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Black Belt Mama
Most karate Moms just do the commute; this one is a black belt after an ACL tear nearly ended it all.
Interests: tennis, karate
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Posted Mar 23, 2011 at Black Belt Mama
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Posted Mar 18, 2011 at Black Belt Mama
It was inevitable. Despite all the well-meaning people (thank you!) who showed up with coloring books, sticker books, learning books, activities and books in general, Sassy has become quite addicted to the TV during her three weeks of hanging out... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2011 at Black Belt Mama
In August, Big I came to me and made a request. She wanted to quit ju-jutsu so she could concentrate more on swimming. After she failed to achieve county qualifying times for a single event and after missing out on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2011 at Black Belt Mama
On the day I found out I was pregnant, one of the first thoughts that popped into my mind was coffee. How would I live without coffee to get me through the morning and the rest of the day. Sometimes,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2011 at Black Belt Mama
When I was out for dinner the other night, all my friends were ordering glasses of wine or beer. I had ice water. There aren't many restaurants that offer both decaf and diet beverages so I'm pretty much condemned to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2011 at Black Belt Mama
Last night was our annual "celebrate the February birthday girls" night out. It started out with a huge reservation to a hibachi restaurant, which actually went quite well, considering my three days straight of near constant nausea. I think it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2011 at Black Belt Mama
In a span of 13 days, our cat died, I found out I was pregnant, and Sassy broke her tibia. Please tell the operator of this ride called life, that I would like to get off. . . NOW! Hit... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2011 at Black Belt Mama
Last week I was feeling absolutely miserable. After Bear being put to sleep on Sunday, I spent much of the week with puffy eyes and a stomach ache. I started going to bed earlier because I was having trouble sleeping.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2011 at Black Belt Mama
About a year ago, we were told that our cat, Bear, had cancer. They gave us all the options and none of them were any good. Radical surgery when your cat already has heart issues, isn't an option; and so... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at Black Belt Mama
Last week, I realized that my "clicker," also known as a wireless presenter, was missing its USB plug-in-thingy. Yes, technology and I are close friends. Can you tell? Then, I promptly forgot about it. . . until yesterday afternoon. Today... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2011 at Black Belt Mama
I've been taking care of Finny the cat this week while my parents are away on a trip. Tuesday was one of the days I had to go over there, and after the horrible weather we had in the morning,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2011 at Black Belt Mama
I'll shoot you an email.
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2011 on First Responders at Black Belt Mama
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When I know I have people reading who are inspired, it inspires me to keep it up. So thank you! And good luck to you too!
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A couple days ago, Mr. BBM was talking to me in the kitchen when he said, "Your butt is small." I turned around and glared at him. "So, what? You're telling me my butt was big before?" "No!" he yelled... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at Black Belt Mama
Yes it does! Starting Friday!
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2011 on Starting Off 2011 the Right Way at Black Belt Mama
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Like clockwork, New Year's Eve is usually a bad night for us. We don't usually have any plans and so I imagine this great night at home, ringing in the New Year with my husband. I create this whole fantastic... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2011 at Black Belt Mama
I tend not to like shows like "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?," that crazy show that used to be on where girls would like up and wear dresses and people would try to win money, and the latest craze,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2010 at Black Belt Mama
This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Jimmy Dean; however, the opinions and views expressed are my own. New Years resolutions are frequently forgotten about one week into the new year. People often choose resolutions that are too tough... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2010 at BBMReview
Very cute stuff!
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That is adorable!
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On Saturday, I took Big I (who hates her blog name and wants to be renamed asap!) shopping for a dress for her Christmas concert that was on Monday night. I think I probably speak for every mother of a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2010 at Black Belt Mama
I am somewhat of a PJ conossieur. I live in them. Sometimes I never change out of them. I have to be honest though. My PJs aren't always that stylish. I'm perfectly happy in an oversized pair of flannel pants... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2010 at BBMReview
That is an AWESOME idea! Maybe I should do Karls birthday dare thing. . .
Toggle Commented Dec 9, 2010 on On Grillz and Growing Up at Black Belt Mama
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Yesterday, I took Big I to an orthodontist consultation. After dealing with "shark teeth" issues for years and finally having our conservative dentist hand us the referral card, we knew it was time. This post will not discuss how I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2010 at Black Belt Mama