As we’ve been settling in to a new place, there have been remarkably few bumps in the road. The kids have adjusted beautifully. The house is great, we’re slowly making new friends and getting plugged into our new community.

But this weekend, we hit a wall.

We had several epic meltdowns about seemingly inconsequential things. We ended up talking a lot – about how this has been an incredibly stressful few months and that its ok to cry and have a little meltdown once in awhile.

I think now everything is doing well – but I’m sure its not the end of the bumps in the road.

I think we need to cut ourselves a little break and let ourselves recover a bit longer after this summer.


We’re full swing in activties here. Dance, music lessons, running, clubs, Sunday School… and I’m a soccer mom again.



The pup is doing well. We had a few rough days last week, but he is definitely making progress! We’ve still got a lot of work ahead of us, but I’m seeing the light at the end of the tunnel… although it probably has dog hair on it.


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Melissa is founder of Girlymama and co-founder of the mom fashion blog, All Things Chic. You can also find her designing blogs at Eliza Grace Design and on Twitter as Melissa Angert.


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    Misty says:

    The dogs worth it! hang in there… I know it can get really frustrating, but once you’re past the adjustments and he fits into the groove of your family- the thought of NOT having him will take your breath away…