Hi, I’m Jocelyn, and this is life as I know it… All-American swimmer, Wall St. alumna, mom of 2 incredible little girls, and ready to try something new.

I’m wife to Ryan, Mama to Della and Lana, and lover of life in general. This blog is where I let all the thoughts running around in my head come to life and have their fun. A playground for them, if you will. You’ll get some good, some bad, and maybe some ugly, but hopefully I’ll keep you coming back for more.

Oh, and the name? Scooter is a lifelong nickname from my dad, and Marie is my middle name. Voila!

A little background…

You’d probably like a bit more of a proper introduction, eh?

I’m a Midwestern girl who’s done the bright lights and big city of NYC (yes, i was there on 9/11. right there.) and has come back to her roots to settle down and start a family. I have an amazingly wonderful husband, 2 beautiful little girls, a family that loves me no matter what, and the best group of friends ever. I’m now a Badger for life, and I love, love, love to have fun. Laughter is my favorite medicine.

Being a mom is more incredible than I ever dreamed possible, and I am surprisingly loving every second of it. When Della was born Ryan and I both worked full-time, so we had to deal with the parental guilt of sending our baby girl to daycare. We grew to love the place, however, and became happy with all the instruction and interaction she received there.

That all changed on July 31, 2012. I lost my job and became a full-time stay-at-home mom overnight. Lana arrived in October of that year, so a whole new dimension was added to the game. I’ll admit there were certainly more hard days being home with 2 full-time than there were being home with 1 for just a few months, but I am beyond grateful to have this opportunity to stay home with our children indefinitely right now when they are so young. These little girls have opened my eyes to this world in a whole new indescribable way, and I can’t thank them enough for that.

I am stubborn and incredibly sarcastic, but my sensitive and caring side has come to the forefront much more often since August 1, 2010. I have some of the most random thoughts of any person I know, and my dreams are vivid and bizarre enough to give even the most experienced dream whisperer fits. I love making people laugh, so hopefully I can throw some giggles your way.

So there’s a glimpse into the life of ScooterMarie. Stick around to learn more and see what happens next, won’t you?

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It’s a boy?!?

Ok, yes, here I am, weeks late again with this post, but you’ve probably come to expect that from me by now, haven’t you? And I’m sure most of you know, or have assumed by my absence, that #3 has arrived!!! So, without further ado, here’s the birth story of our adorable #3… *** Sunday morning, May 31, 2015, started off fairly...more

38 weeks

Will this be the last update? … How far along?...more

Almost 4 no more

Seeing as #3 could easily...more

37 weeks

FULL TERM!! And in other news, my fingers have begun to feel like sausages. Excellent ....more

36 weeks

You guys? Almost full term. !?! ...more

33 weeks

Ok, I’m just getting lazy now. I won’t even try to lie about it. If every other week is as often as I can make myself take a picture and sit down here, then so be it ....more

31 weeks

Sorry I skipped the 30 week update last week, which I considered to be a fairly big one, but I am just so tired all the time lately. I know that comes with being in my 3rd trimester with my 3rd baby, but still. I kid you not, if I simply don’t feel like doing something these days, there are very few things that can even get me to attempt to do it ....more

29 weeks

Wednesday marked 29 weeks. Which means next week is 30 weeks. Which means we are on the verge of only 2 months away from meeting this kid ....more

26 weeks

So today officially begins the 3rd trimester I guess? Holy shit. Why do I never feel like we’ve gotten (or will get) everything done that needs to be before these kids have all arrived? ...more

25 weeks

As you will see shortly, our lovely full-length mirror, the only full-length mirror in our home I might add, has suddenly developed a crack all the way across it. I have no idea how it happened. I know exactly when it happened, but the how will elude us forever ....more