Screw the Impossibilities

They say lightning can't strike the same place twice, but I'm here to tell you that's not true. Lightning strike Number Two is snoring softly across the room right now. The first time lightning struck, it was luck ....more

9 Months

Mila turned the page on 9 months this weekend, which left me thinking about what I could write here about this stage in her awesomeness. In the time I spent thinking and trying to define who she is right now, she ripped Alexis' knitting project off of the needles, stuck her hand in my oatmeal, and figured out how to turn off the cable box. So ....more

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

I don't pretend that the things that go on in my head make any sense, which is why I can admit that I had a whole argument with myself today. "Make peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, self." "No, make cheesecake, self." "Cookies." "Cheesecake." "COOKIES." "CHEESCAKE." The argument went on and on and only ended because it occurred to me that I could make both. I spent another five minutes or so arguing with myself about how exactly to go about making both when I decided to see if Google had any ideas ....more

Big-Eyed Things

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Waiting

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Be Here

I fully accept that this is my own fault, but YOU GUYS. That's my half of our king-sized bed. And by "my half," I mean, "That couple of inches on the left of the photo? ...more

Procrastination is My Middle Name

I'm here to make you feel better about yourself, so let me just tell you about my procrastination skills. We have lived in this house for over five years now. Coincidentally, there's a list of unfinished projects that happens to be about five years long ....more

Opposites Are So Fun

In retrospect, I should have figured out that Alexis is a Drama Queen much sooner than I did. If I go all the way back to when she was a tiny baby, I can think of the times when she proudly donned her crown. She used to throw parties to celebrate being awake, even at 3:00 in the morning ....more

Baby Kryptonite

There was this really delightful thing I used to do to Alexis when she was one year old. I used to set her own in the grass and walk away. Far, far away ....more

Monkey Bread

We had lots of plans for this weekend, but then they fell flat in a giant pile of snow, much like this. So! What happens when I'm stuck at home for an entire day? ...more