Freddy Jr. (aka "husband" / aka "dad") has been unanimously voted the family MVP today. The votes were cast after reviewing the past three weeks of family events, culminating with today's impromptu nap with the kids. This act allowed Freddy's wife to nap by herself without interruption and ultimately sealed the vote. Let's hear what … Continue reading Interview with Freddy Jr.
It's official. I have kids. Plural. I don't exactly know what I expected but so far having two kids looks like my husband doing all the things. (Thank you, cesarean section for rendering me nearly useless as a partner but keeping me undeniably alive not once but twice.) He manages all the things with minimal … Continue reading An Overnight Work Trip and Two Kids
Life has been a little hectic lately. In the last 7 weeks or so, I have worked in inordinate amount of overtime. Do you still call it overtime when you're a salaried employee? Not just a few late nights here and there or a few early meetings but multiple days' worth of time. Leading up to our … Continue reading Life has been a little hectic lately.
How do people balance married life with child(ren)? I've been going at it for three years now and I don't think I'm very good at it. They say practice makes perfect but everyone in my family keeps growing and changing. The second I think I'm on to something, I run into a wall or trip … Continue reading The Family Teeter Totter
I missed a day. My husband was traveling and due to a communication error, I planned to walk after he got home at what I thought would be 8:00pm. He got home around 9:30 or so - after the sun had set. I live in a great neighborhood but we don't have street lights or … Continue reading A Mile A Day: Day 18
Saturday. What. a. day! In the morning, I took the birthday bicycle to the bike shop to get properly fitted. The surprise gift from my husband was essentially a big gift card; he arranged for me to come try out a few models before completing the deal and although I loved the matte black, I … Continue reading A Mile A Day: Day 13
The New Year always holds promise for me. Isn't there something wonderful about reaching the end of a calendar and opening a brand new page, new agenda, new possibilities? I've made a few resolutions this year, as I do most years. Drinking more H20 didn't make the list this time but Meatless Mondays did. As did replacing … Continue reading Resolute in 2016
Can I be honest? I mean completely, nakedly honest? I think we need to talk about something. Something that has fallen between the cracks as the march against Mommy Wars and the parade of BuzzFeed truths has taken over our lives as new moms. I've been keeping my ear to the ground lately, searching for rumblings that this … Continue reading What about our marriages?
Emma, dear, if you choose to marry later in life, choose a man like your father.I always hated when people made comments like that. How disturbing to choose a mate that reminds you of your father! But I understand now. So let me say it again: If you decide to get married, choose a man … Continue reading Letters to Emma: Choosing a Man
I finally finished reading The Me I Want to Be by John Ortberg. It was a wonderfully written book about following God's calling for us as individuals and learning what that can look like for each person. It also took me incredibly too long to finish. Unfortunately, I am one of those obsessive readers who gets … Continue reading Books and Revelations and Such…