Category: Life


TV Bingefest

TV Bingefest

Remember when you wanted to watch a television show but you weren’t going to be home during the scheduled time? Before DVR and TiVO. Before Netflix and On Demand. You know, having to grab a VHS tape and making sure that you had your time correct on the VCR. And heaven forbid that you recorded over another show that you hadn’t yet watched! Just me? Surely not. But I do remember that when we got […]

Posted 22 January, 2015 by Trish in Life / 34 Comments
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To Be a Helicopter or Free Range Mom?

To Be a Helicopter or Free Range Mom?

“What are you thoughts on how “on top” of your toddlers/children you should be? Are you a helicopter parent or are you on the other side of the spectrum where the children run free with minimal supervision?” Raise your hand if you often feel like you have no idea what you’re doing. Hopefully I wasn’t the only one who cautiously looked around and timidly raised my hand. Um, because 90% of the time I have […]

Posted 15 January, 2015 by Trish in Life, Mommyhood / 31 Comments
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Inquiring Minds Want to Know

Inquiring Minds Want to Know

On Sunday I opened up the flood gates when I implored you to ask me anything. And while a flood of answers didn’t quite come in (though thank you so much to those who did make a submission and you can still absolutely make a submission), one sweet friend decided to ask me ALL the questions. And then left her name as “Hahahahaha.” Lisa, as promised, here are all my answers: Are you ever gonna […]

Posted 8 January, 2015 by Trish in Life / 32 Comments
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Goodbye 2014. Hello 2015!!

Goodbye 2014. Hello 2015!!

Happy 2015!! To be honest, I’m ready to be done with 2014 and ring in the new year. Not that 2014 wasn’t a good year–it was! But there’s just something about January 1 that feels so new and promising. Unlike other years in the past, though, I haven’t really given a lot of thought as to what I’d like to accomplish in 2015. Likely more of the same as the past two years. They’ve both […]

Posted 1 January, 2015 by Trish in Life / 28 Comments
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Seven Winter Survival Favorites

Seven Winter Survival Favorites

  Winter is upon us! At least for those of us in the northern hemisphere. And baby is it cold outside! Actually, I can’t complain–we had a colder than normal November in Dallas, but we’ve been averaging about mid 50s with some pretty awesome days amongst the cruddy days this December. But, I’m still a wimp when it comes to cold weather. W-I-M-P. I hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhate being cold. This month, the lovely lady bloggers at Estella’s Revenge, Traveling […]

Posted 18 December, 2014 by Trish in Life / 21 Comments
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What Kind of Mom Am I?

What Kind of Mom Am I?

The other day I went to pick up the girls from school and Elle was playing outside on the playground with her friends. Of course she got mad that I was there to pick her up (So nice to see you, too, sweetheart! I missed you all day! I couldn’t wait to see you!), and she started to throw a fit when it was time to leave. Consequently, I grabbed the lunchboxes, picked up one girl […]

Posted 3 December, 2014 by Trish in Life, Mommyhood / 20 Comments
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Random Randomness

Random Randomness

Remember when I used to write Random Rambling posts? I think it’s likely been years – since I wrote – these kinds – of posts and I’m not really sure why I stopped. Sometimes I put too much pressure to write posts with defined topics and sometimes these thoughts float around my head and will never make their way to a full post. Um, I created a new header! I used Picmonkey (which is how I create all of my graphics […]

Posted 25 November, 2014 by Trish in Life / 23 Comments
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Find Your Beauty

Find Your Beauty

  The other morning I was shaving my legs and having all of the bad thoughts. About my spider veins around my knees and calves. My less than muscular legs. My baby tummy. My post nursing breasts. And then out of the shower, the dark spots around my eyes. My graying hairline. As I looked in the mirror I couldn’t see anything that I liked. And this made me sad. On top of the sad I’ve already […]

Posted 12 November, 2014 by Trish in Life / 59 Comments
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Fall Fun and the Girls Right Now

Fall Fun and the Girls Right Now

 Alternate Title: My kids hate smiling for the camera. Unless you looked at a calendar, you wouldn’t really have known that it was fall in Dallas until about a week ago. At least based on the weather. The week before Halloween we headed to a local pumpkin patch and roasted in the 90 degree heat. By the time Halloween rolled around a week later, our temperatures had dropped 30 degrees and we weren’t really sure […]

Posted 7 November, 2014 by Trish in Life, Mommyhood / 25 Comments
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Ireland – Part 2: The Scenery

Ireland – Part 2: The Scenery

Oh Hi. So no, Scott and I didn’t randomly just take a trip to Ireland. Ahem. Two years ago we visited Ireland as a part of a package deal that I found via Travelzoo–I couldn’t pass up this particular deal as part of SceptreTours. We flew to Dublin on a Saturday from Dallas (via Orlando) and arrived Sunday morning. The package included hotels in four cities (Kilkenny, Cork/Blarney, Limmerick, and Dublin), a rental car, air, breakfast each […]

Posted 30 October, 2014 by Trish in Life, Road Trip, Travel / 24 Comments
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