Reese Said What!? – Stinky Linky Edition

by katherine on August 19, 2016

On our road trip last week, I turned around to the back seat to take off Lincoln’s sandals for the next stretch of road. I had no idea he had such stinky feet! The second I removed the sandals the car filled with smelly-boy-feet-stink.

Andy and I looked at each other, kinda laughing he rolled down the windows. Lincoln wasn’t phased… I assume because it was his own stink? Rylee was also unfazed, but only because she was asleep. Reese however, was visibly appalled, asking what that “awful smell” was. When we told her it was Lincoln’s feet, she was more amused than than grossed out.

After the windows were down for a few, the smell had seemed to dissipate. As soon as Andy rolled the windows back up we realized that wasn’t the case. So he rolled them back down.

After a few more minutes of trying to clear out the car, Reese, clearly irritated and disgusted, loudly declared, “THIS STINK IS GOING TO BE STUCK IN MY NOSE FOR A LONG TIME!”

She was not amused.

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Pro Tip on Feeding Babies

by katherine on August 11, 2016

I’ve been texting with some mom-friends this week about the challenges of breastfeeding and pumping and the guilt and resentment and “OH MY GOSH WHY AM I NOT MAKING MORE MILK I AM SO SICK OF THIS” of it all. After 3 kiddos, I’ve been there done that.

Ironically enough, world breastfeeding week just wrapped up a few days ago and that post I just linked above I wrote almost a year ago to this day. It’s hard to believe at this time just a year ago I was still nursing Lincoln. It seems like such a distant memory at this point. But I digress…

The subject of that group text always hits me like a ton of bricks because for every 1 mom that’s out there that thinks nursing their baby is a breeze and amazing and a beautiful journey, etc, etc, etc, there’s at least one mom that struggles with it and feels like she has to be silent about it. And it seems like there’s never anyone out there saying “it’s ok! I get you! you aren’t alone! You don’t have to love it!”

And that sucks, right!? Because the internal struggle of breastmilk vs. formula is real. And hard.

For the mothers that are struggling with milk production, or you think there’s something wrong with you because you just don’t love, or even like, nursing or pumping, or feeling guilty for making the move to 100% formula, you are certainly not alone. I’ve shared many of those same feelings.

I would like to share this pro tip:

10 out of 10 doctors agree: feeding your baby is 100% necessary. Recommended, even!

How they get fed is up to you. And only you.

 

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Reese Said What? – FaceTime Edition

by katherine on August 7, 2016

I’ve been in Ft. Worth for work over this weekend and was able to FaceTime with the girls Saturday night when they were spending the night at my sister’s house. 

Me: “you being good for auntie?”

Reese: “yep.”

Me: “what’s your sister doing?”

Reese: “Ry, come here! I’m facing time mom!”


Facing time. I’m still laughing about it. Love that girl. 

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Reese Said What!? – 4 year old edition

July 20, 2016

Yesterday Reese turned 4. Hard to believe, but I guess that’s how time and math work. We had a pretty low key day because I had a softball game that night so her family party is tomorrow night. The first thing she said when she woke up yesterday was, “IT’S MY BIRTHDAAAYYYY!” {Seriously, how a […]

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It’s FriYay! – Pacific North WET Edition

July 8, 2016

It was a short work week… why do short weeks always screw with me so badly!? I can’t believe it’s Friday. If you remember last week, I was looking forward to planning our first camping trip as a family of 5! But now it’s raining and it’s supposed to continue all weekend. So we’re not […]

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It’s FriYay! July One

July 1, 2016

Awesome Things this week include… 1. Lunch with B! It had been far too long. 2. The kiddos wrapped up their last week of daycare for the summer. 3. Playtime in the water. 4. Mojitos! 5. Wrapping up work every day between 3:30 & 4 PM. What an awesome schedule for summer! Fun pics from […]

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21 Months x3

June 29, 2016

Every once in a while I crack open my laptop and go through old photos. Last weekend I used my real camera to snap a few pics of the kiddos playing in the sprinkler. When I uploaded them it sent me down a rabbit hole. I did a little math to figure out Lincoln is […]

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Reese Said What!? – Boss Lady Edition

June 28, 2016

Overall, working from home has been, and is, amazing. It’s perfect for where our family is in life right now. The kids all still go to daycare during the week, but on Fridays (and in summer) they’re home with Andy. That usually means I’m working from my office set-up with the door shut. The kids […]

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It’s FriYay! – two weeks worth edition

June 24, 2016

So I missed last week… that’s why I can never commit to these sorts of things. Par for the course. Last week I spent Sunday – LATE Thursday on my trip to Texas. Friday I spent working most of the day, then when Rylee got home from her last day of school for the year […]

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It’s FriYay! On a Saturday.

June 11, 2016

This is why I shouldn’t commit to things! Already dropping the ball on week 2. If I cared more, I might be disappointed in myself. But as the reigning champ of world’s okayest mom, I’m mostly just… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Anyway. Moving on! This last week was pretty great… 1. It was family filled! Shopping with K2 […]

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