Yesterday morning I snuck into my bathroom to get cleaned up and, as usually happens, both girls quickly followed me in there. They can destroy my bathroom in 47 seconds if allowed, but I usually do allow it because if I have to choose between keeping a neat and tidy bathroom and not looking like […]

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Well. As I write this, it’s 3:34 on Monday afternoon and both kids are sleeping. This hasn’t happened in forever, as Addy has taken more of an interest lately in emptying the entire contents of her dresser and banging incessantly on her door than sleeping, and EJ dropped her afternoon nap ages ago, but refuses […]

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A friend once told me that what readers really want to read from writers is the real stuff. The real life. — I read Carry On, Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton a couple months ago, recommended it to my sister-in-law, and then said YES! when she realized that Glennon had an event in Des Moines […]

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Last week I hit Submit on the withdrawal request from Amazon Payments into my bank account, sending the Kickstarter funds my way direction, where I then immediately sent them on to the illustrator. Just now I found a fully completed draft of a blog post all about the Kickstarter campaign that I never published. Which […]

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A Day in the Life

October 22, 2014


Monday, October 13th, 2014 6:17am Hear EJ stirring via the monitor, sneak upstairs to grab her, bring her down to the living room, feed her, chug a glass of water, set her up on the living room floor with a few toys. 6:30am┬áRefill my water glass, sit down at the kitchen desk, open laptop, check […]

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2013: My year in review

January 12, 2014

PSSTT! I am backdating this post to January, when it was originally written, but am just now publishing it because…because…well, because I’m apparently an airhead who forgets the difference between the Publish button and the Save Draft button. #doh And then doesn’t even notice her mistake for four long months. #doubledoh Thanks for reading. :) […]


This is gonna be fun! Here we go, a few gift ideas for those in your life that are… Book Geeks: Kindle PaperwhiteDude, the price tag on this thing is ridiculous at only $119, and with CNN’s stamp of “the best e-reader ever” you know you can’t go wrong. The no-glare, the lightness, the multiple-week […]

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Definitions of Mommyhood

July 13, 2012


I’m 9 weeks in so far. Here’s what I’ve got: 1) When your front-facing iPhone camera is used less as a camera and more as a Is The Child on My Chest Actually Sleeping? mirror. 2) When venturing out to Target to pick up a part for your breast pump turns a regular day into […]

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