra time to pick up some of the slack around the house.

Weekday Recovery

Sep 9, 2013 by

As busy moms I am certain that we have all experienced those insane weekends where you are running to and fro and are barely able to catch your breath. You know, the weekends where nothing gets done around the house, the laundry pile grows exponentially, and the refrigerator is empty because no one has had the time to go shopping. I am just coming off a bender of a weekend. This past weekend we hosted 60 guests at our home for my daughter’s 1st birthday, we had dance class, two soccer practices and two other birthday parties. All of us are exhausted, but we had fun playing, visiting and celebrating with friends and family.

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Happy 1st Birthday Sawyer!

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