Stitch Fix Me

As many of you know, I had my first experience with Trunk Club a couple weeks back. It was pretty fun, but probably not for me as the prices are a bit too high, unless of course you don’t mind spending $200 on a pair of jeans.

Because I’m not made of money and as my dad always told me money doesn’t grow on trees, I decided to try something I could control the prices of, which led me to Stitch Fix. I filled out the fun questionnaire in full detail including my preferences for how I like my tops to fit, sizes of every garment they could think of (again the bra sizes only go up to 40DDD – not for those of us who have actually had a proper bra fitting and know that there aren’t many women who actually wear a 40DDD), what my life looks like at work and outside of work, what my family is like, the fun things I like to do, and whether or not I’m looking for night out looks, casual, work wear, or special occasions. Continue reading

I Just Started Running…

So, I’m about to be 40. Well, in about 7 months, but still.

I’m looking at 40 and it’s staring me down. I’m counting the gray hairs and feeling the cold in my bones. My back hurts, my ankles hurt, and I’m not as skinny as I used to be. Honestly, I’m fairly comfortable with how I look (not to say I couldn’t stand to lose a few) but I know I’m not as healthy as I could be. Continue reading

Life’s a Beach

So today I’ve spent about three hours trying to write.

I’ve written a few paragraphs and then deleted them. That’s not what I wanted to say. Then I wrote a couple sentences and didn’t like those. Out they go.

I’m stymied. I’m stumped. I’m apparently out of words that mean something besides what I’m currently writing. I’ve never been without words. Those that know me, know that to be truer than true. Continue reading

Fat Be Gone…For Good!

So, a while ago I promised all of you I would keep you up to date with my weight loss battle.  But I didn’t.  I didn’t continue posting, and I also didn’t lose another pound.  Not. One. More. Pound.  BUT.  And here’s the important part: I am going to lose this fat.  I have changed my mindset.  I am not worried about the scale, I am more concerned with the fat surrounding my middle, top, and bottom.  I have a plan…and I would love if you guys would all come along with me. Continue reading

Play Group Isn’t Just for Your Kid

For a while now, our family has been part of a play group that is for our kids with special needs and their siblings.  We’ve been going for about 8 months or so.  It’s always on the second Sunday of the month, thus our name: Second Sunday Play Group.  It is this group that is always there for us, and we for them.  It is this group of folks who have made us realize that you can’t bury your head in the sand and hope all of your kids’ issues will just go away.  And it is this group that has shown us that no matter what, there is always something for which to be thankful. Continue reading

Mama Needs a Brand New Bag!

Gosh darn it, mamas, something’s gotta give around here!  I’ve dipped into some sort of funk.  I’m pretty sure my yoga pants rolled their eyes at me when I put them on (yet again) and didn’t do any yoga (yet again) last week.  I’m not doing a very good job of taking care of myself right now.  We’re eating out too much. I’m not exercising nearly enough and, frankly, I’ve let myself go.   Continue reading

It’s Okay, Mommy Brought the Magic

As most of you know by now, I have 4 kids and three of them have special needs.  We see LOTS of doctors in several different locations.  We’ve been seeing lots of doctors for lots of years.  Add to this that my children have lots of anxiety and lots of sensory issues and, as you might guess, I’ve endured lots of headaches from watching my babies suffer lots of meltdowns.  Luckily, through lots and lots of trial and error, I have found some things that really help all of my children get through doctors appointments with far less stress (a lot.)   Continue reading