If You’re Wondering How My Whole 30 Is Going

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Shitstorm

Last week ended in a literal shitstorm.First, there was all kinds of crazy stuff going on with the selling of the house (the bold is the best I can do to communicate the doomsday music that plays in my head every time I think about it). Then there was a very long conversation with a student loan company, wherein I spent over an hour trying to convince the woman that just because our income is too low to qualify for an income-based repayment program, that doesn't mean paying the balance in … [Read More...]

Conversations with the Ogre

The Ogre: "What's wrong?"Me: *sob* "Nothing. I don't want to talk about it, because I really need to be a grown-up and just learn to deal with my own spectacular failures at life, and everything."The Ogre: "..."Me: "Plus, you won't be able to fix it because it's my own stupid fault."The Ogre: "...:Me: "Fine! Lincoln pooped in his underwear and then I drank some whiskey. I totally ruined the Whole 30! On the second day!"The Ogre: "Well, you better pour me a glass of … [Read More...]

Conversations with the Ogre

The Ogre: "What's wrong?"Me: *sob* "Nothing. I don't want to talk about it, because I really need to be a grown-up and just learn to deal with my own spectacular failures at life, and everything."The Ogre: "..."Me: "Plus, you won't be able to fix it because it's my own stupid … [Read More...]

A Miraculous Machine

YOU GUYS.A man just came to my house and brought me a machine that washes my dishes for me.Sounds crazy, right? But here's proof:Truly, there is nothing like spending nearly a month without a dishwasher to make you realize that we live in the future, and it absolutely is all it's … [Read More...]

Surprised by Joy

I don't even know if this thing works anymore, but I'll give it a try.Hello, BlogLand! I'm alive and all. Sorry for disappearing. I have a litany of (actually valid) excuses, but none of them really matter as much as this:The sweetest and most adorable baby ever born.Really, I … [Read More...]

Stormageddon Ascendeth

Introducing Isaac Christopher Charles Alexander, born on Thursday, January 21 at 1:03 pm. He is huge -- 8 lbs, 14 oz. Whoever guessed that he'd be 9 lbs was pretty much dead on, which is a pound and a half bigger than any of my other babies. He's also the calmest, squishiest, and most precious … [Read More...]

In Memory of My Godfather

Yes, I am still pregnant. We had a false alarm last Thursday night, and later that same night my godfather died, so I haven't been feeling very bloggy.I'm not going to lie, it really sucks to be due any minute at the same time that someone extremely dear to me has died. Practically, it's … [Read More...]

Having Faith in the Midst of Fear

Well, we had an exciting weekend.On Thursday evening I had a talk with our pediatrician, who was VERY CONCERNED that we were choosing to have the baby at a birth center. Normally I would just brush aside concerns about uterine rupture and oxygen deprivation, not because I'm an idiot or anything, … [Read More...]

Minion Monday

So, my kids are pretty freakin' fantastic. I know this, but sometimes they are all so awesome at the same time that I get overwhelmed by it, and have to write it down. These are just a few moments of their adorableness in the last 12 hours.Last night, 8 pmThe minions (jumping out of a … [Read More...]

The Most Essential Thing New Mothers Need

Well, Christmas break is nearly over - thank. the. Lord.It's not that I don't love spending time with my kids - I really, really do. (I might love the luxury of not setting an alarm even more.)  Nevertheless, I'm ready for them to return to school and for life to return to its rhythm, so I can … [Read More...]

Pie-Face (We Are Idiots)

This morning, I was on the phone with a friend when she asked if I was joining the "pie-face craze". I was like, wha? "But seriously, what did you just say?" I asked."Pie-Face," she repeated. "It's a game. Apparently it's the most sought-after toy this Christmas, and all the moms on the Naples … [Read More...]

Conversations with the Ogre

The Ogre: "Wow, that thing is really...impressive."Me: "You mean, my stomach?"The Ogre: "Yeah. It's just enormous."Me: "This is the fifth time it's been this enormous. I would have thought you'd be over the surprise."The Ogre: "But normally the rest of you gets bigger along with it, … [Read More...]

Accepting Time and Repetition

Well, I'm kinda hoping y'all didn't hear me on Jennifer's show yesterday, because I sounded like a dummy. In my defense, I feel like one too right now, so.Nevertheless, it was nice to feel a little bit normal again, back in the world of bloggers for a bit. I  miss writing and interacting with … [Read More...]

Jen’s Radio Show!

Hey guys, just a quick post to let you know that I'll be on Jennifer Fulwiler's radio show at about 3:30 this afternoon, on SiriusXM's Catholic Channel. We're going to be talking about surviving the holidays when you're in the trenches, which means that between now and then I'll have to come up with … [Read More...]


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