Diary Entry: A Week of Doctors

I never enjoyed going to the doctor. This past year I feel like it’s almost a place I go to on the regular. Isla has a stye on her right eye that came up on New Years (Happy New Year, Isla!). After visiting a walk-in clinic that I wasn’t very impressed with, we did drops […]

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100 Baby Challenge

If you have no clue what I’m talking about…please don’t fret. I’m not trying to have 100 babies. In real life. Lately, I’ve been really into the new BuzzFeed The Sims 100 Baby Challenge hosted by Kelsey (Not Chelsea). This is a great series for those who enjoy playing the Sims and watching other people […]

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Update: Comfort Weight

Hello and good morning from my side of the world! This is the Friday update of my weekly blog on comfort weight! If you haven’t read that blog, I suggest you start there! I was a little down in the dumps this week with trying to lose weight, because I didn’t seem to be losing […]

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Diary Entry: Toggling a New Parental Struggle: my ex got a girlfriend.

Nathan and I civilly decided on every other weekend being his weekend with Isla. He can see her whenever he wants and even keep her on week nights when he isn’t working (while I’m in school, we normally go along with the latter). Recently, things have changed. It’s been a lot of stress for me. […]

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Single College Mom

Before Nathan left me I was a part-time assistant librarian, but mostly a mom. I was content. I only had to leave Isla for about 4 hours a day. I couldn’t imagine what I would do if I had to be away from her any longer. Right after Isla turned one, I would have to […]

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Comfort Weight

I’m not exactly sure what the definition of comfort weight is universally, but for me it’s when I get happy and lazy. When Daniel and I began dating almost two years ago, I weighed about 10lbs less than I do now. Even though I’m still technically BMI fine, I’m borderline not. BMI is that Body […]

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Yes M’am No M’am

Do you tell your kids to say ‘Yes/No m’am/sir’? This is one parenting thing I don’t enforce too much, and here’s why: As much as I love being respected by my daughter, I find it hard to enforce the “yes m’am, yes sir” rule (Oh and for short, I’m going to stick with “yes m’am”, […]

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The Journey Begins

Good afternoon (or whatever time it is when you’re reading this), welcome to momlifeandbeyond, where I’ll be talking about the mom life and beyond. I’m excited to be sharing my life with you, reader! I almost want to use exclamation marks behind every sentence. My family is very important to me, as it is with […]

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