The Fattest of Tuesdays

 Happy Mardi Gras! Yay! I love Mardi Gras. I always have, even when I didn’t celebrate Lent. For some reason, the idea of the great feast before the fast has always made sense to me. This probably dates back to the various and sundry diets I was perpetually on as a (not at all overweight) [Read More...]

The Saturday Evening Blog Post!

I always forget about the Saturday Evening Blog Post until the first Saturday of the month rolls around, and then I’m delighted to see Elizabeth Esther’s updated blog on my sidebar! In case you’re new around here, this is how the Saturday Evening Blog Post works: you choose a post of yours from the last [Read More...]

7 Quick Takes Friday!

Guess what? Quick takes is being hosted by the darling Betty Beguiles this week! So head over there to read the rest of the Quick Takes, link up yourself, and while you’re there spend some time clicking around Betty’s blog. She’s got some great things to say, and you’ll get from her what you’ll never, [Read More...]

Liam Laughing Liam thinks that getting hit repeatedly in the face with his sister’s doll is hysterical. We agree. [Read more...]

Upon This Rock I Will Build My Church

Just now, I was reading an article that Leila linked to on facebook and I inadvertently let my eyes wander down to the comments section. I really try not to do this except on blogs I know and trust, because everyone knows that comments boxes are littered with loons. But for some reason, maybe lack [Read More...]

Cookiefest 2011

My kitchen counters are covered with cookies. I’m in heaven. So are my children. Here’s why. Why my counters are covered in cookies, that is. Not why I’m in heaven. It should be obvious why I’m in heaven. This year, the Ogre and I have decided to make a family sacrifice for Lent. (read: I [Read More...]


This was a strange weekend. Very strange, actually, and I’m really out-of-sorts today because of it. Friday night I had a — I feel cheesy and moronic even saying this — so, well, I think I had some sort of demonic encounter. I went to bed at around eleven. The baby didn’t want to sleep [Read More...]

7 Quick Takes Friday!

This Friday would be so much better if I didn’t have the cold from Hell. Seriously. Having a child in preschool is like living with a petri dish of minor illnesses, who likes to snot all over you. It’s awesome. If you’re still reading this after that lovely description, you shall be rewarded with Quick [Read More...]

Daughter of Eve, the Follow-Up

I want to start this post by thanking all of you for your incredible comments on my Daughter of Eve post. It wasn’t exactly an easy post to write; I like to think that my life is a little more together, that I’m thrilled to be a stay-at-home mom, that I find fulfillment in laundry [Read More...]

I Hate Keeping Promises

I make promises all the time. I use the bargain chip of “promise” the way children use the bargain chip of “chubby hug and sweet smile”. This wouldn’t really be a bad thing…except when it comes down to it, I rarely follow through. I’ll always have a very good reason why I just can’t keep [Read More...]