23 weeks pregnant bump

Feeling Super Fat in Pregnancy

My husband has a great way of making me feel bad about myself. This morning as I was half naked, getting dressed, he says, “Wow. Your bump is really big.” Yep. I knew this, and I smiled. “I know,” I said. He shakes his head in wonder. “No, I mean, it’s like as big as… [read more]

Mama and Baby Love

The Question I Ask My Kids Every Day

Every night, before going to sleep, I whisper the same prayer. I am not a religious person, but it makes me feel better to ask whatever powers that be to watch out for our family. I ask that my children be safe, happy, healthy and at peace with the world around them. I ask that… [read more]

Breastfeeding in public - keeping covered with a blanket

#StopCensoringMotherhood – Overexposure

Somewhere in the depths of my Facebook account is a photo album chronicling the birth of my first son. Included in the album are photos of our trip to the hospital, the early stages of labor, and an unflattering look at my grotesquely over-inflated bottom as the anesthesiologist prepared me for a much-needed epidural. There is… [read more]

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Featured Recipes


Cookies and Cream Brownies

Have you ever had a brownie that was ooey, gooey and oh so chewy with such a richness to it that you've absolutely GOT to add ice cream on the side JUST to make … [read more]

Featured Crafts

Sideboard project - made over with two cans of Valspar spraypaint

My Sideboard Makeover

So having seen hundreds of furniture makeovers on Pinterest, I was desperate to try it myself at some point. It inevitably led to what can only be described as … [read more]

Featured Travel

Family Photo at Rimrock

Sunday at Rimrock

Much fun was had this past Sunday when Mark and I hopped in the van and took Pip down to the old town of Kinzua to visit the popular hiking trails at Rimrock in … [read more]