Showing posts from January, 2015

Year in review/ New Years / the ramblings of my inner monolouge

I did not send out Christmas cards this year.  I do feel pretty badly about this, because A) 42 people sent them to me and B) I never really got feeling too Christmassy this year, and now that it's over I have regrets.  I figured I would do a year in review here, for anyone who was interested.

Now that Christmas is over and we are into the New Year, every one is making resolutions and plans for a "great" new year. Now that I have the timehop app I realize I've been in this ridiculous rut for... like... ever!  Thanks to social media I can tell you exactly what my resolutions for last year were.

Lose 100lbs

Get on top of my finances

Work out at least 4 times a week

Stop drinking soda

Be a better wife/mom/friend et al

As I sit here in my extra large pajama pants, drinking a diet coke, while avoiding answering the phone for fear of actually talking to the collectors, I realize I may have fallen just a teense short of these lofty goals.

The Eagle family review

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Raising kids who aren't dicks

20 years ago we had this great idea that we should start a family. Being 20, and completely stupid  I thought "hell yah"! This should be cake right?  Off to the store to buy cute little baby things, it's going to be so fun!!! Then the baby is born and reality sets in. If you're like me, then comes the one after that.. then the next one, then the one after the last "last" one... et al.. but I digress.

When you are first handed your little fat smooshy ball of baby, you have dreams of grandeur.  You are going to be the BEST mom/dad ever. Your kid is going to be smart, and funny, and popular, and a athlete, and probably know 11 languages, and that's all before they even start kindergarten... and then once more reality sets in.

We all want the best for our kids. While I have no issues at all with your (or my) child being any of the above mentioned fabulous things... what is really the most important thing that we can instill in our kids?  If you ask me it…