The thing that made me laugh and cry

by Kim on March 20, 2015

So obviously I’m getting a little too comfortable with this no blogging thing. Wow, 3 weeks since I’ve been on here??

I blame the kids. After all, that’s the main perk of having kids, right? When you don’t get stuff done, you just shrug and go “kids!” and people go “ohhhh!” and nod and pat you on the shoulder.


Haha—just kidding. Kind of. Seriously, though, the boys have been conspiring lately on naps. One goes to bed and within minutes (it’s seriously astounding) the other wakes up, and vice versa. So my days have been kind of a blur lately, and blogging feels like a luxurious indulgence. (My rule is to only do it if both kids are sleeping—which isn’t as noble as it sounds, since that’s the only time I can concentrate anyway, haha.)

Yesterday I Googled “when do babies drop to one nap” because I can’t WAIT. I know that probably sounds ridiculous—what kind of mom is excited about less napping?? But Josh is at the age where he won’t nap “on the go” anymore, and he’ll be cranky if he doesn’t get decent Z’s, so we’ve been kind of chained to the house lately. And that would be ok if it weren’t for the whole RESTLESS TODDLER thing…

Anyway! The thing about being MIA from blogging for awhile is that, when you get back, you stare at a white screen and go, “errr…where do I even start?” And often, the answer is: BRAIN DUMP.

So here we go…

–I was on the Gerber website the other day randomly, and I saw this review of pureed peas that made me laugh so hard. Like, before I started crying…



–Still counting down the days to our Florida vacation (30 to go, which is like four blinks in my life these days), but now my primary emotion is slightly less excitement and slightly more…fear. (Still lots of excitement, but you know…also FEAR.)

Traveling with a toddler and baby is just so darned logistically challenging. And who knows what kind of horrific shenanigans will go down on that airplane with these two.

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I’m a preparation freak, so I’ve been devouring every single “traveling with kids” tip I can scrape up from the interwebs. But, of course, kids are totally capable of overthrowing even the most meticulous of plans… *gulp*

It’ll all be worth it when we’re in the Florida sunshine, right??

–BodyFlow teaching is still going well! I’m definitely getting more and more comfortable on stage, but I don’t think my personality is totally coming out yet. It’ll get there, I’m sure.

Oh, and my feet almost always look like this:

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Still trying to get my head around the right/left switch. MY right/THEIR left…

The markings help a ton during class—I can just glance down and say whatever’s on my foot, rather than having to think about what side I’m on and then translate that for the class.

Bonus: people probably assume it’s some meaningful tattoo. Or that I’m a weirdo. Either way is kind of amusing to me, haha.

–My Fit Moms for Life challenge group is officially over. It was a good experience for me, and I was AMAZED by the impact it had on the 9 women in my group. One lost 13 pounds (!), another said she was happier than she’d ever been (!), and all of them made huge strength gains. So awesome!!

We wrapped up the challenge by making a healthy eats cookbook together. Everyone contributed at least 5 recipes they’d found on blogs/in cookbooks that fit the nutrition guidelines we’d been discussing, and then I assembled them all into a giant PDF.

It ended up being 175 pages long!!picmonkey_image (1)

–Lululemon is taunting me again…have you seen their new stuff??

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I’m such a sucker…I even like the dang water bottle, haha.


I was so excited to, for the first time ever, pick my alma mater, Wisconsin, as the champ in my bracket (and like, actually believe that it could happen).



–Mason turns 3 tomorrow!!

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We’re celebrating by (coincidentally) going to a spring “eggstravaganza” event put on by the local Moms Blog. Egg hunts, games, prizes, oh my! (The real family party is next weekend.)

And he’s getting his first BIKE. (!) Big, big happenings, folks!!

Hope you have an awesome weekend! I’ll be back—PROMISE.



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Claire March 23, 2015 at 1:32 pm

We leave Saturday for Florida…PLEASE share your good tips you’ve read! I have snacks, ipad, DVD player coloring books stickers toys packed in my carry on but still know that a 3 hour flight is going to be no thing less than a challenge. But warm weather palm trees and sun will make it all better, right?!?


Jessica @ Prayers and Apples March 23, 2015 at 11:21 am

Yay! Yes, come back – I miss reading! lol :) And that sugar peas thing made me LOL too haha :)
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Giselle March 20, 2015 at 9:52 pm

I’ve been missing you and your adorable kiddos faces :-) I sound like a crazy stalker but I promise I’m not :-)
The Left Right foot notes is such a great idea! I’m horrible at that when I’m teaching.
Happy almost birthday to Mason! Crazy how fast it goes by. Three is seriously so much fun! Did you get him a big boy bike with training wheels or a strider? Ayden got a Strider for Christmas a few years ago and jams on it. We are thinking we’ll get him a big boy bike for his birthday in May if not sooner. No training wheels though :-)
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Kim April 10, 2015 at 3:28 pm

We got him a big boy bike. I thought long and hard about the decision–most of the kids in our area seem to start on striders too, but Mason’s a very (VERY) cautious kid, and I didn’t think he’d be comfortable with something he’d have to balance himself. He’s still too nervous to try the real bike, so the whole thing might have been a mistake–ugh! Hoping he warms up to it over the summer. :)

Speaking of stalkers, I’m on your blog constantly. :) I’m terrible at commenting because I’m always speed-reading on my phone during nursing sessions :) but I’m definitely there all the time!!


Jade March 20, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Yes, I also look forward to the days of less naps. It is weird because on one hand I’m still very obsessed about sleep making sure it is the right amount, but don’t want it to impinge on the daily life activities!

Also, that sugar statement, too funny, of course they wouldn’t recommend that product!


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