Archives for August 2010


Yesterday was my 22 week appointment with the doctor. Everything is going really well. I’ve been having pregnancy side effects, so she gave me some things to try to help relieve them. Bleeding Gums: I’ve noticed since the beginning of the 2nd trimester, that my gums feel somewhat swollen and bleed every few times that [Read More…]

7 Quick Takes Friday!

Today’s QT’s are devoted to sharing: links, books, things that I have found recently and think are worth knowing about! Check out Jen at Conversion Diary for more awesome quick takes! **** 1 **** The worst place on earth to be a woman. That’d be the Democratic Republic of Congo, where thousands of women have [Read More…]

Our Bumper

We had a pro-life bumper magnet. It showed a child with hands folded saying, “Pray to end abortion.” It wasn’t my favorite one, but someone gave it to us and I wanted to use it. Then, one night I was having dinner with some girlfriends at…how shall we say…a somewhat progressive establishment (with killer pulled [Read More…]

Lead Me

We were driving home the other day, listening to our favorite radio station, K-Love, which is such a positive, uplifting Christian station. Sometimes, they play a lot of the same songs. But I heard one the other day for the first time, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. As women, we’re called to [Read More…]

Updates, Links, and More!

I apologize in advance for the all-over-the-place nature of this post. I wanted to share some cool baby stuff I found, and also just talk about our plans and what’s been going on in the fumbles family. Diapers! I’m really very silly. I thought, “Oh we’re going to use cloth diapers, it’ll be easy to [Read More…]

7 Quick Takes Friday

I think I’m in the throes of a spiritual dry spell. I feel sort of numb to the working of the Spirit. I try to pray, and most days I do spend at least a little bit of time in prayer. But it rarely moves me, and often seems that I’m doing it just to [Read More…]

Reporting for Duty

Lately, I have been reading some very sad things. Our local paper is doing a series called “Our City, Our Children” and highlighting local problems, mostly relating to educational issues, and also giving people resources for how they can get involved with the children who are being impacted by these issues. The first one that [Read More…]

Must Read!

I am a fan of Mark Shea. He generally writes for National Catholic Reporter, and I basically always like what he writes. But his most recent article at Inside Catholic,  celebrating the birth and life of his granddaughter Lucy, is by far the best thing of his that I have read. ****************************************************** “Exactly a year [Read More…]

7 Quick Takes Friday!

Today Quick Takes are hosted by Betty Beguiles, where you can see so many more QT’s! *** 1 *** Yesterday was the official half-way point of my pregnancy! I am 19.5 weeks, which is half-way for me, since I’ll deliver at 39 weeks. I’m excited. I’m awed. I’m having a hard time believing that someone [Read More…]

7 Quick Takes Friday

head over to Conversion Diary for more quick takes! ** 1 ** I’m delighted that Rebecca asked me to do a guest post in her “can of worms” series on Catholicism and Politics. I was a little hesitant to write it at first because I *hate* politics, but, it was good for me to do [Read More…]