Tag: geek mom

We Took Our 18-Month-Old to the Movies!

We Took Our 18-Month-Old to the Movies!
People love giving warnings. We have been warned, since becoming parents, that almost everything we think might be fun is a bad idea with a baby or toddler. We were warned not to take him to a convention in Atlanta. We were warned against flying with him at three months. We were warned against taking... Read more »

Star Wars: A Geek Parenting Win (Spoiler-Free)

Star Wars: A Geek Parenting Win (Spoiler-Free)
In the heyday of our geeky coupledom, Ryan and I would go and see a movie we had been excitedly anticipating several times in the theaters. This was actually something we had done separately and then enjoyed together, which is great. We discovered we’d both seen Moulin Rouge in the theater five times well before... Read more »

Wasting His Naps

Wasting His Naps
Ugh. Readers, friends, I have to take a moment to vent to you. I hope you’ll understand. It’s not you, it’s me. It’s irrational, silly-assed me. I’ve wasted another one of my son’s naps. I generally await the time when Harrison falls asleep each day with a mounting list of exciting things I could do.... Read more »
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Bonus Post: "I Left the House!" Jurassic World (No Spoilers)

Bonus Post: "I Left the House!" Jurassic World (No Spoilers)
// Oh man. I went into the theater at Navy Pier last night clutching my 3D glasses, a bucket of popcorn, and no expectations whatsoever. People told me Jurassic World would probably be terrible. I shrugged, since “terrible” movies can often be very fun (see: The Last Stand, Escape Plan, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen… shut... Read more »

Dragon*con and Cosplay for the Next Generation

Dragon*con and Cosplay for the Next Generation
Making costumes is one of my favorite things in the world. I was determined not to let a few little things like pregnancy, childbirth, and a newborn stop me. Oh, how little I knew. If it weren’t for the excited determination of my husband, I don’t think I would’ve made it across the finish line... Read more »

4,166 Miles, the Baby, the Dog, and Us

4,166 Miles, the Baby, the Dog, and Us
We drove from Chicago, Illinois to Chandler, Arizona and back. It was a whirlwind of an adventure and some crazy and wonderful things happened along the way. I could describe everything in a five-part blog post, or I could offer the highlights. For the sake of brevity, I’ll choose the latter, but I’ll fill in... Read more »
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We're Going on an Adventure!

We're Going on an Adventure!
Our little family is hitting the road this weekend! We’ll be driving from Chicago to Arizona, stopping off to see family (and to find out what’s in Roswell) along the way! Did I mention it’ll be me, Ryan, the baby, AND our 70-pound dog all traveling together in our SUV?!? Sounds like a recipe for... Read more »

Mother's Day: The Advice Special

Mother's Day: The Advice Special
This is my first Mother’s Day with a baby on the outside. Last year we celebrated “Almost a Mother’s Day,” which was adorable and I was beaming all day despite my swollen ankles and enormous belly. To be honest, I’m still in shock that this day has finally come. Mother’s Day growing up meant several... Read more »

Bonus Post: "I Left the House!" The Cat's Meow

Bonus Post: "I Left the House!" The Cat's Meow
It’s Mother’s Day weekend! Woohoo! To kick off the festivities, I scheduled myself the first manicure-pedicure I’ve had since last May before the baby was born! I had a gift card from my sweet friend, Melanie, that I’ve been aching to use, so here was a great opportunity! My friend, Lisa, agreed to come along... Read more »
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Pregnancy: The Big Announcement: Part Three

Pregnancy: The Big Announcement: Part Three
So, you’ve come this far. You read Part One: Telling Ryan. You read Part Two: Telling Our Families. Now you’re here, Part Three: Telling Our Friends.   If given the opportunity to “go big or go home,” we go big. Every time. Telling our friends about our pregnancy was just such an opportunity. We had... Read more »