Category Archives: Memories

Product Review: Mobidri Towel (And a Half Marathon Recap)

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The Mobidri Stays Tucked Away, No Problem

The Mobidri Stays Tucked Away, No Problem

This past weekend I checked off a major goal, I ran a half marathon! I added this to my list of accomplishments I wanted to have before turning 30 but really, it was about accomplishing it for me. Even if I didn’t make it before 30 for some reason, I still wanted to do that run.

I wrote all about my race on Mumbling Mommy in a post titled Dear Fibromyalgia, I Won!

I’ve talked about my running gear before but for this post, I want to talk about a new addition to my lineup, the Mobidri towel. If you don’t know already, the Mobidri towel is “highly technical, water-resistant on the inner, super absorbent on the outer, thin, lightweight and designed to stay with you.” So it’s a sweat rag, right? That’s what I thought at first too. And then I spent 14 weeks of training with it. This is NOT your average sweat rag.  Read the rest of this entry

30 Things: Topic #12: Describe a Typical Day for You

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Over the next several months, I’ll be blogging about 30 preset topics based on this post. Check it out and take the challenge yourself. And come back often to see more blogs from me.

The Blur of a Typical Day

The Blur of a Typical Day

Shortly after Pink and Purple were born I was contacted by an acquaintance asking if I had any interest in blogging from a twin mom perspective. I had been blogging privately for years before this and since I had only recently started my new gig as a stay-at-home-mom and was desperately looking for an outlet, I gave it a try. Funny, it was basically the perfect fit for me. Two years later I still post twice a month with a wide variety of topics, recipes and rants.

My point here is that through this experience of “guest blogging” (if you even want to still call it that) I have written posts about my typical days. Read the rest of this entry

Life Through Lyrics: Snow Patrol’s Chasing Cars

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Chasing_CarsFor my latest installment in Life Through Lyrics, I bring to you ‘Chasing Cars’ by Snow Patrol. This is a slightly older (a decade or so) song that I fell in love with as I sobbed watching Denny die on Grey’s Anatomy after everything Izzy tried to do to save him. To this day I still cannot wait that episode with bawling.

I revisited this song often during my days of infertility and after my miscarriages when I felt most alone in the world, I blasted it louder than my ears could handle and screamed along to it in my car on the highway. After years of listening to it and using it for every good, bad and ugly moment of my life, it is truly the one song I come back to over and over again as mine. It’s relatable to me in ways I don’t expect others to understand and that’s okay with me. Anyway… Read the rest of this entry

Life Through Lyrics: Disney’s Frozen

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Disney-FrozenEveryone is saying it and I am no different at all. Disney’s Frozen is AMAZING! I could watch it several times a day and still not get sick of it. It makes me laugh. It makes me cry. It’s the perfect example of love and family. It depicts heartbreak and tragedy and loneliness. It pokes fun at the concept of fairy tale endings and true love’s kiss. Seriously, it’s perfect.

But that’s not why I am here. Many a blogger has approached the topic already and nearly all have done it better than I can right now. So instead, I leave you with this:

Lyrics. Read the rest of this entry

A #babywearing Journey: Looking Back at All My Carriers and Carrying Styles

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20140103-192517.jpgI have been wanting to compile this post for a long time. It’s been in my drafts for months. So much of my heart and soul is in this topic: babywearing. I will happily post how-to’s and give advice and answer any questions you may have but for this post is for me, a mom who has worn her babies (who aren’t really babies anymore at all) for nearly five years now. I get strange looks and a lot of comments but I wouldn’t change it for the world. Nothing feels better to me than having my loves so close and warm and safe. And even Princess Daddy will agree, babywearing is extremely practical and convenient.

So here it is… My story in pictures… Half a decade of babywearing: Read the rest of this entry

An Amusing Trip Down Memory Lane #ThrowbackThursday

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485893_354711234615683_1059217915_nMake sure to check out my guest post today on AmateurParenting.com It’s a few love-stricken diary excerpts from my actual 8th grade diary. No editing. Seriously. It’s sure to bring a few laughs out of even the most serious of readers.

Happy reading! Read the rest of this entry

Learn to Use the Cruise Control

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fast-pacedAs I was driving down the highway a few weekends ago, I realized people were flying past me. It was 8 a.m. on a Saturday morning. The skies were sunny and bright blue. The weather was pleasant for a cold fall day. My cruise control was set about 4 mph over the speed limit and still, people are swerving and passing me like there was an emergency. Not just a car here or there, literally everyone. I was in the slow lane even!

It really made me wonder. Read the rest of this entry

30 Things: Topic #10: Most Embarrassing Moments

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most-embarrassing-moments-s-600x450Over the next several months, I’ll be blogging about 30 preset topics based on this post. Check it out and take the challenge yourself. And come back often to see more blogs from me.

This is a tough one for me because quite frankly, I don’t really get embarrassed to the point of holding on to it forever. I’m sure I sat in some pen ink or water or something in my days or put my foot in my mouth or the likewise but really, nothing is standing out. Read the rest of this entry

#NaBloPoMo is… DONE! A Recap of 30 Days

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BlogCan you believe I actually managed to have a post every single day for 30 days? It’s been hard. Hard in the good way though. I am actually sitting here a week before this post will be scheduled putting this together. That’s the best part. This challenge has taught me so much about time management and where I can pull focus from to get things done.

Who knew that coming of age maturity was part of a fun little blogging challenge? ha! Read the rest of this entry