What I'm Talking About

My blog. A compilation of tales from my life as it happens. Every day is equal parts fun and challenging and I want to share it all with you right here in the "what I'm Talking About" category.

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    Merry Christmas Everyone!

    Well, I guess its Christmas time now! My kids have already read and reread the Toys R Us and Target toy catalogs, circling everything they have ever wanted. They also circled a lot of stuff that they don’t even know what it is. They are 2 and 4. The struggle is real. Kids are so funny with toys. It is always so much fun going down the toy isles with them at the store. They get SO excited about everything. You just can’t replicate that amount of joy. They seriously look like they are about to explode with all the possibilities that toy isle holds. Getting them to leave that…

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    Candy Candy Candy Candy Candy

    Soup season is in full effect folks! With all the soup recipes floating around on Pinterest, you’d think I’d be able to find some good options. Is it possible to make a low sodium soup? While salt is delicious and makes things, such as soup, super yummy I am pretty sensitive to it and kind of enjoy my healthy heart and blood pressure… So I will throw this question out to you. What soups are EASY, cheap and low in sodium that actually taste good? Thank you in advance for your ideas! Speaking of health- I am so excited for Halloween! We all have our costumes and fun hair sprays…

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    I murdered my abs today…

    Side note- I don’t think I’ll share these workout posts every time as that would get annoying.. SO sign up for the emails using the spiffy little email thing to the right of your screen. At this point, I think it only works on my desktop site. So go there! It’s prettier than the mobile version anyway! On with the post! I’m really going to feel todays workout tomorrow! I’m not really sure why I’m straying from the Blogilates calendar so much right now. Cassey puts together really organized workout plans every month and I usually love them. For whatever reason, I’ve been into creating my own thing right now.…

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    My Husband is my Hero and here’s why..

    A typical day in the Day house is never typical. It is always different, always challenging, always precious. Everyone (i.e. anyone over 50 who sees you shopping with your kids at Target struggling to get all your groceries and contain your toddler at the same time..) talks about soaking up your children’s youth while it’s here. As if we parents are so caught up in our lives that we don’t see it. We do. Trust me, we see how incredible our daughter is with her wild imagination and goofy sense of humor. We see how sweet and loving our little boy is. We appreciate and cherish every moment. Even the…

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    Our great adventure!

    Oh my god! We’re a real family. Like a real, grown up, family. We do things like go on vacations to great up northy places and go sight seeing. When. Did. This. Happen…. Seriously, when did we turn into a real legit family?! Up until this point, we’ve been pretty focused on having babies and feeding, clothing, changing diapers of said babies. Now we’re doing stuff as a family. We have two kids who function in this world with enough competence for us to be able to go to a place like Tahquamenon Falls and a BEAR zoo without it being a stressful experience. So crazy. Just, so crazy. We…

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    Goodnight Sweetheart

    Do your kids come into your bed at night? Mine will fall asleep in their own bed. They don’t just fall asleep though! They fall into this peaceful, deep, drooling slumber that can only be achieved after the crazy amount of activity they achieve on any given day of the week. They are like this when I leave them in their room for the night. They are like this when I check on them before I go to bed for the night. They are like this all the way up to the minute my head hits my pillow. How do they know!? How do they know that I am finally…

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    Pardon the Belfie

    I just learned a new word! Belfie! It’s a butt selfie. Knowledge is power. If you are following Ourdaysinparadise on Instagram () you’ve been seeing my stretch challenge pictures. Me and the kids are having a lot of fun taking pictures everyday of a new fun stretch pose. It’s great because it gets me in my stretchy clothes and ready to workout! Aiming my phone which is precariously balanced on a tripod and taking a picture from my watch is a bit of a challenge. Especially when my 2 year old wants to grab it every chance he gets! So fun though! I used to get so annoyed that I couldn’t even…

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    Where’s my cocktail!?

    “I’m Chilly!!!!!!” She screamed in an accusatory tone. As if I was personally the cause for said chilliness. In truth, it was a fever causing this chilliness while simultaneously causing the ruin of our action packed weekend. No more BBQs, no more Bonfires with endless S’mores, no more soaking up rays of Vitamin D that my body craves after a long winter. Instead, our weekend was filled with Pedialyte, Disney movies and a quick trip to the hospital. ***Everyone is fine now! It was just a virus.*** Have you ever had a week where you turned to your partner and asked: “Why did we have kids again!?” Yeah…. that happened…

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    Birds are chirping, kids are screaming!

    Oh how I love Spring! Waking up to a beautiful, sunny morning with clear skies, birds chirping and flowers blooming everywhere…makes waking up to a toddler who turns on his tantrum switch the second he wakes up, a tiny bit more bearable. Is this what everyone’s been talking about!? Just screaming and slamming into things over anything? Lucy never did this so I am completely lost on what to do here. He really loses his shit over everything! Right this second he is holding up the buckle on his booster seat at the table and screaming “BUCKLE!!!!!”. Not like a cute scream. A scream that is implying I should be…

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    Run Like the Wind!

    Do you run? Like run regularly? I really haven’t ran regularly since high school Softball. It was always my least favorite part of practice but by the time the season was over, I was in great shape! That was freshman year of high school though which was more years ago than I care to count. So here I am, back at square one trying to teach my body to run again. Luckily, I’ve been pretty into Pilates for the past 6 months which has helped with my endurance levels and muscle tone so that helps a little but yikes! We started Couch to 5k yesterday. Yes, yesterday. So I’m telling you…