My Mommy Mind


  • My apologies. I got a little sidetracked last week, hence the lack of posts. Three words: Sons of Anarchy. That’s right. Justin and I have been binge watching SOA. Jax Teller. Gemma. Clay. JT. Who knew I would love a black-leather-wearing, gun-slinging, drug-pushing, biker gang so much? (No spoilers, please. We just got home from Ireland. Seal your lips!)
  • Finn just turned FIVE! In classic little boy style, he announced, “the best part about being 5 is all the presents!” (Superhero party post coming Wednesday.)
  • More and more, I am learning that children are who they are. When Finn and I attended library story time, Finn sat still, took it all in, and didn’t dare sing or dance. Evie, on the other hand, is the queen of the room. She sings the loudest (and way off key), jumps and dances around, and tries to bring the kids just sitting there in on the fun. Their personalities could not be more opposite, and yet, they tell each other they are best friends while hugging every morning, that is of course when Evie is in the mood to do so.
  • As a stay-at-home mom, few things are more perfect than getting the kids down for bed, throwing on my PJ’s and slippers and plopping down on the couch with Justin for 2 hours to watch shows in the evening. Fall programming is back. I’m actually kind of worried how I will devote any time to it with my Sons addiction right now. EEK!

What shows are you most looking forward to being back on air now that fall programming is back in action?

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  • I think I bit off a little more than I can chew. I’m prepping for Finn’s birthday party this weekend, redoing a dresser for Evie’s big girl room, AND stenciling a main wall in our entryway.  And, in true Kerry-style, I started it all over the weekend. Let me tell you: I’m not a DIY/crafty kind of girl. But I’ve decided I’m going to be. I need a new hobby :)
  • So where are we now? The party is ready to rock and Evie’s drawers are done (the dresser itself still needs to be sanded, primed and painted – FOUR COATS!). However, the stenciling is a freakin’ train wreck which has required me to sand down the wall, repaint two coats and begin again. The stenciling. The insanity of detailed stenciling is going to be the end of me. Send help!
  • Finn let me know over the weekend, “you’re the best mommy I ever had…” Sure hope so, kiddo, because you’re not getting an upgrade!
  • Evie’s favorite response to anything lately is, “no, yoooooooou tooted!” Followed by a mischievous smile and laugh.
  • Another Nick’s Sticks sale is here! Through Thursday (9/11), use promo code BACK2SCHOOL to receive 10% on all orders up to $50, 12% on all orders of $50-$100, and 14% on all orders over $100.
  • Fall feels like it’s finally arrived in the midwest.  Sweatshirts, open windows, a shift in decorations. Fall also means a flare up of seasonal allergies for many. I’ve had multiple questions lately about Essential Oils for Seasonal Allergies. The link includes what we do for Finn. Perhaps it will be helpful to you, too!

What’s your (least) favorite thing about fall?

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  • Hoping you all had a relaxing Labor Day weekend!  Is anyone confused by how many stores are CLOSED on Labor Day but OPEN on Thanksgiving and Christmas? Real weird!
  • Anyway…. Justin and I took part in our CrossFit’s workout of the day (WOD) Monday. It was a really fun “bro tanks and sweatbands” workout. And by fun, I mean our outfits were fun. The workout was just not! Well, it was…. it was fun when it was over :)  The workout was “Jag 28:” 800 meter run, 28 pull-ups, 28 kettle bell swings, 28 pull-ups, 28 clean and jerks, 800 meter run. The last 400 meters I was pretty certain I was going to toss my cookies.  I took a little walk break, pulled it together and finished. Whew.  (Notice the height challenges myself and 2 others face. Brutal.)
  • We shipped Finn back off to preschool today. I miss him already, but I know he is ready to be back, surrounded by learning and friends.  He was pretty nervous, I could tell, as he didn’t sleep well and was a little more soft-spoken than normal this morning. Tomorrow morning will be a new day!
  • Hate spiders like me? You’ll love Finn’s latest doozie: “God gave us feet so we could send spiders to heaven. I just smooshed a spider. Part of it’s here, part of it’s in heaven.” So matter of fact. Where does this come from in an almost 5 year old!?!?!

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