#MicroblogMondays 53: Stage and Screen

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* Josh and I got tickets to a Fathom Event....more

That Time the ChickieNob and I Had a Conversation About Names

Melissa: Hey ChickieNob. ChickieNob: Hi. Melissa: So I got this book....more

It's David's Birf-day!

I asked Zuzu yesterday who was older, Mommy or Daddy."Mommy."She said this definitively, absolutely sure of herself.WTH?David is older, thankyouverymuch, and I'm clearly the much younger trophy wife, if you will.Except the trophy is my brain. Hahahah.Oh mercy. It's Friday of the longest week EVAH and I'm feeling a little slaphappy.Speaking of which, I'm celebrating my husband's birthday by going to a happy hour with work colleagues and leaving him to do the whole pick up and pre-dinner hour by himself ....more

Freebie Friday, FertilAid Giveaway

It’s Friday and I can think of no better way to start off the glorious end of a grueling work week then to host a giveaway. Hence the name, “Freebie Friday”. OK let’s first just get all of the red-tape and disclosure-ness out of the way, shall we? ...more

And the new semester begins...

So the new semester started this week and... well... yeah ....more

No Roundup

I mentally checked out this week....more

Boundaries: Our Adoption Agency Warns About Extortion

Question: My son came to me 9 months ago from a Caribbean island. He’s now 3...more

Back to Baseball

Henry had his first fall ball practice last night which means... well, I guess it just means we are back at the ball field like 3-4 nights per week. We have a new coach and a totally different team, but we did manage to get these two together ....more

Why We Want the World To End by Aspen Bassett

photo by Matt Johnson via Creative Commons {A note from Beth: from May through August 2015, I am featuring some delicious guest writers here on the blog as I recover from pregnancy and birth and adjust to our new family rhythms (find more details here). Enjoy!} In my lifetime, I’ve seen countless videos, news reports, TV shows, and movies critiquing what’s wrong in our world. I’ve read blogs, books, newspapers, and Sunday comics blaming others or even ourselves for things that haven’t even happened yet ....more

Before You Cared Whether You Were Good Enough

The second question (remember how I said I had three questions from the book) inspired from I’ll Give You the Sun comes later in the book when Noah realizes how much he loves painting for art’s sake....more