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Blink and You' ll Miss It

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In some weird twisted way, high school doesn't seem that long ago. Sure next year it will be 20 (TWENTY - wait whut?) years since I graduated but I remember it like yesterday. In particular I remember my 8th grade graduation. And all the feelings I had before high school. 
I only bring this up because 3 weeks ago, one day before my 37th birthday, 23 years after my own, we sat in the sun to cheer for Sweet Pea at her 8th grade promotion ceremony.
Talk about a surreal #realmommoment .

It's not the first time she's been "promoted", so there were no tears on my part, but the emotions were still there. The swell in my heart and the lump in my throat as I listened to the ASB president wish his friends, the class of 2020 an awesome summer. 
What the french. Class of 2020? 
It seems so surreal. 
I am not, for the most part, a sentimental parent. I don't mourn the passing of every stage and lament the lack of babies in my life. I am enjoying every part of this parenting sta…

5 Reasons To Vacation With Your Family

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1)  You will discover new things about each other.
Sure you live with these people 24/7 365 but something happens when you get away from home and your normal routine. Things can get a little crazy and if it's a road trip you can guarantee you're going to learn something about one another. And there will be carpool karaoke, because duh. 

2) You get to bend the rules
If you're a super strict/ by the book type of parent you can have an a 'vacay parent personality' and be the fun spontaneous person of your dreams. Let's face it, vacation mom is lot more chill about missed naps and late night treats than mom at home. 









3)  Magic can happen: While there are moments of irritation because, family and plans going awry, there are these moments of magic that occur when everyone is getting along or you can tell they enjoyed their day and you're just like yesss, this is why we did this. Even if it only lasts as long as the tram ride back to the car. 

4) Try new things: We lik…

Confession: My (slight) Obsession With Celebrity Books

One Night Only

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Last night was a little bit like magic. It was the first time in a LONG time that all of my husband's best friends were out to celebrate their other friend. Are you confused yet?
D has 3 best friends. They've known each other since junior high and have somehow managed to maintain their friendships. It's a beautiful thing. And this past week, one of them, my Gemini twin, turned 40. His annual white party is always a hot ticket and basically our one night out a year where we TURN UP, well as much as our 30-something bodies will let us. It's always a good time and y'all know how I feel about breaking out my dancing shoes so I was down. AND my birthday is in a few days (4 to be exact)? I am hella down. 
For as long as we've been together we've gone to this annual party and the cast of characters has changed over the years as relationships come and go. I think the only year I missed was right after I had Baby Ninja because tired. 
But last night, last night somethi…

When Keeping It Real Goes Right

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I don't know about y'all, but lately I've been more into the social media channels that show the real side of people than anything else.  Platforms like SnapChat and FB live or Periscope are fun ways to really get to know the personality behind the brand of some of my favorite online peeps. Myself included. It's hella fun to see people with their kids or do face swaps with their husbands or just put a rando filter on them. I love it all so much. Real is where it's at. 

And we were all reminded of that not two weeks ago when Candace Payne (Chewbacca Mom) went live from her car in the parking lot at Kohl's. That was the most viewed live video on Facebook EVER. All because she was willing to put it all out there and just be her authentic self. The mask…