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April 4, 2012 5:41 pm

End of an Era

I’m going to go ahead and declare that Wesley and I are done breastfeeding. He was on the “every two weeks” plan for quite some time – two months, maybe – and it pleased me that we might be able to hit my goal of breastfeeding for two years. I don’t know if we “officially”… Read more > 8 Comments >

March 30, 2012 3:02 pm


I’ve been pretty quiet lately; I think a lot of it is due to me reading a lot of political blog posts and feeling really disheartened with what’s going on legally these days. For instance, Kansas House legislators have approved a bill that legalizes discrimination against gays and lesbians. This is so morally reprehensible to… Read more > 3 Comments >

February 29, 2012 10:41 am

Meal Planning

I have finally figured out the key to family dinners, and me helping to prepare it (or preparing it entirely). Meal planning. (“Duh!” you are saying. I know.) Apparently, all it took was me printing out a calendar and writing in dinner ideas. (I like the ones from Waterproof Paper, as they are full-page, free… Read more > 6 Comments >

January 16, 2012 11:34 am


This showed up in my feed reader today and I felt compelled to respond: Can I tell you how sorry I feel for the child born of a mother who says she didn’t give birth to the kid? That s/he was “an extraction,” like an infected tooth or a cancerous mole? What is that going… Read more > 4 Comments >

January 11, 2012 2:35 pm

Stroller Do-Over

Every time I consider taking a walk with Wesley, I start thinking about how much I hate my stroller and what I’d pick differently if I could do it over. We received a stroller as a gift (which was super generous) and despite it being the accompaniment to our carseat, I didn’t really have an… Read more > 4 Comments >

December 28, 2011 6:09 pm

21 Months

Wesley turned 21 months old on Christmas! I can’t believe he’ll be two in March; I wonder what we’ll do for his birthday? Dinosaurs are a big hit with him and would make a cute theme. Interests He loooooves to stack blocks and arrange like items together. In the photo below, he stacked his plastic… Read more > 5 Comments >

December 10, 2011 12:03 pm

Quoted For Truth

From Rob Delany, Vice Magazine: I placed so much stock in Edwards’ health plan because I am unable to shake the belief that there is anything more important to our nation’s future than A. access to affordable healthcare and B. education. Make it easier for your citizens to be healthy and smart and they will… Read more > 2 Comments >

December 7, 2011 3:48 pm

Netflix Update Gripes

I have a few complaints regarding the new Netflix Streaming interface on Xbox Live: 1. The clicky “bip-bip” noise every time you shift to a new selection. Whyyyyy, Netflix, WHY? Why would you do this? It’s practically the first thing everyone shuts off of any kind of interface (iPod, cell phone) and you can’t shut… Read more > 2 Comments >

November 24, 2011 1:52 pm

Thankful Thursday (Week 4)

This is the last installment of Thankful Thursday! Big thanks to B for the idea/inspiration. I’m thankful that I made up my own chili recipe on Friday and it worked wonderfully. It basically consisted of me looking at the recipe I printed out, mostly ignoring it, and adapting it to what we had in the… Read more > 5 Comments >

November 17, 2011 12:49 pm

Thankful Thursday (Week 3)

This week’s installment of Thankful Thursdays: I’m thankful for my sister-in-law volunteering to take Wesley for a few hours today. So far, I have scrubbed the toilet, sink, and bathtub; reorganized some of my craft storage boxes; done laundry; and written this blog post. I’m thankful that my mom doesn’t seem to mind when I… Read more > 3 Comments >

November 10, 2011 4:30 pm

Thankful Thursday (Week 2)

Here’s this week’s installment of Thankful Thursdays: Being able to see lots of my extended family for a day or two. I’d never met some of my cousin’s kids before and it was nice seeing everyone, despite the reason we were all together. Non-coin-operated laundry. I’ve only had a washer and dryer in my apartment… Read more > 2 Comments >

November 3, 2011 9:03 pm

Thankful Thursday

My friend B is doing a “Thankful Thursday” series on her blog and has invited others to join in. Here’s this Thursday’s list for me: I haven’t talked about this much yet, but my grandpa passed away October 27th, so I’m thankful to have lived to the age of 26 without having lost a grandparent… Read more > 3 Comments >

November 2, 2011 7:57 pm

Halloween 2011

This year, Wesley was Calvin (& Hobbes) for Halloween! We dressed him in a red and navy blue striped shirt and dark pants, and spiked his hair. (This was actually much less successful than I had envisioned it, because his hair is so curly! If you gel it, it turns into ringlets that want to… Read more > 6 Comments >

October 19, 2011 11:24 am

Twenty Pounds

As I mentioned in my last post, since February of this year, I have been working to drop the baby weight. I have purposely chosen not to write about my attempted weight loss on my site, for fear that I would be embarrassed when it did not work out. I gained a LOT of weight… Read more > 9 Comments >

October 18, 2011 8:06 am

Operation: VBAC

Don’t get me wrong – I’m not pregnant. I’ve just been pondering my birthing options should we eventually decide to have another baby. There are no words to explain how disappointed I am that my first pregnancy ended in a c-section, primarily because it closes so many doors. My local hospital formally bans VBACs. My… Read more > 9 Comments >