If you walked in our kitchen you’d see this written on our kitchen cabinet chalkboard. “where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” You might come in to our kitchen and think how holy we are. And then you remember where you are and- well, you gotta just laugh. Because we are just [...] ...more

the pregnant pause

It’s getting to the point where I can’t remember if I’ve written about it, thought about it, or simply filed it away mentally. Ahh, but I’m pregnant. So somewhere between the three lies a long road- the distance from the couch to the computer. You laugh. But if you’ve been pregnant before you know what [...] ...more

i’m a research nerd

Ok, I admit it. I am a total research nerd. I have a love for knowledge that can take me on a ride. I’ve always been like this, ever since I was a little girl. Probably one of the best gifts my father ever gave me was this. When I was little, he would take [...] ...more

26 weeks

Pregnancy diary: Twenty six weeks today. Is that really possible? Wow. It seems like yesterday that we were waiting-waiting-waiting for those beautiful two lines to appear on the stick and now, we are on our way. Energy & Exercise: Since I last checked in at 21 weeks, I have had an amazing amount of energy. [...] ...more

happy anniversary

Three years ago today, I woke up as Mrs. Flynn.   Yesterday was our three year wedding anniversary.   I really wanted to post this yesterday, but I was feeling a bit under the weather and couldn’t drag myself to the computer.     But today, I can hardly contain myself,remembering that happy day.   [...] ...more

negotiating social media-and the need to write

So a funny thing happened the other day. I was going through my inbox, answering e-mails, and I found myself responding to a friend I met at blissdom last year. She asked me about my blog, why I started a new blog and what I was up to. I was really pouring my heart out [...] ...more

life lately

The days are getting warmer here. So last week we packed it up and headed to the beach.   I wore my new maternity bathing suit. This is the only view of it I’ve got, shot from above. Here’s my belly and the book I was reading. Which, by the way, is a new super [...] ...more

first dodger game

Yes. It’s true. I’ve been living in Los Angeles for many, many years now and up until last week, I’d never been to a Dodger game. While I love how much my husband and I are alike, one of the best things about my marriage to Mr. Handsome is the ways in which we are [...] ...more

pregnancy diet & update

  I am almost 23 weeks pregnant and feeling great. And from where I came from, this is a great accomplishment. I used to suffer from an eating disorder. Before I was ever pregnant I used to think that I would eat what I was supposed to, but that I would choose the low calorie [...] ...more

21 weeks

Pregnancy diary: 21 weeks already! Wow. We are over halfway. It doesn’t seem possible, but here we are. Yippee. So baby is the size of a pomegranate. What does that even mean? What I do know is that he is about 10.5 inches long and about 12.2 ounces. Energy & Exercise: Still all about walking [...] ...more