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5 Pet Peeves About Flying

As I mentioned, I am now at Blissdom.  After arriving Thursday via an early flight, I was reminded of some of the annoying aspects of flying.  Rude people, lack of legroom, and expensive merchandise didn’t make it onto the list today. (Video) Oh and I forgot to talk about how to handle


Close Encounters of the Possibly Paranormal Kind

I don’t think I’ve encountered anything more chilling than an unexplained object falling on my face in the middle of the night.  When it happened, I tried to come up with a logical explanation, but there just wasn’t one.  It was just too bizarre that I had to believe it was ghost


Random Life Update – October 2012

While I give you glimpses into my life all the time, sometimes it feels like there is just so much left out.  Sure, every week I give you an update on my pregnancy, but there’s more going on than just that!  Also with the September Sprinkles event there were a lot of


I Have Gestational Diabetes Again

In the near future I will share some helpful information about coping and managing gestational diabetes, but right now I just need to get my thoughts and feelings out. This is where I take advantage of the therapeutic benefits of my blog. Quick run down in case you aren’t familiar with all


Mama Said There’d Be Days Like This

Crappy days, tired days, lazy days, bad hair days, toddler won’t let me work days…. Okay so my mom didn’t exactly tell me what kinds of days I’d have in life, but she did tell me there will be “those days.” I seem to have “those days” a lot right now. Days


What Will Be the Impact of Baby #2?

I must admit I’m relieved to no longer be keeping Baby #2 a secret from all of you. I’ve almost slipped up in a few posts (like talking about car seats!) about the baby on-the-way. I’ve also been very anxious to start blogging about my second pregnancy. I started this blog about


My Daughter’s Dolls Are Nudists

I used to think it was funny and a bit odd to see people out in public and their child holding a naked doll. Now, we are one of those families. Do you see the topless doll in her hand? I felt weird trying to photograph her dolls without their clothes so


Just a Few More Days… #TheAvengersEvent

I can hardly believe my (first!) trip to New York is in just a few short days.  Early Friday morning I’m leeeeaving on a jet plane…. and won’t be home until late Sunday evening.  While I’m still nervous about flying without my husband and dealing with anxiety over being away from my


Am I Ready to Leave My Baby for the Weekend?

Once upon a time before having kids, I imagined wanting to have kid-free nights… as often as necessary and possible to keep me sane. To have ME time. It didn’t take long before I discovered I don’t often want kid-free time. Maybe “off of my lap” time, but not “completely out of


It’s Work to Take Off of Work

When I worked full-time, I looked forward to time off yet the return from vacation was always a major downer. Cases continued to be assigned evening I wasn’t there, deadlines approached, emails and voicemails piled up, and it was hard to trust that your coverage person worked as thoroughly as you on


Why Must Everything Happen While I’m on the Toilet?

It’s one thing to have no privacy anymore while trying to go to the bathroom, but it also seems to be my daughter’s prime time for getting into mischief. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had mini heart attacks while doing my business. The first thing is just my daughter’s


VLOG 3: Cutting Your Hair Before Family Photos is Not Advised!

Here’s another video chat with Rissa and I, though Rissa takes off to get into things off camera once she’s said her piece.  Oh, and when I say “yesterday” I’m referring to Sunday since this was recorded Monday afternoon.   (Video) Here’s the link if you want to check out my review


The Tale of Twin Kitties

About a month ago, Rissa became increasingly attached to her stuffed kitty, Peaches. She likes all her stuffed animals, but has a few identifiable favorites. I think I’ve discovered their pecking order and Peaches is certainly at the very top. She goes through stretches where they are inseparable. While she was super


VLOG 1 | Checking In

Well here we go, our first official vlog. I do apologize for the low quality, but hey, it was still fun to record! Rissa enjoys watching it too. If you have a moment, please enjoy a little chat with us! It’s mostly me rambling about wanting to vlog, a bit about Rissa’s


As Our Parents Age…

I’ve been having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that my parents are aging. When you’re little, you pretty much figure mom and dad will always be there. Perhaps my ponderings have increased and the denial ratched up a notch due to my dad’s cancer diagnosis. I suppose one


Have You Seen the New ‘About Me’ Video Yet?

I want to do more video reviews and posts (vlogs) because I think they add a nice variety to the blog.  Plus, some reviews seem better with action shots, right?  What better way to set the tone for the new year than with improving my about me  information? If you haven’t stopped


My Continuing Love/Hate Relationship With Aunt Flo

Taking a moment for an old fashioned ramble post.  Hope you don’t mind? I have news…. The elusive Aunt Flo has actually stopped by two months in a row!  It kind of makes me happy and wondering if my cycle is getting back on track.  The crazy unpredictable periods honestly drive me


When NBA Jam Was the Coolest Video Game Ever…

While visiting with my parents recently, we chatted about some humorous blasts from the past. My dad brought up “when Darcy beat the boys at basketball” so it was fitting to share today! So, let’s take a little trip down memory lane, back when I was a very rare species: a female


Nap Time is… When?

My daughter continues to amaze me, though she can frustrate me at the exact same time.  It’s quite the accomplishment!  But, overall, I am utterly amazed at how well she generally goes with the flow.  While she is certainly mama’s girl and daddy’s girl, she does extremely well when our schedule and


When the Holidays Aren’t So Happy

I have a confession… I don’t really like Christmas. *gasp* Hear me out. It’s not the holiday itself but this time of year is full of very strong memories and emotions for me. I try to do things to make others happy to mask my own sadness.