My Mommy Mind

  • Justin and I had tickets to the So You Think You Can Dance tour in Ralston, NE, last Thursday. Justin, in case you’re wondering, enjoyed the local brew, Lucky Bucket :) Insanely fun night out!

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  • The following day, we bundled the kids up so my parents and I could take the kids to a local pumpkin patch. They loved it! Finn even did a “made for kids” zip line. Once was enough for that cautious monkey, though. The highlight was the hay rack ride.


  • My dad and Finn raked and jumped in leaves later that day. This is much more fun for the kids, right? All that raking… not awesome!


  • This morning we made the slight error sending Justin off to work with the carseats in his car. I noticed this just as we were about to get into our car for school.  Oh boy. Unexpected 30 minutes to play in the rain. They didn’t mind!Rain

What was the highlight of your weekend? 


My Mommy Mind


  • This wall.  This will is going to be end of me. I’ve made some more progress, but blame this wall from keeping me from you last week. Oye. (#neverstencilingagain)
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  • Finn has school pictures this week. My only goal is that I send him to school looking presentable. After that it’s up to him! The dress in my 2nd grade picture is slathered with toothpaste. Apparently I demanded to wear the green and purple stripped romper despite the white dollop. There was also the awkward middle school years. I think it mostly had something to do with perms and big bangs. Finn’s preschool picture will dominate!
  • Evie has started dropping one-words and one-liners at the most hilarious times. Favorites include, “absolutely” …. “no, yooooooou tooted,” …. “change my stinky buns, mama” …. “thank you you soooo much,” …. “oh no, Christmas is ruined” …. “HO HO HO, Merry Christmas” and my favorite, “I wuv you, too, mama.” Is there anything better than your child calling you “mama?” My favorite name. (Kids are obsessed with Christmas Mickey shows on Netflix.)

What do you most want to see in your child’s lifetime? Serious or funny thoughts welcome. Great class pictures? School lunch overhaul? An end to human trafficking? The Cubs to win? Tell me….


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?