Recently Reading

_________________________ I finally have read enough books to do another review roundup! I love reading book review posts, although lately I feel like I haven’t been agreeing with a lot of the books that everyone loves. I sometimes think my job as an editor puts me at a disadvantage, because I’m pretty picky when it comes to books ....more

Month Eleven

Before it gets any later in the month, I have to share this update. I will stop monthly R updates after she turns one, so there are only two more and I can't punk out right near the end! This is a week and a half late, but better than never ....more

Surprise 30th Birthday Celebration

On July 2, my entire family drove up from Texas to surprise me for my birthday! Jordan schemed with my mom, and I was completely and utterly shocked. I thought Jordan, R, and I were heading out to eat downtown for an early birthday date ....more

360 Months

So many things to blog about, so little time. The past two weekends have been packed full, R is sick again, and blogging has taken the backseat, but at least the dishes are done (for now) and I went running today so #priorities. But July 10, 2016, is a day that must be documented ....more

Deep Thoughts-ish

Hello hello! Just popping in to share one of my favorite pictures I've ever taken of R that I got on July 4th. I mean seriously ....more

Five on Friday: Cherries and Grilling and Birthdays

Happy Friday before a long weekend! The best kind of Friday because it means a whole extra day to spend with R and Jordan, my two favorite people. 1. Today is July 1, which means it's BIRTHDAY MONTH ....more

Breastfeeding, Formula & Pumping: An Update at 11 Months

^^^Using my last bag of frozen milk. 6/13/16 I’ve gotten a few questions here and there about my breastfeeding journey, and I’ve mentioned it in passing in the last few monthly R updates, so I thought I would pop in to share in a bit more depth what has been going on just in case any of you are interested. Please feel free to email me and/or leave comments or follow-up questions below! ...more

Frustrated by [Lack of] Fitness

*Yes, I am still rocking the giant, old-school Garmin. If it ain't broke, don't spend money you don't have on a new one.Can I get real with you guys today? ...more

Illinois, I Love You

Last weekend, I took R with me to Illinois for a fun girls' weekend! In case you haven't been around very long and are confused about my obsession with Chicago and all things Illinois, I grew up in a Chicago suburb and went to a small private college less than an hour outside Saint Louis. My grandparents and some aunts, uncles, and cousins live in Illinois, and I still have college and high school friends I keep in contact with who live all over the state ....more

Easy Father's Day Gift for Dad or Grandpa

Now that Father's Day is over, I wanted to share with you the gift R and I worked on to give Jordan and...more