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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Project Reconnection – My Solo Trip to Hawaii

Y’ALL I’M OFFICIALLY 33 NOW AND LIVING MY BEST LIFE THIS WEEK/END.

My overarching theme for this summer is RECONNECT.

  • With myself.
  • With my fam.
  • With my home.
  • With my friends.
  • With my mission.
  • With my community.
    (That’s you!) My first step in the process is the CLEARING – which is why this solo trip to Hawaii, when the volcano happens to be actively erupting… is total symbolic perfection. (We’re ending the summer with a bucket list fam trip to Alaska… I think that will be the real RECONNECT piece because we’ll be all up in each other’s faces for three weeks 🤪) But for now…. clearing.

While I’m over the rainbow I can clear thoughts / beliefs / old stories and physical tension.

And when I get HOME, no cabinet / drawer is safe.

PROJECT RECONNECTION IN PROGRESS.

What’s your mission this summer?

What / who would YOU love to reconnect to?

Own that goodness here in the comments!

#also: whether you’re in a clearing mood or NOT… join me on Instastories for more of this digi-helicopter ride to an *actively erupting* Kilauea vent (one of the most awe-inspiring things I’ve ever witnessed with my 33yo eyeballs).

I’m missing my boys big time AND also so grateful to have a few more days to enjoy this magic over the rainbow.

Bring on the new year.✨

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