Infantile Spasms, Ben, and God: the complete story

Ever wondered why I haven’t really blogged for, um, a year? Lemme tell you about my delightful little stinker Ben, who just turned a year old in June. Here he is, enjoying his cake–or rather, making sure Mommy enjoys his … Continue reading → ...more

My Favorite Nursing Bras

I love nursing. I haven’t talked about it in a while, but what a magical, wonderful thing. The thing that can make the magic fizzle a little, though, is clothes: the wrong ones ....more

What is happiness?

Being content with what you have–but more than content. Appreciating it. Enjoying it ....more

Chicken Étouffée à la Dad

Once upon a time, we were in Wisconsin at my parents’ house. In Wisconsin, the days are book-ended...more

Thay’s Secret Spaghetti Sauce

As far as spaghetti goes, I like it fine. But I don’t have that much more to say about it it’s just ....more

Heaven on a Plate Arugula Salad

My sister Erica just moved to Chicago in early June–the day before Ben was born, to be exact! Since I’m on maternity leave and my days are free and clear, we’ve been hanging out all the time. I zip up … Continue reading → ...more

Hey Mama teas (for preggos!)

So I get emails every other day from people wanting me to review products or talk about their websites on my blog. I ignore many of them (not trying to be rude–I just ain’t got the time right now), but … Continue reading → ...more

Epidural = spa-like birth experience

This picture was taken the evening of June 2nd, three days before I (miracles of miracles) went into labor by myself, one day before my due date. When I look at this picture, the thing that comes back to me … Continue reading → ...more

Just as I Am

Driving to work this morning, husband and toddler at home, window rolled down to enjoy these first warm days of spring and the blue sky filling the windshield, I was transported back to a moment. A moment with my sister … Continue reading → ...more

Thursdays: my day

Ever since after my ectopic pregnancy last summer, my husband started staying home with Alice once a week. Prior to that, I had been taking her to work every day, and I had reached a breaking point–it was too hard. … Continue reading → ...more