Ready or Not!

The looks on the midwife and chiropractor's faces today made us realize that we should probably get on a baby name poll BEFORE a baby arrived. Alas, that meant that we needed to actually think about names. You know, aside from the random, "Ooh! What about...

Deja Vu

I had an epiphany in mass tonight.  I wish I could say it was of the spiritual variety but it was simply this: Having kids is like reliving parts of high school, but just the painful, awkward parts (a.k.a. ALL OF IT.) Like when your crush would walk in and your...

You’re Only as Old as You Feel

We are 2 months to the day out from our due date and I am feeling it. So, you, know, it was SUPER helpful to have this conversation with Lucy this last weekend. "Mom, can I rest downstairs?" (Read: "Can I go and party out of your site and destroy all I touch?")...

You Go, Girl

  I'm not sure all nearly-15-year-old boys are like ours, but he's pretty stoic. It takes a good deal to get any sort of reaction from him.  That's not to say Max meets the world with a "Meh." attitude, it's just that he tends to be pretty even keel. I would venture...

Ready or Not!

The looks on the midwife and chiropractor's faces today made us realize that we should probably get on a baby name poll BEFORE a baby arrived. Alas, that meant that we needed to actually think about names. You know, aside from the random, "Ooh! What about...

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Deja Vu

I had an epiphany in mass tonight.  I wish I could say it was of the spiritual variety but it was simply this: Having kids is like reliving parts of high school, but just the painful, awkward parts (a.k.a. ALL OF IT.) Like when your crush would walk in and your...

read more

You’re Only as Old as You Feel

We are 2 months to the day out from our due date and I am feeling it. So, you, know, it was SUPER helpful to have this conversation with Lucy this last weekend. "Mom, can I rest downstairs?" (Read: "Can I go and party out of your site and destroy all I touch?")...

read more

You Go, Girl

  I'm not sure all nearly-15-year-old boys are like ours, but he's pretty stoic. It takes a good deal to get any sort of reaction from him.  That's not to say Max meets the world with a "Meh." attitude, it's just that he tends to be pretty even keel. I would venture...

read more

Dress Up

There was a time before I had children, or more than 2 anyway, that I looked upon a parent's choice of clothing for their child as a strict judgment upon the parent themselves.  For the love of Pete, why is your daughter in a leotard and snow boots in the grocery...

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2017 Book List

As promised. . . Will Wilder - The Relic of Perilous Falls - Raymond Aroyo It feels mean and judge-y to admit it, but I am not a huge fan of EWTN's head anchor Raymond Arroyo.  So when Jac announced this audio book for our trek to CA, I rolled my eyes. BUT IT WAS SO...

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