Adulting

Being a grown up is hard, this is how I have found it…

Face for radio – Dalin Oliver {+ Ticket Giveaway}

My husband and I are really different, I guess it’s why we work so well. We like different music, different movies, he’s introverted… I’m not. You get the gist. So usually when one of us wants to do something fun – for say a date night. It usually means compromise. Because we inevitably go to watch some new DC or Marvel film he’s been wanting to watch for ages. (more…)

The crappy side of motherhood – Saying no!

This last week Emilie was invited to a sleepover. Very spur of the moment. Literally Wednesday she came home from school and said “Mom, my friend “so and so” is having a sleepover on Friday..” she lets her voice trail off while she is figuring out exactly how to ask me questions she already knows the answer to. I was very calm as the easy answer to this would be “no”.

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Deflated and you? {Life lately}

Do you ever feel like a balloon after a party? You know where you and your family have been flying high for the entire party and you kinda feel like your batteries are flat. You’re trying to stay afloat but eish man, you shiny self feels for being on the ground. So you just sink a little lower and allow yourself to let gravity pull you down. Until eventually you start to get smaller and smaller and the air within you just seemingly gives up. Yep, that is me today.

deflated

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You got engaged – a letter to my best friend

My best friend got engaged. ย We had suspicions but nothing could have prepared usย for it actually happening. You know when you are so happy you cry. Ok so I am a crier anyway, but elated is not enough to describe the joy I have for this soul. She called on me at her engagement get together to say something when everyone was making toasts, and words left me… words left me. Now I sit here, with a heart full of words to say and no one to say them to.

engaged

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My husband quit his job, and started his own business. Introducing Ootrey!

ootreyOotrey” he said. That’s what I’m going to call my business one day. I think he continued speaking but I had just switched off by this point. The way I understand it, one day is the place you put all your hopes and dreams for yourself and your family. The place you go when you dream of when things are ideal. (Which as we all know is never). When he told me about it I honestly never thought we would be here. Chasing dreams and all that. (more…)