Posts By Valerie

ValerieI am a 30 something SAHM of 2. After living as Miss Independent, moving around the Southeast, I met and married my Mr. Right. We decided that we wanted to move out of the city and start our family and are blessed now with 2 very energetic and active boys, luckily with a lot of room for them to play. Troy is 4, Will is 18 months and they keep my B-U-S-Y, and on my toes! I have adult withdrawal during the day so I blog to "talk" about things my boys really could care less about--entertainment, fitness/weight loss, news, their moods, funny things they say, things they do that drive me insane...you know, the usuals

Boys–Oh the Joys….

I do not have daughters, so I don’t know if it would be any different, but since I am a woman (although Will doesn’t think so – as he told me the other day when I dressed up, “Mommy, you look like a girl!!!” Either he’s very confused, or I just really don’t dress up…
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11 months into Healthier Living

It’s been around 11 months since I started my weight loss and overall healthier living – 11 LONG months of exercise, healthier eating, keeping a food diary, plateaus, successes, frustrations….and I can report that it was all worth it! I hit my goal weight this morning. My ultimate goal weight, not just my initial goal….
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Lessons from Kindergarten

We are learning an awful lot from kindergarten – *we* being me and Will, not Troy. Sure, he’s learning quite a bit, but the lessons seem to be more for us than anything (me more than Will though). 1) I am a control freak. Yep. I had an idea I had issues, but until Troy…
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I Did Not Expect This

Well, it’s actually coming. I knew the day was approaching, but until today – Meet the Teacher Day – it hadn’t sunk in fully. I have been very excited for Troy to start school. I cannot wait to see what he learns, how he does, who he becomes friends with… I, of course, am a…
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Aren’t they good little helpers?

The boys love to help me around the house. Usually, it’s wiping down stuff with Lysol wipes, scrubbing the toilet (why they like this, I will never know), sweeping, or vacuuming. Quick disclaimer – as nice as it sounds, I still have to go behind and clean up the mess they leave behind with their…
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Year Round Schooling

Let me start by saying I adore my children. I love them more than anything, and I totally enjoy doing fun things with them. I don’t want anyone to think that I am saying I don’t want to be around them. However, I am starting to think that Year Round Schooling isn’t such a bad…
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Really???!!!

I am sure mothers (and fathers) around the world hear this often during the summer: “I’m Bored! There’s Nothing To Do!” Really??? Shall we take a look… The boys “garage” and “Fire Station” as well as bins of cars and random toys. More trucks, helicopters, balls, books…. Games and art supplies, puzzles (and just junk).
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On this Independence Day….

Please remember all of those who are currently in the service, who have served, and those who have lost their lives serving our country. The sacrifices that the military make for us are amazing and very much appreciated. It is so easy to get lost in the “fun” of the day that we forget why…
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Heartbroken

This has been a very challenging few days – not for me personally, but tragedies affect me differently now that I am a parent, and I feel sick and heartbroken when people I barely know or have never even met are going through tough times. I am truly feeling at a loss this week because…
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What a week!

The boys are at Vacation Bible School all week, and I have been teaching the 3 and 4 year olds (and Will, who refused to stay with “Squeeze” – Ms. Louise, but for some reason he refuses to call her that). It has been exhausting, and I am learning probably just as much as they…
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