Virtual Baby Shower for Really Real, Really Big Baby

37.5 years weeks pregnant today. People keep asking me how I’m feeling, and because it’s impolite to answer, “like a bowling ball is about to fall out of of my ladyparts”, I keep asking them if they’ve read Midnight’s Children. Mostly they haven’t — which is awkward, because then I have to explain why I [Read More…]

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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 pm The minions (jumping out [Read More…]

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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, [Read More…]

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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 Moms [Read More…]

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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, so it looks odd this [Read More…]

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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…]

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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 an [Read More…]

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Confessions from the Trenches

So I went to confession after all, this week. Actually my friend and neighbor read my post and immediately texted me that the following afternoon, I was to drop Lincoln off with her and get my tuchus to confession. I’m not gonna lie, I was hoping a little bit that she would do exactly that, [Read More…]

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Ready or Not, Advent’s Here

The day before yesterday was the first Sunday of Advent, and I didn’t go to Mass. I haven’t been to Mass in a few weeks, actually. At first I didn’t go one Sunday because I was mad about the Synod (yes, it was the equivalent of a spiritual temper tantrum, and I’m sure it showed [Read More…]

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Conversations with the Ogre (Thanksgiving Edition)

Me: “Would you grab a broom and start sweeping the sitting room while I strain the cranberry sauce?” The Ogre: “No, but I will grab a broom, start sweeping, and then spontaneously burst into tears for no discernible reason.” Related – this video: [Read more…]

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