Wanna explore Alaska with me?

Wanna explore Alaska with me? ✨🏔✨

My first visit here was 30 years ago, when I was juuuust a bit older than Dekie.

Random memories include and are surely limited to: the location of staircase at the log cabin, the smell of fish, the outdoor hot tub, the taste of raspberries, the hallway of my aunt + uncle’s house boat, and a big yellow Cheerios box.

TIME TO RESTOCK THE MEMORY BANK!

Just like my Hawaii trip in June, I plan to use Instastories to make a digi-scrapbook while we’re here.

If you’d like to see this gorgeous part of the world through my iPhone’s eyes, meet me in my stories and STAY TUNED 🤗⚓️

Dekie’s airplane dance party is now playing. 😂

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Solo parents are superheroes

Since my husband transitioned from active duty to the reserves last year, it’s been a while since I’ve activated solo mom mode for a moderately extended period of time.

LET IT BE KNOWN: My appreciation for ALL solo parents / primary caregivers, my past self and my fellow milspouses (who would consider this stretch of time a *blink*), and for my own husband grows by the HOUR / fresh load of toddler sheets, whichever comes first.

To those loving on / caring for / mentoring this generation of humans without a second grownup around:

THIS TROPHY’S FOR YOU. 🏆🙏❤️

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We’ve got this

Raise your hand if you ran out of patience with your kiddo(s) at some point today 🙋🏻‍♀️

Raise your hand if you were kind of a jerk to yourself about it 🙋🏻‍♀️

Raise your hand if at least part of you knows that you’re def a better mom than you give yourself credit for … much like the one who’s reading this post and nodding along 🙋🏻‍♀️

We’ve got this, team. A solid dose of humility, some self compassion, a good night’s sleep, a few kid-friendly, education-flavored Netflix shows on deck for backup, and WE’VE GOT THIS. 🙋🏻‍♀️

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re-entry is a B.

Yesterday’s caption (upon arriving home after my ridiculously magical 10ish-day solo trip):

There’s no place like home. ❤️

Today’s caption: Yes, totally, that, AND… reentry is a B. 🙃 .

I’ve spent a good chunk of the last 24 hours asnooze (thanks, husband!).

I’ve also already bumbled my way through a few heart-to-6.5yo-hearts around topics I should probably order / write children’s books on (<< the breadcrumbs are STRONG and persistent).

Lesson: Even an amazing holiday doesn’t guarantee you’ll transform into a super-energized, ultra-patient unicorn of a mother.

What you (we) REALLY need is an imperfect but consistent practice including support, rest, compassion, patience, caffeine, and milk chocolate coconut macadamia nuts.

Amiright, or amiRIGHT?

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Anchor it in.

✨CURRENT MOOD.✨

This week has been a dream sequence.

Part of me feels super obnoxious for sharing it (here in my Instastories + highlights) with extra cheese, but the wiser, truer part of me knows that extraordinary moments like this serve to recharge and sustain us for the everyday.

And so I anchor ‘em in.

In a few days I’ll be back home with my babies and my sexy boyfriend (Chief Daddy has been the real MVP this week!) — but for now they’re fine and I’m HERE, with plenty more magic to enjoy.

Let’s go. ⚓️✨

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