Category: Daily Life

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The Life and Times…

You know, I never intended to be internet famous. But, here we are again. My blog post about Henry accidentally getting locked in the hot car is resurfacing just in time for Hot Car Death Season. (That should not be a thing…) Today it appeared on Love What Matters and on Scary Mommy! You may have noticed that I haven’t been blogging much since that post originally went viral. After years of sharing my life with the interwebz I hit some...

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Life with Twins…

I haven’t had time to write here very much recently. Since my blog post about my son accidentally getting locked in the car went viral I’ve had mixed feelings about sharing so many intimate details of my life with the internet at large. I’ve had my fifteen minutes of internet fame and it was…um…interesting? Hah. Life since my twins were born has been a bit chaotic. The twins cry ALL the time unless they’re nursing. Whew! You’d think fate could cut...

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Birth of the Womb Raiders: Words and Video.

Sometimes in life you are blessed with things you don’t ask for and never thought you would want. I distinctly remember telling my mother that discovering I was pregnant with twins would be one of my worst nightmares. Two babies at once, no freaking way I would want that to happen! And of course about a week after that I discovered I was pregnant with twins. I spent weeks, yes weeks, crying in horror. Not because I didn’t already love both...

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When Morbidly Obese Angry Cats Attack…with Urine. (And Vacation Photos!)

It’s 3 a.m. and I am awake googling the words, “How to remove cat urine odor from a bounce house.” Based on the results, or lack there of, I am fairly certain I may be one of the sole unlucky humans to ever google this phrase. In case you’re wondering, you can power wash a bouncy house. I know, because I did it using soap designed to clean mildew off of siding. In case you are also wondering, while pressure washing...

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I would never forget my child in a hot car…

Does your toddler or preschooler know how to get out of a car when the doors are shut? Why is this not something we talk about? Why isn’t it a thing we teach our kids, like we do with fire drills? Tonight I realized my son, who will be four in just a few days, couldn’t open the car doors from the inside by himself. He’s strong, he’s big for his age, and he’s smart. But the door handle didn’t open...

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Spring Break Pictures

We went to Kentucky to visit my parents for spring break! This is a tank at the park near their house. Rosie and my sister Hannah… They are so clones of each other! I tried to take nice pictures of the kids in a pretty field, but the only time we had to go to the field was when it was windy with huge clouds alternating blinding sun. I’ll have to dress them up and do pictures in Ohio later, when...

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Tons of Pictures from February…

The kids with their cousin Lucy! The girls went to their cousin Lauren’s birthday party in Prestonsburg the next day with the in-laws. I think the girls had a blast at the party. These are pictures my FIL took there. While they were gone we visited with Tyler’s granny. It felt good to be back in Kentucky where everything is familiar. People smile at you, hold doors open, make friendly small talk, and their accents are soft on your ears. Columbus...

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The Fire Inspection.

Today was our fire inspection. Yesterday the fire inspector called me and left a voicemail. My first, immediate thought upon playing the voicemail was that I had just missed a call from Captain Holt. Captain Holt is from the TV show Brooklyn 99. Random YouTube Video of Captain Holt: I was kind of nervous/excited to see what this guy was actually like in person today. I was also extremely nervous we weren’t going to do something right and then fail the...

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Ada’s Big Birthday Surprise!

I realized that I never posted the pictures and video of Ada’s big birthday trip! Her birthday was in April. I’m a little late. My parents took us to Newport Aquarium because they have a program where you can pay extra to meet the penguins up close. Ever since Ada was tiny she has loved penguins! It actually started when she was less than a year old and we went to the same aquarium with my parents. Ada saw a stuffed...

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The Mantis. AAAAH!

The reaction people have to insects humors me and baffles me. My kids included! Henry and I are excited when a cool bug shows up. The girls? Horrified. And I don’t know why because we’ve lived in a cabin the woods surrounded by tons of bugs, they’ve grown up with me marveling over insects all the time. Why are they so terrified? It’s definitely not due to lack of exposure or the way they were raised! Rosie says that when she...