A House Divided

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It’s football season and that’s a big deal in our household.  It makes sense that I’m a Vikings fan since I grew up in Minnesota and it makes sense that The Scottish is a Bears fan because when he first came to the US he lived in Chicago.  It doesn’t matter how long he lives here either, The Scottish will always be a Bears because you do not desert your team! For now we’re teaching the boys to say “Go Vikings!” AND “Go Bears!”  But I’m curious to see if they’ll always root for both teams or Read more […]

Sweet Iced Lattes

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Hi friends, how is everyone doing?  We had a wonderful time with The Scottish’s parents the past few weeks and I will share more when I do a photo-filled blog post of their visit. I also need to write The Wee Two’s three month update.  Can you believe it’s already the middle of June!?! But first I have some musings to sort through. Being a parent is hard. OK, duh, right?  A lot of it is frustrating or terrible (up at night with a baby, toddler tantrums) but most of it is sheer bliss.  And Read more […]

Late Pregnancy in Summer or Winter, Which is worse??

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Ah good question, Stephanie. Why thank you, Stephanie. This is a tough question.  In general, the end of pregnancy is not very pleasant so it’s hard to pinpoint which season is worse for experiencing it.  But having gone through both, I will do my best to reach a conclusion. First off, I live in a land of extreme climate change.  We love our seasons here in Minnesota but the summers are incredibly hot and humid and the winters are freezing cold, very snowy, and seem to drag on forever. Read more […]

Way To Go Weekend: What’s Your Favorite Sitcom?

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Is anyone else ready to be done with this week?  Did you feel like you were slogging through it?  Or did you have to go back to work in between Christmas and New Year’s and you’re sick of hearing about people’s long breaks? The Scottish’s recent week off was a week off for me as the primary care-giver of The Wee One.  It was awesome!  Not to say that this week was bad, but it was tougher.  I’m feeling really tired again and despite my best efforts I’ve been lifting and bending too much. Read more […]

Preggo the Second Time-o

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I love reading those hilarious posts about how different a woman’s second pregnancy is to her first.  It happens to all of us.  We have more time to obsess and plan during the first one and during the second one it’s a blur of parenthood mixed with pregnancy.  Here’s my list of the biggest differences. My first pregnancy we had timed everything perfectly and I was charting my cycle.  I peed on lots of tests and I remember the night before I found out I was pregnant The Scottish and I went Read more […]

DramaLite: Pregnant Lady Down

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Does anyone remember the DramaLite series I started many moons ago?   I know, I barely do too, but it was a series of posts that all shared something embarrassing about me. I find it’s really important to be able to laugh at yourself, and being a klutz, I have many opportunities to do so. Let me set the scene.  I’m out to lunch with a fellow mama friend and her daughter.  We are at a restaurant in the Mall of America.  We are sitting in a booth.  The kiddos have booster seats on the inside Read more […]

This Happy Bathroom

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You know what I did this morning?  I showered upstairs, in the bathroom across the hall. I showered there the day before that and the day before that.  And let me tell you, it has been SO NICE. All the stress of planning for it, having construction workers, dirt, and dust in the house, disrupting The Wee One’s sleep schedule, and the financing we had to do to pay for it were completely worth it!  The value of our home has gone up as well as our happiness levels.  Win win! Let’s get to Read more […]

Our Nerdy Halloween

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The Wee One sported two different looks this year for two reasons, 1) it’s fun and 2) he needed a costume to wear to his party with his fellow toddler friends because his other one didn’t make sense without The Cuz Man. First up, introducing Dr. Wee One. I was able to snap a few photos of him before he headed into post-op to meet with a patient.  He’s a very busy man you know. The Wee One loved wearing his stethoscope, which we all thought he would get annoyed with but no, he he wore Read more […]

GOOD RIDDANCE YOU BLACK PIT OF DEATH

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Oh, does that sound a bit dramatic??  WELL THAT’S HOW I FEEL.  The black monstrosity also known as the biggest whirlpool tub ever also known as our home’s eyesore is gone folks.  It took three adult men most of one morning to remove it but they were successful. I wanted to blog a bit more this week but it has been crazy town over here.  As you can see we’re finally having our bathroom redone and I’m doing really well… complaining about it.  The guys who are working on it have been awesome Read more […]

First and Last Vacation as a Family of Three

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For most people up here in da freezin’ north, a vacation means going somewhere warm, like Florida or Hawaii and sitting on the beach.  For the classic, die-hard Minnesotans it means going to the cabin and fishing, hunting, or just plain relaxing.  For those with extra funds, a vacation is usually somewhere far away like Japan, Italy, or Dubai to experience new cultures. For me, a vacation means leaving my house overnight and eating out as much as possible.  The criteria being simple, and Read more […]