The Dangers of the Princess Culture

The other day my sister called. She, my mom and my grandma were shopping for my kids, born and unborn, and she wanted to know if they could buy Charlotte a Disney princess book that plays music. I said, probably a little too vehemently, “No! No princess stuff!” Now, I realize that this call itself [Read More…]

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7 Quick Takes Friday: 7 Terrible Movies Worth Wasting Your Time On

I’m starting something new on my blog on Fridays: 7 Quick Takes! This is the brainchild of the wonderful Jen at Conversion Diary, whose website I’ve linked to before. It’s a great way to get a quickie post in on Fridays, but I’m not quite creative enough to post seven random quick takes, so I’ve [Read More…]

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Out of the Mouths of Babes

This is not the post I have intended to post for you for the past two weeks. In fact, the other post is still in my Word documents, waiting to be perfected, but I missed you so I came online to ramble. Actually, I wanted to tell you about what my oldest daughter said to [Read More…]

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Love in Unexpected Places

Something amazing happened to me yesterday. Since we moved to Las Vegas three years ago, I’ve really struggled to make friends. When we lived in Dallas I had all my friends from college nearby, plus my new sisters-in-law and my own family. I never had to actively try to make friends. But here, there is [Read More…]

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Very Mature

I have a confession to make. Remember my last blog post? Remember how I sounded thoughtful, rational, and somewhat mature? Thirty minutes after I published that post, I was locked inside my bathroom, crying on the floor while my kids banged on the door. Here’s what happened: I asked my husband to look over the [Read More…]

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Contraception: The Cross of a Catholic Mother

I’m going to write about an issue that I have really been grappling with during this pregnancy. I really wanted to write a few lighter, funnier posts on this blog first to ease my readers into a false sense of comfort before I hit you with the big, lightning-rod issues, but after spending a few [Read More…]

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Whole Foods and Homebirths

I’ve started this blog mostly in an effort to come to grips with the huge (HUGE!) changes to my psyche during these last three months of my third pregnancy. I’ve gone from being a pro-medicine, pro-vaccine, pro-hospital, pro-epidural, “give me painkillers or give me death” type to suddenly embracing the more, shall we say, granola [Read More…]

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