Rainy Stay at Home Day

Thanks for all the thoughts about a land line. I'll keep you posted on what we decide after we do more investigating over spring break. It sounds like so many issues (911 locating capabilities, soft dial capabilities, connection during storms) are specific to particular locations, so we need to figure out how things work here in St ....more

DC in Pictures

I don't have a lot of time to write a thoughtful post on my trip to DC, but I wanted to get these pictures up as I am heading toward my own one week blogging deadline about life events....more

538th Friday Blog Roundup

The deed is done, the plans are set, the kitchen remodeling is happening....more

IComLeavWe: April 2015

Welcome back to IComLeavWe. It stands for International Comment Leaving Week, but if you say it aloud, doesn’t it sounds like “I come; [but] leave [as a] we”? And that’s sort of the point ....more

The 33rd Annual Houston Chronicle Best Dressed Luncheon and Neiman Marcus Fashion presentation benefiting the March of Dimes

Today marked the 33rd Annual Houston Chronical Luncheon and Neiman Marcus Fashion Presentation, benefiting the March of Dimes; in which was chaired by Rosemary Schatzman. I had the pleasure of asking a few questions to better acquaint myself with the mission, purpose and overall goals of the organization....more

The Dolce and Gabbana Effect

(Chris) And when the dust settles, we are all just people with problems. Maybe the dust made it worse, maybe not, but eventually, the dust settles. So why bother? ...more

Parenting Through Infertility

Being a mom has been an amazing experience. I wouldn't trade it for the world, so I looked forward to becoming a mom for the second time. We got pregnant with my daughter the second month we tried, so when we started trying again when she was about 18 months, we didn't think it would take long. And it wasn't until four months in that I got a positive on a pregnancy test. But we were devastated when at a day before 6 weeks, I started bleeding.  It was confirmed that I was indeed miscarrying and I felt like I would never stop crying. ...more

Bio Girl is Evolving (again)

I am currently at work and do not have access to my pictures, so I am pushing back the post on sharing them from my DC trip (again). I will get them up eventually!...more

Land Line

Like many people living in the twenty-first century, we dropped our land line. We had one for a while when we were in our old house, but as we started relying more and more on our cell phones, eventually it got to the point where the only people who called the land line were solicitors and David's grandma. For some reason, it was kind of hard for me to let it go, but David convinced me that it was silly to spend money every month on something we didn't use ....more

The Pressure of Egg Freezing

A recent article on the New York Times blog finally released me to put into words something that has always gotten under my skin about egg freezing, and it’s this: if this option had been around when I was younger, and if I had been nearing the end of my twenties unmarried, I would have […] ...more