Five Things

1. “When I hear people talk about juggling, or the sacrifices they make for their children, I look at them like they’re crazy, because ‘sacrifice’ infers that there was something better to do than being with your children. And I’ve never been with my kids and gone, ‘Man, I wish I was on my stage right now.’ I’ve never been with my kids and gone, ‘Man, it’d be so great if I was on a movie set right now.’ But I’ve been doing a movie and wished that I was with my kids, I’ve been on tour and wished that I was with my kids. Being with my kids is the best, most fun thing. It’s a privilege. It’s not something I call a sacrifice.” Chris Rock Continue reading “Five Things”

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1. I did a post awhile back about what I packed in my hospital bag to have baby Bea. I read this article the other day about what women from around the world take in their bags. This article highlights just how good we have it in America. Seriously. Some women take plastic bags with them to cover the delivery table, because the hospitals don’t have access to water to clean them in between births. Some women take their own food and cookware to cook their own meals during their stay. We are incredibly blessed. It really made me realize how much we’ve come to expect. I made me realize how much we demand to be served. It made me realize how I might think I’m tough, but I’ve got nothin on these gals.  Continue reading “Five Things”

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1. Do you have plans this Valentines Day? A big date night? Maybe keeping things simple and staying in? We are doing a combination of the two; I have a special dinner planned for Mike and I to enjoy sans the kiddos, and then we are heading out for the evening to hear a musician friend of ours perform. This article has some great makeup tips to help you put your V-Day look over the top. I particularly like the first suggestion of going with major brows and pale pink shades everywhere else. Continue reading “Five Things”

Five Things

1. I’m just the worst at doing my hair. Seriously. The WORST. Someone please come over and help me figure out something to do with my hair other than throw it in a bun. hashtag, I’m not kidding. hastag, please help.

2. According to Vogue, 2016 is going to be the year of the headband. And as an official member of the Blair à la Gossip Girl fan club, I’m super psyched by this news. Say what you want about Miss Queen B, but that girl could rock a head band. I probably won’t be breaking out any headbands of my own, however. I buy them by the dozen but never know what to do with them (see #1). hashtag, hair envy. hastag, still serious about that hair help. Continue reading “Five Things”

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1) I was having a hard time backing up my iphone and decided to admit defeat and ask the google for help. I accidentally typed “how to get my phone back.” GOSH. You guys. Teenagers are adorable. Post after post of kids offering tips and tricks on how to get their parents to return their phone when they are taken away as a punishment. There was even a Wiki, “how to” page, complete with instructions. Continue reading “Five Things”

Five Things

1. His Girl Friday is now on Netflix (the movie, not my blog, but that would be cool too.) It’s such a good movie. Quick wit, fast paced dialogue, and uhh, Cary Grant. Cue cat calling noises.

2. I’ve made a very important discovery, and I’m not sure who to tell this vital information to, so I’ll start here: Paul Giamatti needs to do books on tape. Maybe poetry? His voice! I would fall asleep to that every night. It’s like water trinkling over small, smooth rocks in an enchanted forest’s stream. If you have any suggestions on who I should send this idea on to, please advise.  Continue reading “Five Things”

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-I appear to be in an eating contest with……myself? So far, I’m winning. (Breastfeeding man, it’s serious work.)

-Beatrice’s newborn photo session did not go well. I’m trying not to take it too personally that all three of my kids are incredibly non-compliant. Is it something I did? Something I do? Is this going to be something they need therapy for in the future? Parenting is hard. Continue reading “Five Things”