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things i’m working on

July 2, 2014

I’m working on Liam’s stocking. It’s progressing very nicely and I don’t think I’ll have a problem finishing this summer. I’m working on getting 10,000 steps on my Fitbit each day. Without trying, I average 7500, depending on how busy we are at work. So to make my goal, I’ll probably have to add in a walk each evening. I’m working on upping my pumping output. For me that means more water and timely pumping sessions. What else can I do? I’m working on potty training Meredith. Actually it’s pretty much done, and it was quick & easy. I’ll share my “secrets” soon. I’m working on making it halfway through Lonesome Dove (the book) by July 13 for book club. It’s a long one so…
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bullet journal update

June 18, 2014

I’ve been using my bullet journal for about three months now. If you haven’t heard of this method, you really should check out the website and the short video there. It’s a really neat method for organizing daily and monthly tasks, events, notes, lists, and pretty much anything else you can include in a notebook. For my journal I’m using a Moleskine Cahier Squared Journal because that’s what I had on hand. I think, though, that I might need more pages if I want it to last for an entire year. If I continue, next time I will also probably purchase a notebook with a hard cover. The squared pages are perfect though. One of the most important parts to…
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day in the life // may 2014

May 29, 2014

Last week I decided it was time for another day in the life. I recorded everything on Instagram, but here it is again all together. 5:37 am : the day begins with coffee. Liam has been awake for half an hour already so I just brought him out with me. 5:45 am : Meredith woke up crying asking to hold me. Now I have both of them on my lap. It’s going to be a sub-par Bible study this morning.  6:04 am : working on a God-centered mindset in the midst of distraction. 6:24 am : morning routine includes bottle prep. I have a helper for everything. 7:10 am : conquered the getting dressed meltdown and are headed out the…
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why i want to blog more, not less

May 22, 2014

You may have noticed that for the past six weeks or so, I’ve been blogging every week day instead of my previous 2-3 times per week. I’ve always wanted to try a more frequent blogging schedule, and now that I have a little extra time in my days I thought I would give it a shot. I’ve been second guessing my decision though. Every time I read a post about why someone is deciding to step back from blogging as often, or as personally, or at all, I think, “Should I be doing this? Am I wasting my time?” I also question whether or not I’ll be able to keep up with this; not that it matters to anyone if…
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a little q & a

May 21, 2014

1. What has been your most favorite vacation to date? Our honeymoon to Kauai was just amazing and a true vacation. 2. Do you prefer big city life, suburban life, or a life in the country? I am most acquainted with suburban life, which I am a fan of in general because you have the conveniences of a city nearby but it’s more affordable, the schools are better (usually), and there is more space. I’ve never truly lived in the heart of a big city but I can imagine that it would have some perks like things being within walking distance and having more character. I also haven’t technically experienced country life, but I did go to college in a…
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