The difficulties of motherhood

August 13, 2018

In my eighteen months of experience of motherhood, I can tell you that it has been the most intense struggle of my life. I’m sure that sounds like hyperbole, but it really is the truth. As a new parent, you are getting input from all angles. The sheer level of expectation leveled at you is astonishing. And it comes from…

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Currently

August 8, 2018

Watching: There’s not as much time for watching things lately! We usually throw something comedic on in the evenings, like Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, which is just so great! Reading: HAH. Reading. Listening: Podcasts, per usual! I just found The Stoop, which I’ve really been enjoying. Making: My dad and I just finished some great projects for the house!…

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Currently…

April 9, 2018

Watching: Queer Eye. Sorry (not sorry!), I just can’t stop watching the reboot! I’m borderline obsessed with the Fab Five, as in I had a dream involving two of them last night, hah! Reading: Nothing currently, but given that Grace has started expressing anger and frustration by hitting/pinching/hair pulling, I can see that I need to find my copy of…

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Changing Your Name

April 6, 2018

Before Grace was born, Brian and I discussed last names and after a brief moment of thinking about combining our names, we agreed that Grace would have his last name. Since I felt strongly that I wanted us to have the same last name as a family… that meant that my name would change once we actually got married. Fun…

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MARRIED!

April 1, 2018

  WOW does it feel strange to say I am officially married! Brian and I have been together for almost 5 years, and have a child already, so in a lot of ways we already felt married. But it is officially official! We had an amazing day at Two Sisters Farms, with food by Mastiff Sausage Company, and surprise popsicles…

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When A Wedding Gets Overwhelming…

March 13, 2018

Disappear! Hah – sorry folks! My month-long hiatus was completely unplanned and entirely wedding related. We are less than two weeks away from the big day, so I have been absolutely consumed with all of the details. Our guest list unexpectedly shrunk to right around 60. We’re sad that we won’t see as many of our loved ones as we…

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Currently…

February 20, 2018

Wondering where February has gone! Needless to say, it’s been a busy month. Brian was out of town for ten days so I was focused on things like keeping everyone showered and in clean clothes, hah! Watching: The People VS OJ. Wow – so. many. feelings. I found myself believing he did it, and then questioning it, and now I…

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Grace: One Year Old

January 29, 2018

I can’t believe that in one year, Grace has transformed from a helpless little being who could only cry when she needed something, into a walking, babbling little creature who can make her wants and needs easily known. At one year old, Grace is 18.5 pounds & we’ll get her official height on Wednesday! She can walk (unsteadily, but it…

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Currently…

January 24, 2018

Watching: Desk Set – an old favorite! I just love old movies to have on for background noise. Reading: This AMAZING article about the baby advice industry! It made me feel so much better about all things parenting! Listening: Fleetwood Mac – love the mix Pandora gives me! Fun fact – Fleetwood Mac was the first concert I ever went…

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Currently…

January 12, 2018

Watching: The Crown! I watched the first season last year, and started watching the first episode of this second season when I had a realization. Maybe you’ve noticed that The Crown tends to have quite a few very darkly shot scenes in every episode. Because I tended to watch Netflix while Grace was napping during the day, when our living…

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