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National Donut Day: I need gluten-free donuts

National Donut Day: I need gluten-free donuts

Friday is National Donut Day, and there are all sorts of free donuts being given away at various places.  As a matter of fact, the reps from the Butler County Donut Trail are supposed to be dropping off donuts for me as a thank-you for […]

Airlines aren’t the enemy…ignorant people are

Airlines aren’t the enemy…ignorant people are

I’m so sick of reading about incidents on airlines.  Sadly, its not going away anytime soon because people are now constantly looking for ways to claim airline misconduct so they can be the next big story or get some sort of reimbursement.  Of all of […]

Democracy Absolution: The jeans you need to buy

Democracy Absolution: The jeans you need to buy

You need a new pair of jeans, don’t you?  Do yourself a favor and get a pair of Democracy Absolution jeans.  My SIL told me about them last summer, and since I was still losing baby weight, I just bought a pair of the capris […]

Googling: Burned out Mom

Googling: Burned out Mom

How do you know when you are a burned out mama?  When you google “burned out mom” during nap, instead of doing one of the other million things you’d rather (or should) be doing during this previous 90 minutes 75 minutes.  (I’m not a savage…I […]

Marlowe update: 1 year old!

Marlowe update: 1 year old!

So months ago, Marlowe turned 1 year old!  I can’t believe its taken so long for me to write this post…other than the fact that someone has been sick in our house almost every week since then!  Regardless…she’s (over) a year old and she’s amazing […]

This is us: March 2017

This is us: March 2017

Since I’ve been too busy to post much for approximately the last year or, say, 15 months, I thought I’d do a cliff notes about what’s going on around here.  And then maybe I’ll go back and finally write Marlowe’s 1 year post (since she’s […]

Business is good at the Germ Factory

Business is good at the Germ Factory

I’ve always known that kids are little germ factories, but we avoided all but 1-2 sicknesses a year.  Until this winter.  This winter, our kids became the bosses of a germ factory, and we are their lowly employees…getting paid every 2 weeks in colds, viruses, […]

To a new mom: Things I did NOT know to expect

To a new mom: Things I did NOT know to expect

I made a new friend recently who is expecting a child, and she’s a little nervous about what to expect with the whole “bringing a baby into the world” thing.  I shouldn’t even say nervous – she’s just feeling the same way that every mom […]

Marlowe update: 11 months

Marlowe update: 11 months

Oh – hey there.  Yes…Marlowe has continued to get older…I’ve just failed to tell you about it.  While she’s 2 months older now, let me head back to 11 months for the sake of archives.  It’s safe to say that between Jenson turning 3 – […]

Meat and Cheese Bouquet

Meat and Cheese Bouquet

You may have noticed that sometimes I get behind on posting.  As an example, I started this post 2.5 years ago – shortly after our 4th wedding anniversary.  I suddenly decided that now would be the perfect time to finish it because Valentine’s Day is […]