Day 1: WI to PA

Day 1 of our 2021 summer vacation is in the books! Slightly anticlimactic, as the first day of a long road trip usually is. 🙂 It started like this, around 8:45 a.m: Today’s highlights included…. * Driving through parts of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and a smidge of Pennsylvania. * Chicago traffic (not too bad on a Saturday, though!) *…

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Misc., Travel

Day-before-vacation list

Busy busy day today! We leave tomorrow for vacation! Woohoo!! TO DO LIST: ✅ Get up early and pound out some WORK! (check. Was typing away and responding to emails by ~6 am). ✅ 8:30 a.m. super quick bang trim appointment. (done) 🔲 More work!! Data deadline met early (as of Wednesday p.m!)- yay! That’s a relief. I have some…

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Parenting, Podcasts

Quotes on parenting + mental load

I did listen to the Best of Both Worlds episode on Division of Labor & Mental Load the other day, and I found myself nodding along with interviewee Allison Daminger. I was out walking, so I snapped some screenshots to remember particular segments that spoke to me. This is a topic I feel like I would love to sit and…

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Kids, Random, Uncategorized


Today: Today looks like a day I will definitely need to utilize some time blocking. I have several obligations sprinkled in that I need to schedule my work around. We are also closing in on a deadline at work. We need to have the kidney transplant data complete up to a certain point hopefully before I leave for vacation on…

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Life, Summer, Travel

July was packed & pre-vacation week

JULY RECAP First, it is somehow August. July felt like an absolute blur. When I look back at my planner, it’s obvious why. We had family here for 4th of July weekend. Ethan’s birthday and sleepover party with his friends. 2 weekends of swim meets, one including a 3 night stay at my parent’s house + lots of driving. A…

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