9 Weeks 1 Day

Ah! So, I keep saying I don’t want to write about my pregnancy and then I only write about my pregnancy. (Sorry!) It’s just shocking me how well it’s going after so much heartache this year, and I guess it’s really all I can think about right now (well, along with some mounting deadlines -- but this stuff is more fun).So, quick update today on my 9 week + 1 day appointment ....more

Thanksgiving 2015

So, Thanksgiving is already presenting some challenges this year. Like, I seriously don’t know how I’m going to cook or if I’ll even want to eat the food we make. Last night I braved the kitchen -- ginger ale in hand -- and quickly melted together some black bean and cheese quesadillas ....more

The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep // Review

Ada is now four years old. And I wish I could say that our bedtime routine is down to a science. The thing is, with every new stage and every new age, we have faced different challenges ....more

Deck the Halls + More

In other random news, we’re getting ready for Christmas. I have this thing about getting a real tree each year, but now that we’ve put our piano in the prime real estate, we don’t have the space for a full-bodied tree. So, I searched high and low and found this slim Prescott “Feel Real” Fir by the National Tree Company, and I’m anxious to get it up and decorated.(BTW: I bought the tree for $199 and now the price has jumped, so if you like it -- definitely wait a few days to see if the price lowers again.)We never do a themed tree, but I guess this year we’re going a little rustic ....more

The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep // Review

BlogHer and Random House Children's Books gave me the opportunity to review The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep -- #1 International Bestseller / New York Times bestseller -- by Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin and illustrated by Irina Maununen. I had actually read a few articles and reviews of this book in the last several months -- so I knew I just had to see what it was all about....more

Happy Birthday // Ultrasound Update

Today is my sweet Ada Mae’s 4th birthday! She’s off at school right now celebrating with her classmates. What the teachers do is have the birthday kid take on the roll of “snack helper” for the day ....more

An Old Fashioned Christmas // Review

Christmas is coming. I’ve even started decorating early this year. I usually wait until after Thanksgiving, but I’m just...more

Ada’s Eats

I received a question a couple months ago about how we approach eating with Ada now that she’s a preschooler. It’s true, I haven’t written much about Ada’s diet in quite some time (or mine, for that matter). So, I thought I’d give you a brief overview of the sorts of meals we make these days.As far as “diet” is concerned, Ada is primarily a lacto-ovo vegetarian, like me, but she does occasionally eat fish, like Stephen ....more

Birthday Musings

I’m all over the place these days. For the first time in ages, I just don’t have my posts planned and scheduled. So, thanks for your patience with these sporadic, random updates ....more

Thanks + Halloween

Thank you so much for all your notes of love and support after our pregnancy announcement. As I wrote, I was conflicted about sharing so soon, but when you’ve experienced multiple miscarriages I feel like the taboo about sharing early just changes ....more