Deja Vu.

Well, it's been awhile little old blog. I feel kind of weird jumping in with a post like this, but I need the processing that writing gives, so there you have it...In October, I went to my normal doctor for a physical. He said that my thyroid felt a little enlarged ....more

Thursday Printable: Give Thanks

Oh, hey there blog. Long time, no see. I wish I could say that I'll be posting on the regular from now on, but the truth is....that's probably not going to happen yet ....more

The Busy Season

Summer is always the busy season for us. It just is. This year, Justin even decided not to play baseball this summer, but somehow it still feels insane ....more

Fearfully & Wonderfully Made (U-NEEK by Dayspring Review & Info)

A few days ago, we were out grocery shopping when Lizzy spotted someone with an eye-patch. "Look! She looks like a pirate!" Lizzy yelled ....more

The Type of Story No One Likes to Talk About

Around this time every year, Facebook seems filled with cautionary tales about all kinds of summer dangers--secondary drowning, pool safety, how to check kids for ticks, and pieces about leaving kids in cars.Leaving kids in cars, especially, always seems to be a hot topic. Inevitably, the comments start to include things like:"What kind of horrible person forgets their kid in the car?""How can someone not notice that they forgot their kid in the car?!""I hope they burn in hell.""If you leave a child in a car, you don't deserve to be a parent.""If you're so busy that you forget your newborn, you need to seriously re-evaluate your life.""There is NO excuse for forgetting a child in a car.""How do you forget a child?! Mine are the first thing on my mind, always!""If you can't manage to look in your rearview mirror and make sure there isn't a kid back there, you're an idiot.""If you're on autopilot while responsible for a baby, you're doing something wrong."I get it ....more

Life Right Now

Last Thursday, Lizzy finished her last day of preschool. Next year, she'll be in pre-K and going three days a week, and she already CAN NOT WAIT. Actually, she cannot wait for kindergarten, and doesn't quite understand why other kids who will be five will be in kindergarten next year and she won't (she's a January birthday, so she's past the cut-off) ....more

The Tale of the Tooth.

So, I've mentioned a couple of times that one of my goals for this year was to get us all to the dentist, and happily, that happened in April! I was really nervous about going because I hadn't been in awhile for a variety of reasons--we didn't have the money, we didn't have the insurance, and then I was just embarrassed that it had been so long. By that point, I *dreaded* going to the dentist ....more

Book Review: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

From the back of the book: Meet the Cooke family: Mother and Dad, brother Lowell, sister Fern, and our narrator, Rosemary, who begins her story in the middle. She has her reasons. “I spent the first eighteen years of my life defined by this one fact: that I was raised with a chimpanzee,” she tells us ....more

Springish

Remember that time when I used to blog on the regular? Yeah, me too. And I love blogging for a number of different reasons, but I just haven't been able to keep all my plates in the air lately, and this is the one that has fallen ....more

Book Review: Cutting Teeth by Julia Fierro

From the back of the book: One of the most anticipated debut novels of 2014,...more