Pregnancy Update: 19 Weeks

pregnancy update 19 weeks

Yesterday was a visit to the OB/GYN for yet another ultrasound. I was hoping for really, really good news. Which for me would be the word that I don't have to SEE the OB/GYN again and could resume prenatal care with my midwives. (No offense Mr. Doc, but I know you understand.) The ultrasound … [Continue reading]

My #1 Homeschooling Productivity Tip

#1 homeschooling productivity tip

Although the girls started last week, yesterday was our official back to school day. It went very well. We even got finished up early, at around 1:15. Which was good, because by then I was totally pooped and needed a nap. I was reminded of something early on however, as my morning almost got … [Continue reading]

What a Difference a Year Makes: Homeschooling and Maturity


While our official back to school date is August 25, the girls decided to start this week. I'm particularly impressed by the change in Sadie, who will … [Continue reading]

Simplifying My Life (Before Baby)

simplifying my life

Keeping things simple is an ongoing quest for me. But especially avant bebe, I begin to ask myself how I can make my routine a little easier. It … [Continue reading]

My New Laundry System

Pile of dirty washing in bathroom

I have a confession to make. I actually¬†enjoy¬†doing laundry. I know that puts me in the minority among women, but it's true. (Now cleaning the … [Continue reading]

I Read Some Books, Y’all (Twitterature)

I totally forgot to keep track of the books I read last month, so there was no Twitterature post for July. Here's what I've been reading … [Continue reading]

Talking About Miscarriage

I found a post yesterday that I felt needed sharing, via DesignMom's blog. It's here: The Things You Wish Someone Had Told You About … [Continue reading]

Two Years Ago


Two years ago, this happened. Now, she enjoys painting au plein air. And insists on swinging in the big swing, all the while managing … [Continue reading]

All Packed Up, No Place To Go: Lessons Learned


As I mentioned in an earlier post, we're all packed up with no place to go (yet). At first, I felt really frustrated at this situation, but once I … [Continue reading]

17 Weeks

17 weeks

17 weeks, 2 days. I'm feeling a bit better. Instead of being unrelenting, the nausea is now mostly striking me at specific times of day, … [Continue reading]