Andrea Limke

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I am a native Cincinnatian and thanks to a lot of moving, I know this city pretty well. I grew up on the Westside, attended Walnut Hills High School, and then headed to Oxford for an education degree at Miami University. After a few years in Hyde Park, my husband and I are settled in Northern Kentucky for the time being. One of the great things about the Cincinnati area is the abundance of wonderful neighborhoods, schools and family friendly activities! My husband, Andrew, and I have a son, Aiden (2) and our baby girl, Audrey. We didn’t exactly plan all of the “A” names, but it allows us to keep our family nickname – the A-Team. I am an elementary school teacher, but am on a leave of absence right now to be home with my kids. My days are filled with entertaining my babies, taking way too many pictures on my phone and changing a lot of diapers. Thanks to recent open-heart surgery, I have an aortic valve that ticks (like a clock!), I have ornithophobia (Google it) and I broke my hip when I was 18 (I will never ice skate again). But, I do love photography on my “real” camera, pretending I’m a good enough chef to have my own cooking show and playing outside. I turned to writing/blogging in order to document my family’s journey to better health and as motivation to keep myself on track. You can read more about my personal journey at www.limkelife.blogspot.com. I look forward to sharing the adventure of motherhood with you!

Trapped by Anxiety in the Chaos of Motherhood

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The word anxiety is thrown around quite a bit these days. It seems everyone is struggling with this somewhat nondescript word in a society that is putting more pressure on all of us than...

I’ll Take the Two-Year-Old Tears Any Day

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There are many uncertainties with children, but one thing is undeniably true – two-year-olds cry. A lot. I have one of these precious toddlers and over the last six months I’ve quickly realized why...

My Love/Hate Relationship with Motherhood

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Motherhood. The unique role where you can be blissfully happy one moment and ready to lock yourself in a closet the next. I honestly wasn’t prepared for the roller coaster aspect of being a...

Why I Miss Commercials, Landlines and Dial-Up Internet (A Lesson in Patience)

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The other night I was watching something very thought provoking on TV (I kid, it was The Bachelor), and a commercial came on. We no longer have cable, so my days of fast-forwarding through...

Putting Mommy’s Heart First

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As hard as it is to believe, it’s already February. (Didn’t we just take down the Christmas tree?) Everyone, of course, knows that February is all about Valentine’s Day, but it also celebrates a...

Parenting Lessons I’ve Learned from Fuller House

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So, have you watched it yet? If you’re reading this post, my guess is you are a fan of Full(er) House. Either the type of fan that shouts it proudly from the rooftop, or...

When Mommy is Sad

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A fact you learn very quickly when becoming a mom – kids cry. Babies, especially, cry a lot and as moms we immediately want to comfort them and make the tears go away. As...

A Day in the Life: My Kid is Sick

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It’s 4:30am and I am woken by the sound no parent wants to hear – coughing. And not just a little congested coughing, but the hardcore, we’re now all up for the day kind....

To the Mom of the Crying Kid… Good for You!

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When I think back to my life before children, I often laugh at the naïve thoughts that went through my head. Of course, we are all given this gift of complete oblivion, or else...

You Would Be Five

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When we decided we were ready for a baby, I never considered the challenges. Of course I knew they existed, but those close to me hadn’t experienced (or didn’t talk about) things like infertility,...