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Andrea
Annapolis, Maryland
It's all just MonkeyMama business around these parts...
Interests: California, Sushi, Parenting, Cosmopolitans, Reality T.V., BMA, Creative Alliance, Flip Flops, the Beach, Music, Theater, Acting, poetry, writing, reading, walking, cooking, the Food Network,
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I thought about reverting to old, unhealthy behaviors to lose weight. I have once again let myself get back to a place where I hate myself physically. And when I hate myself physically, I get depressed. And when I am... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at Monkey Mama Lite
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Some days I cry about the little boy that is growing so quickly. The baby who is rapidly turning into a full-fledged independent boy. And I know what people will say. People say to enjoy every moment because it goes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at Monkey Mama Lite
I used to be an early riser. Back in my early 20’s, before I became a wife and a mother, when I didn’t appreciate how truly selfish I could be with my time, I used to get up before work,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2012 at Monkey Mama Lite
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We started “dating” on March 30th, 1994. I have to put dating in quotations because how much actual dating do you do when you are freshmen in high school? We passed notes between classes (notes that I admittedly still have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2012 at Monkey Mama Lite
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We had a blissful family weekend. There are never enough hours in the day, or days in the weekend, to accomplish all of the things that a pesky workweek job prevent you from accomplishing Monday through Friday, which is why... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2012 at Monkey Mama Lite
She is five years older and as a kid, she was exactly who I wanted to be when I too was five years older. She knew everything about how to be cool; from what music I should be listening to,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2012 at Monkey Mama Lite
God I miss blogging. I read others well written blogs, sharing bit and pieces of their day to day and I miss blogging so much that it creates a little ache inside. Most of the time I am inspired after... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2012 at Monkey Mama Lite
I would like to say that we all have it under control over here. We are all frolicking in the happiness that exists in a perfect life where perfect things happen all the freakin’ perfect time. However, my silence is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2011 at Monkey Mama Lite
I feel like all I write about here these days is my resolve to “get back on the wagon” of healthy eating. And to be completely honest, healthy eating isn’t really the problem (although if I’m truly honest with myself,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2011 at Monkey Mama Lite
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We’ve had a lot going on here recently. We are in the midst of medical diagnoses, frustrating insurance companies and doctor’s offices who are too busy to really do anyone any good. And we have had some bad luck with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2011 at Monkey Mama Lite
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PEY’s birth was not the best of circumstances, for sure. David had only been home from the hospital for a week after his horrific stint with pancreatitis. My grandmother had passed away two weeks earlier. And I was exhausted. I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2011 at Monkey Mama Lite
I got stuck in a holiday rut, gave myself a green light to take a little “dieting” break, and then forgot to get back on the bandwagon in January. So now it’s March, I have fallen even farther off the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2011 at Monkey Mama Lite
Just a few days more then 10 years ago, my Papa lost his brave battle with a very aggressive cancer. So aggressive in fact that he didn’t discover it until around Halloween of October, 2000 and he passed away on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2010 at Monkey Mama Lite
In T-minue 5 days, it will be Christmas. And like a little kid expecting Santa, the excitement is building. But the excitement is building for me this year in a much different way. I am not as excited for the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2010 at Monkey Mama Lite
I’m having a day. And it’s all because of the stupid scale that is up an astounding 4 lbs in less than 24 hours. The realistic side of me realizes that something is off, but the frustrated, trying desperately to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2010 at Monkey Mama Lite
It was a typical Sunday. David got up with the baby and I closed my eyes for the extra hour or so of sleep that Sundays promise me. The smell of blueberry waffles drifted up to our bedroom and I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2010 at Monkey Mama Lite
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PEY loves pirates. I'm sure that the love is strongly related to his father's love of pirates. And over the past few months, as PEY has learned his animal noises, he has also learned the Pirate noise. Whenever looking at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2010 at Monkey Mama Lite
There are experiences in life that change people. Experiences that, good or bad, shape the people that we will become. I have had at least a few of those defining moments, or string of moments, that change my path. One... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2010 at Monkey Mama Lite
There is a new documentary out entitled Waiting for Superman. And it is probably premature that I write about it, since I haven’t actually SEEN the movie yet, but I have discussed it, in length with my Mother. I will... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2010 at Monkey Mama Lite
I am currently in a state of exercise confusion. Back at the beginning of August I started running, in the effort to train for the 10k I had registered David and I for. And as we all know, I despise... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2010 at Monkey Mama Lite
Today was our third fatbet weigh-in. And in one month I have lost 5.4 pounds. And I have to admit, that it feels really freakin' good. Back in April I ordered some clothes from Old Navy, including a pair of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2010 at Monkey Mama Lite
Last week, after I successfully defended my Masters Thesis, my Thesis Advisor presented me with a blue MA in Communication from Johns Hopkins t-shirt and coffee mug. It was a pretty anti-climatic experience. But those two tokens of finishing such... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2010 at Monkey Mama Lite
Last night, as I put PEY to bed, I lingered much longer then usual in his chair, with him sleeping on my chest. Bedtime was usually David’s domain. But now that he is back in school Monday through Thursday, weeknight... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2010 at Monkey Mama Lite
Tomorrow is the last major phase in what has been an exhaustive process to obtain my Masters degree. I started the Communications program at Johns Hopkins seven years ago. It seems like it was a different lifetime. When I began... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2010 at Monkey Mama Lite