13 Weeks: Hangry

7 weeks pregnant

Pregnancy updates are pretty boring unless you're a) related to the pregnant lady or b) pregnant yourself. But, considering that the sum total of the two groups do represent a small portion of my readership, I'll post an occasional belly shot and update. But I promise, there will be no skin … [Continue reading]

Having a Name for it Helps

Tuesday the bleeding and cramps started upĀ again. I high-tailed it to the doctor for another "I'm afraid to look" ultrasound. Which again revealed a 12 week old fetus with a heartbeat, waving arms and legs and tiny ear buds. This time, however, we had a better picture of what was going on. The … [Continue reading]

Little Charlie, Part Two


I'm terribly sorry for leaving you hanging there. I think as a distraction technique I'll post a pic of some really cute babies now. Ain't … [Continue reading]

Hang On, Little Charlie

So yes, I did make a teensy announcement in my last post. Some of you left comments or emailed to say congratulations. (Thanks!) I didn't mean to … [Continue reading]

How to Get Your Picture Made (In 10 Easy Steps!)


I'm not sure that I would recommend this particular method, it's just how I did it recently. Step One - discover that one of your neighbors, a mom … [Continue reading]

Journey to 10,000 Steps

walking with the kids

I decided to begin tracking my steps. It's important to me that I stay active, and the 10,000 steps a day sounds like a good goal. I'm curious to see … [Continue reading]

How I Learned to Earn Money Online

12 years ago when I was pregnant with my 3rd child, I decided I had to figure out how to earn some money from home. I stumbled around a bit and had a … [Continue reading]

Twitterature June

Linking up with Modern Mrs. Darcy's Twitterature The Early To Rise Experience for Moms: Start Waking up to a new Life by Andy Traub - this was … [Continue reading]

Kids Don’t Need Toys: Proof

kids don't need toys

When my parents and I get together, my Dad is often heard saying, "Kids don't need toys". I think of this often, and when it plays out in my … [Continue reading]

The Death of Cursive?

the death of cursive?

It never really occurred to me as a homeschooling Mom to question whether I would teach my kids cursive. Apparently there is a bit of controversy … [Continue reading]