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Finding My Happy Place

Trigger Warning: Loss, Miscarriage, Death, Trauma   Hello friends! Boy, it’s been a long time since I last blogged. It’s been another lifetime, really. So much has changed, I don’t even know where to start! That’s what has been keeping me from writing, to be honest. There are just so many stories to tell since... Read more »

I'm Okay, We're Okay.

I'm Okay, We're Okay.
For those of you sweet, wonderful humans out there who were reading my blog every week when it came out, I’m here to assure you that despite my recent lack of postings, I’m fine. The holidays are such a crazy time– as I’m sure they are for everyone– and I simply couldn’t juggle it all... Read more »

The Most October I've Ever Had

The Most October I've Ever Had
Wow. So, remember in this article I wrote in the beginning of the month I listed all the autumny things I wanted to do this month? I accomplished more of those than I really thought I would… and I’m the happiest for it! Here’s a little rundown of all the October goodness we were able... Read more »
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Learning to Say "No."

Learning to Say "No."
My dear friend Amy taught me a very valuable lesson. “Your time is precious and you can’t do everything. It’s okay to say NO. You have to.” I’m paraphrasing a little, but the message is clear. Some people, myself included, want to be able to say yes to every favor, every invitation, every request our... Read more »

But How Can I Leave Him?

But How Can I Leave Him?
We’re going on our very first trip without the baby. I’m terrified. No, that’s not fair. I’m not terrified. I’m nervous. I know he’ll be in great hands with my folks. They’re even flying from Florida to Chicago to stay in our house so Harrison has all his own stuff and routines while we’re gone.... Read more »

Dadbashing: The Horrible Phenomenon That Spans the Ages

Dadbashing: The Horrible Phenomenon That Spans the Ages
You’ve seen the commercials. You’ve read the kids’ books. According to society, Dads are unhelpful, dumb, clumsy, and hopeless. They need to be reminded to take out the trash, get their wives a birthday present, or even, as I recently read in a children’s book, how to brush their own teeth. I’ve seen memes upon... Read more »
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He Broke My Twistedness

He Broke My Twistedness
I used to be secretly creepy. Twisted. Weird. I made zombie clothes and severed limb jewelry amongst the cute scarecrows and other things I made for my shop. It got so twisted, I opened a separate shop, Sincerely Twisted, which was full of oddities. Most of them were covered in blood. Some even had gaping... Read more »

"I Get It Now." Where Unsolicited Advice Comes From

"I Get It Now." Where Unsolicited Advice Comes From
In the “Just Wait” article, I described the infuriating phenomenon that is unsolicited advice. I was puzzled, both as a pregnant woman and then as a new mom, about why SO MANY WOMEN continued to pelt me with information I didn’t ask for. Some of it turned out to be useful, but sorting it all... Read more »

A Year Flies By and It's Birthday Time Already

A Year Flies By and It's Birthday Time Already
I can’t believe my baby boy will be a year old on July 1st. Everyone warned me that time would fly by and suddenly he’d be so big. I scoffed a bit, wrangling a squirmy newborn at the time. Now, I understand. Where did a year go? My friend, Meryl, said that you don’t notice... Read more »
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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 »