Piss and Vinegar

It seems like everything in my house has been tinkled on. I’m doing the kids laundry at least twice a day and sopping up tinkle from a couch or chair cushion.

Potty training was going well. She seemed to pick it up pretty quickly and when there were changes in her routine she only had a few accidents before she got back on track. Then we got back from CA and she got lazy and sneaky. She would just tinkle on the couch and try to hide it, she would try to change and put her wet clothes in the shoot without me knowing, and no matter how often I physically put her on the potty and made her go she would still tinkle on everything.

I was so tempted to go buy pull-ups. I had them in my hand at the store and a little voice told me to stay the course. So if it seems that I am not posting as often you know why. I’m elbow deep in piss and vinegar.

But she’s pretty damn cute though….



I maintained in May

The month of May consisted of planning a garage sale, cleaning out the garage, and setting up the home gym. I got a few work outs in but not many and I wasn’t consistent. We also had a little potty training regression with our little one so that has been rough. I am really surprised at how well I maintained given the stress and lack of sleep throughout the month.


I picked a different sports bra and shorts this time. Trying to change it up! The weather has certainly warmed up here and I have been doing well with my workouts over the last week. I’ve gotten 3 in so far and plan to do at least 4 a week throughout the month.

This was me this morning:


What you can’t see is my little one working right along with me. When I took my shirt off she did the same and was doing push ups with me. I could hear her yelling “go mommy go” as I sprinted (let’s be honest there was no sprinting) up a hill with a 14# medball and she ran right along side me as I made my way back up the drive. This was the perfect motivation for me. Having my little girl see me doing this and trying to mirror it. Teaching and showing her how to live a healthy life is my job and dammit I had a proud mommy moment today!

What habits are your kids picking up from you? What are you showing them without even knowing you are teaching them? Is it good? If not how can you change it right now… Don’t wait, do it now!